HANOVER, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team placed first in the 200-yard medley relay for the sixth time in seven meets, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell to Dartmouth College, 141-102, and to Princeton University, 148-93.
In the first swimming event of the day, the Wildcats finished with a time of 1:49.34 in the 200-medley. Freshmen Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) got the Wildcats to an early lead with a first leg split of 26.98, while classmate Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.) and seniors Christine Tartaglia (Brewster, N.Y.) Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) all made solid contributions in the event.
Petchonka also recorded a first place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, timing in just two-tenths of a second ahead of her competitor at 58.81.
In the 200-yard freestyle, freshmen Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario) (1:56.28) had third and fourth place finishes, respectively. Perrault then earned a second place finish in the 100-freestyle, touching in at 53.40.
To wrap up the day the Wildcats grabbed first in the 200-yard medley relay. Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.), Katrina Maloney (Dover, N.H.), Meagan Wengrove (Arvada, Colo.) and Wollenzien all had key contributions in the 1:43.38 finish.
The Wildcats return to America East conference action as they travel to Orono, Maine to face the Black Bears on Thursday, Jan. 31 in the final regular season meet of the season.