November 7, 2009

SWIMMING AND DIVING TOPPLES CCSU, 181-110

 DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team placed first in 10 of 16 events to earn a 181-110 win over Central Connecticut State University, Saturday afternoon at Swasey Pool.

The ‘Cats kicked off the day in record setting fashion, capturing first place and a pool record in the 200-yard medley relay, as Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario), Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario), Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) and Mallory Morrell (Rush, N.Y.) led the charge, clocking in at 1 minute 46.70 seconds.

Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.) chipped in with a first place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, as she timed in at 1.55.64. Kelsey Gillespie (Falmouth, Maine) and Evelyn Yuen (Princeton, N.J.) wouldn't finish far behind, capturing third and fourth place with times of 2:00.60 and 2:02.66, respectively.

Perrault followed suit with a stellar performance in the 100-yard backstroke, as she ripped through the water with a time of 58.45. Anna Gryglewska (Norwalk, Conn.) trailed Perrault with a third place finish, timing in at 1:04.53.

New Hampshire didn't let up in the 100-yard breaststroke, as Little and Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.) timed in at 1:05.62 and 1:07.19, earning a first and second place finish, respectively.

The Blue Devils would respond by capturing first and second place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle, tallying 13 total points in the event.

Despite the late charge by the Blue Devils, the Wildcats were at it once again, as Reed and Gillespie finished in first and third in the 100-yard butterfly, respectively. Reed clocked in at 59.21, nearly two seconds ahead of Central Connecticut's Katie Lang, who finished in second. Gillespie finished with a time of 1:03.25.

The Wildcats would round out the event with a pool record in the 800-yard freestyle, as Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario), Perrault, Reed and Tribou timed in at 7:53, to preserve the win for the 'Cats.


The Wildcats return to action on Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. when they travel to Boston University for the Terrier Invitational at Faneuil Pool.

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