January 18, 2010

SWIMMING AND DIVING SPLITS DUAL-MEET WITH BU AND NU

DURHAM, N.H.  - The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team captured a 160-139 victory over Northeastern University and fell to Boston University 205-94, in dual-meet action on Monday afternoon at Swasey Pool.

Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.) led the way for New Hampshire, breaking a pool record and capturing first place in the 100-yard breaststroke, timing in at 1 minute and 3.53 seconds. Her impressive time not only tops the America Easy performance list, but it is also just 0.15 short of the UNH record.

The Wildcats also got solid production from Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) in the event, as she placed third and clocked in with a time of 1:06.51

Little also chipped in with a first place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke, timing in at 2:19.50. Nahin wasn't too far behind either, as she notched a third place finish in the event with a time of 2:23.52.

Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) gave the ‘Cats a solid lift in the 200-yard backstroke, capturing a first place finish with a time of 2:04.66. Perrault also added a pair of second place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard IM, timing in at 57.40 and 2:09.19, respectively.

Mallory Morrell (Rush, N.Y.) and Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) teamed up to capture second and third place, respectively, in the 100-yard free. Morrell clocked in at 52.80, while Reed finished with a time of 52.85.

The ‘Cats also had a productive showing in the 1000-yard free, as Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario) took second place, timing in at 10:26.65. Jessica Perry (Middleboro, Mass.) also added a fifth place finish in the event, with a time of 10:58.17.

Individual events aside, New Hampshire was equally stellar in team relays, capturing a second place finish in both the 200-yard medley and the 400-yard freestyle. Perrault, Nahin, Reed and Morrell got things started in the 200, finishing with a time of 1:47.17. While Morrell, Anna Gryglewska (Norwalk, Conn.), Wollenzien and Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.) timed in at 3:37.54 in the 400.

The ‘Cats rounded out the afternoon honoring their three seniors, Mattie Fowler (Farmington, Maine), Meaghan Wengrove (Arvada, Colo.) and Evelyn Yuen (Princeton, N.J.) in a Senior Day celebration.

Fowler is the 2008 America East Champion in the 400 IM and is the UNH School record holder and ECAC record setter in the 400 IM with a time of 4:22.09. In addition, she has also been named to the America East All-Conference Team in each of the last three seasons.  

Wengrove, who named to the America East All-Conference Team in 2009, was a multi-event finalist at the conference championships in her career, placing as high as third in the 400 IM.

As for Yuen, she is a two-time America East All-Conference Team member and was also a multi-finalist in the breaststroke events at the America East Championships during her career. Her best performance in the conference championships came in 2007, when she was named runner-up in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The Wildcats return to action on Jan. 22, at 5 p.m., when they travel to face rival Maine at the Stanley M. Wallace Pool.

 

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