February 25, 2010

SWIMMING AND DIVING CLAIMS TOP SPOT AT AE CHAMPIONSHIPS AFTER DAY ONE

BOSTON, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team broke two conference and pool records on day one of the 2010 America East Swimming and Diving Championships, claiming the top spot in the field with 80 points.

The Wildcats opened up the meet setting a new pool and America East record in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7 minutes and 21.11 seconds. The impressive time was also a school record for New Hampshire, as the ‘Cats earned 40 points in the event.  

Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) led the charge for the ‘Cats, touching in first with a time of 1:49.62, followed by Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.), Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) and Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario).

New Hampshire rounded out the meet with an equally impressive performance in the 200-yard medley relay, breaking a pool and an America East championship record with a time of 1:42.24.

Perrault once again led the way for UNH, as she was closely followed by teammates Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.), Reed and Mallory Morrell (Rush, N.Y.). For UNH, both times in each event qualify for NCAA provisional time standards.

The Wildcats return to action for day two of the America East Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m., beginning with preliminaries at Boston University's Aquatic Center.

 

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