February 26, 2010

SWIMMING AND DIVING COMPETES AT AE CHAMPIONSHIPS

BOSTON, Mass.. - Junior Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) led a 1-2 sweep of the 200-yard individual medley, capturing first place in the event, as the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team finished day two of the 2010 America East Swimming and Diving Championships in second place with 239 points.

Perrault led the charge for the ‘Cats after claiming two relay victories yesterday, earning the top spot with a time of 2 minutes and 2.71 seconds. Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) was quick to follow her Wildcat teammate, notching second place, touching in at 2:04.09.

Mallory Morrell (Rush. N.Y.) also gave New Hampshire a lift in the 50-yard freestyle, claiming second place after ripping through the water with a time of 23.20. Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) added a sixth place finish in the event, clocking in at 23.63.

The Wildcats were also quite productive in the 200-yard freestyle relay, finishing in third place with a time of 1:35.40. Morrell once again led the way for UNH  breaking an America East Championship record with her lead off swim time of 23.07. She was closely followed by classmates Kelsey Gillespie (Falmouth, Maine), Anna Gryglewska (Norwalk, Conn.) and Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario).

The Wildcats return to action for day three of the America East Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m., beginning with preliminaries at Boston University's Aquatic Center.

 

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