DURHAM, N.H. – Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) broke a 15-year-old pool record in the 1000-yard freestyle, as the University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team placed first in every event, earning a 120-80 victory over Wagner College Sunday afternoon at Swasey Pool.
"We swam real well again today posting some great times," said UNH head coach Josh Willman. "We did get touched out in a couple of races for some places, so we will work on that, but we are right on track."
McCandless smashed the record by almost two seconds with a time of 10 minutes and 18.08 seconds, claiming first place in the event. Classmate Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) followed up with a second place finish in the event, timing in at 10:33.37.
In addition to breaking a pool record, McCandless also earned a first place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, touching in at 59.59. Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.) chipped in with a third place finish in the event timing in at 1:01.31.
New Hampshire kicked off the day on a high note, blazing through the water for a first place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario), Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario), Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario), and Bull took the event with a time of 1:50.77, nearly four seconds ahead of Wagner's relay team.
Perrault wrapped up her weekend with another stellar outing, finishing first in both the 100-yard freestyle (52.95) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.19). Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.) added a second place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:15.14. Anna Gyglewska (Norwalk, Conn.) chipped in notching third place in the 100-yard free (55.78).
Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) was equally impressive claiming first place in both the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.92) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.69). Bull followed closely in the 100-yard back, earning second place with a time of 1:01.66. Little chipped in with a third place finish in the 200-yard free, touching in at 1:58.18 3.
Individually, the 'Cats got solid production from Wollenzien, who also notched a pair of first place finishes on the day. She took the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.43 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:07.44.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. when they to travel to Central Connecticut State to take on the Blue Devils at Jack Suydam Natatorium.