March 29, 2012

Olympic Swim Trial Update: Mann Wraps Up Canadian Trials

MONTREAL – Freshman Katie Mann (Prince George, B.C.) of the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team competed in the 200-meter breaststroke for her fourth and final event at the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials Saturday at the Olympic Park Pool.

The Prince George native, who finished the 200-meter breaststroke in a time of 2:36.17 to just miss the finals by .8 seconds, wrapped up the trials with personal-best marks and new records for her Prince George club team in each of her four events.

On Friday, Mann finished the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:13.63 and the 200-meter individual medley in 2:21.25, nearly missing the consolation finals in both events.

Mann kicked off the trials with a 16th-place finish in the 400-meter individual medley, swimming in a time of 4:57.82. Mann, who was 11.33 behind London-bound winner, Stephanie Horner, posted a personal-best mark in the event and set a new record for her club team.

Fellow freshman Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) is set to swim in the 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley, and 100- and 200-meter backstroke events at the South African Olympic Trials on April 16-22 at the Kings Park Aquatic Center in Durban, South Africa.

Please visit www.unhwildcats.com for continued coverage of Mann and Cooper at the Olympic swimming trials.

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