Women's Swimming & Diving Races Past Maine, 193-100
DURHAM, N.H. – Sophomore swimmer Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) broke a Swasey Pool record in the 200 breaststroke en route to a 193-100 victory by the University of New Hampshire women's swimming & diving team on senior day.
The Wildcats wrap up the regular season with a 7-2 record.
New Hampshire opened up the meet with victories in the first four events. The 200-yard medley relay squad, consisting of Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa), Mann, Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) and Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.), opened the meet up with a first place time of 1:48.60. Katie Keefer (Waynesboro, Va.) recorded a dominant finish in the grueling 1000 free, finishing 12 seconds ahead of second place with a time of 10:33.62.
Maine's Naja Harvey gave the Black Bears their first and only victory of the meet as she touched the wall first in the 100 back, recording a time of 1:05.71.
Roberts took first in the next event, the 200 fly (2:02.86) while Reed recorded a gold in the 50 free with a time of 24.71.
Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) won both of the diving events, starting with a score of 277.35 in the 1-meter dive. She would also win the 3-meter dive with a 271.42 point total.
In the ninth event, Roberts recorded another victory as she took gold in the 100 free with a time of 52.37. Cooper earned her second first-place finish of the night in event 10 as she sped through the water in the 200 back, registering a time of 2:07.96.
Mann followed up with her record breaking performance in the 200 breast, touching the wall with a time of 2:18.17, more than eight seconds ahead of the second place time. Sydney Tribou (Orlando, Fla.) notched a first-place time of 5:10.01 in the 500 free in event 12, followed by McCandless' next victory in the 100 fly (56.86).
In the second-to-last event of the meet, Reed recorded a first place exhibition finish in the 200 IM, touching the wall at 2:08.95. The 'Cats capped off the meet with another first place exhibition finish in the 200 free relay. Roberts, Reed, Bettina Caspersen (Lyngby, Denmark) and Bull tallied a time of 1:38.79 in the event.
The Wildcats will return to the pool Thursday, Feb. 14 in the first day of the America East Conference Championships. The four-day event will be held at the University of Maine.