Women's Swimming & Diving Earns Coach, Swimmer of the Meet Honors at ECAC Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Head coach Josh Willman was tabbed the Coach of the Meet as Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) and Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) were named Swimmers of the Meet in the final day of the ECAC Championships at Harvard University on Sunday.

Despite the fact that the team did not compete in relays, the swimming and diving program finished the championships in second place, totaling 403 points.

In the morning portion of the final day, Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) finished the 200-yard back preliminary in sixth place, registering a time of 2:02.10.

Emily Magnavita (South Glastonbury, Conn.) blazed through the water in the 100 free to a fourth-place finish with a time of 52.33.

Sophomore Mann procured yet another NCAA-B cut after finishing first in the 200 breaststroke. She clocked in at 2:13.09, more than seven seconds ahead of second place.

Roberts and Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) both cracked the two-minute barrier in the 200 fly, finishing first and second in the event. Roberts swam to a time of 1:59.48, an NCAA-B cut as McCandless finished at 1:59.93. Allison Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) finished as the sixth seed in the event with a time of 2:04.41 while Megan Suffel (Cornwall, Ontario) placed eighth with a time of 2:05.09. 

In the finals segment, Bull kicked off the evening with a seventh-place finish in the 200 back, clocking in at 2:02.19. Magnavita finished sixth in the 100 free with a time of 52.07.

Mann improved her time in the finals of the 200 breast, earning another NCAA-B cut time of 2:11.75. She also set a new school record in the event. Bettina Caspersen (Lyngby, Denmark) finished fifth in the event with a time of 2:22.57.

In the 200 fly, Roberts and McCandless finished in first and second for the second time that day. Roberts clocked in at 1:57.31, earning an NCAA-B cut and the ownership of a new ECAC record. She topped the previous record of 1:59.12 set back in 2009. McCandless finished the event with a time of 1:58.42, also earning an NCAA-B cut.

For more information on the upcoming NCAA Championships, be sure to visit www.UNHWildcats.com.

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