BOSTON – Senior Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) highlighted the University of New Hampshire women's swimming & diving team with a first place finish in the 200-yard butterfly. UNH tallied 573 points to finish fourth to conclude the Terrier Invitational at the Boston University Aquatic Center Sunday afternoon.
New Hampshire placed four swimmers in the top-10 in the 200-yard butterfly event. Headlined by McCandless' mark of 2 minutes and 13 milliseconds, senior Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) was just 31 milliseconds behind McCandless to register a runner-up time of 2:00.44. Allison Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) recorded a fifth place finish, clocking in at 2:04.20. Adria Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) rounded out the 'Cats in the top 10 to log a time of 2:06.30, good for ninth.
Furthermore, the Wildcats now occupy the top five times in America East in the 200-yard butterfly event.
Junior Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) notched a bronze finish in the 200-yard breaststroke to log a time of 2:19.01. Teammate Bettina Caspersen (Lyngby, Denmark) also competed in the event to place sixth with a mark of 2:22.35.
The tandem times are currently ranked first and fourth respectively in the conference.
The quartet of Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick), Sarah Broderick (Haverhill, Mass.), Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Roberts were called upon to compete in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Collectively, the group compiled a time of 3:29.90 to log a fourth place finish in the field.
Bull and Cooper put forth notable performances in the 200-yard backstroke. Powering through the water to earn a time of 2:05.27, Bull was the top finish for the Wildcats in the event on the scoresheet. Cooper paced the 'B' group with a time of 2:04.20. However, her time was the sixth best time out of all the participants in the event and the ranks second amongst America East swimmers.
Senior Katie Keefer (Waynesboro, Va.) notched the last top 10 finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle. The distance swimmer was able to compile a time of 17:54.14 to rank her ninth overall.
The Wildcats conclude their 2013 portion of the schedule as UNH returns to the water on Friday, Jan. 17 at Dartmouth. The intrastate rivals will clash at 6 p.m. For more information about UNH swimming & diving, log onto UNHWildcats.com.