January 28, 2014

Roberts Bestowed America East Swimmer of the Week

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) of the University of New Hampshire women's swimming & diving team has been tabbed America East Swimmer of the Week, announced Tuesday by the conference. 

Roberts garners her second conference weekly honor this season and fifth as a Wildcat.

The senior placed first in two events and tallied a pair of second place . In spite of that, the 'Cats were defeated 156.5-143.5 by the Yale University Bulldogs at Swasey Pool on Friday, Jan. 24.

Roberts was the first leg of the winning quartet in the 400-yard medley relay as the group compiled a pool-best time of 3 minutes, 50.30 seconds. In addition, Roberts highlighted the 200-yard IM as part of a 1-2-3 sweep to clock in at 2:03.07, a pool-best. Furthermore, her improved mark ranks the senior 180th in the nation.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Roberts topped her own pool record with a time of 1:50.75, an America East-best. However, she was edged out by three milliseconds to finish in second place. The senior also tallied a runner-up finish in the 100-yard butterfly to match the conference-best time with a time of 56.05.

The senior currently holds the top America East times in the 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke (56.25) Furthermore, she is a member of the 400-yard medley relay team with a mark of 3:49.81 to lead the conference.

UNH competes in its last dual meet before the America East Championships. The University of Maine Black Bears host the Wildcats in the last tune up before postseason competition on Friday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. For the latest news about UNH women's swimming & diving, be sure to log onto UNHWildcats.com.

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