Mann and Roberts Break Records During Day Two of ECAC Championships
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Junior Katie Mann (Prince George, British Columbia) and senior Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) both snapped ECAC records during the second day of the ECAC Championships, hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy at Lejeune Hall Saturday.
Mann successfully defended her title in the 400-yard IM. The junior trumped her 2013 ECAC record of 4 minutes, 11.18 seconds with a NCAA provisional cut and personal-best time of 4:09.40 to earn gold in the event. Mann's new ECAC record currently ranks 22nd in Division I. Junior Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) also partook in the event. Cooper registered a fifth place finish with a time of 4:24.07.
Roberts registered her second first place finish of the meet, garnering a new ECAC record in the 200-yard freestyle. The senior blazed through the water to touch the wall at 1:48.50 for the first place finish, shaving off 10 hundredths of a second for a new career-best.
Senior Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) and junior Allison Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) competed in the 100-yard butterfly. McCandless headlined the Wildcats with a sixth place finish, clocking in at 54.97. Morales registered a time of 56.09 to rank 12th out of the field of 38 participants.
Sophomore Bettina Caspersen (Lyngby, Denmark) logged a top-five finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. Caspersen finished fifth in a field of 28 swimmers with a career-best time of 1:03.80.
The Wildcats conclude their time at the ECAC Championships on Sunday, March 2. The preliminary heats start at 9 a.m followed by the final events at 4 p.m. For the latest news on the UNH women's swimming & diving team, please visit UNHWildcats.com.