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ORONO, Maine – Shannon Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.) outdistanced herself from the competition in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10 minutes, 20.42 seconds to set a school record and lead the University of New Hampshire swim team to Thursday night's 181-118 victory against the University of Maine at Wallace Pool.
Daly, who bested the field in the 1000 free by more than 50 yards and broke the Wallace Pool record in addition to the UNH benchmark, also won the 500 free (5:07.60) and took second place in the 100 breaststroke. Three other Wildcats won multiple events as the 'Cats took first place in 11 of 16 events.
Christine Harvey (Plaistow, N.H.) led UNH's 1-2-3 sweep in both the 100 breast and 200 breast with times of 1:07.55 and 2:27.52, respectively, and Melissa Lague (Salem, N.H.) recorded the fastest time in both the 100 backstroke (57.92) and 100 freestyle (54.94). They also swam the first two legs of the winning 200 medley relay team that also included Ashley Fish (Fairview, Pa.) and Caitlin Hamer (Andover, Mass.).
Kristen Nardozzi (St. Petersburg, Fla.) won the 200 free (1:57.96) as well as the 200 individual medley (2:12.18), and placed second in the 200 back.
Fish was first to touch the wall in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:14.06 and also placed second in the 100 fly. Amanda Paul (Reston, Va.) was the fastest swimmer in the 50 free (25.32), which followed her second-place effort in the 200 free.
The New Hampshire women’s swim team returns to action Feb. 20-22 at the America East Championships, which will be at Maine's Wallace Pool.