HAMILTON, N.Y. - Shannon Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.) and Melissa Lague (Salem, N.H.) broke pool records to lead the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team to Saturday's 186.5-113.5 victory at Colgate University.
Daly and Lague teamed with Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Catie McDonough (Denville, N.J.) to open the meet with a winning time of 3 minutes, 58.46 seconds in the 400-yard medley relay. In the next event, Daly then broke Colgate's pool record in the 1000 freestyle by touching the wall in 10:24.51. She also won the 200 breaststroke in 2:20.59.
Lague established a new pool record in the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:03.77. Earlier in the meet, she recorded the fastest time in the 200 free of 1:57.37.
Daly, Lague, McDonough and Amanda Paul (Reston, Va.) swam to victory in the 200 free relay with a combined time of 1:40.93. That win in the last event gave UNH 12 of a possible 16 victories on the day.
Petchonka was one of six other Wildcats to win an event as she bested the field in the 100 butterfly (1:00.60). McDonough was the fastest swimmer in the 50 free (25.30) and also earned second place in the 200 free (1:58.60).
Paul finished first in the 100 free (55.20) and her runner-up finish was part of a 1-2-3 Wildcat sweep in the 100 back. Sarah Guyette (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) took first place in the 100 back with a time of 59.89 and Ana Dowell (Phoenix, Ariz.) was third to touch that wall at 1:02.30. Guyette also placed second in both the 200 back (2:09.30) and 200 individual medley (2:15.15).
Brittany Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.), who took second place in the 1000 free, went on to record the fastest time of 5:09.96 in the 500 free. The other individual Wildcat winner was Kary Goodman (S. Windham, Maine), who took top honors in the 200 butterfly with a winning time of 2:13.42. Teammates Amy Roberts (Boxborough, Mass.) and Meghann MacCurrach (Palm Harbor, Fla.) were the next two swimmers to touch the wall in the 200 fly. In addition to leading the 1-2-3 Wildcat sweep in the 200 butterfly, Goodman also placed second in the 100 fly (1:00.84).
Also of note for the 'Cats, Christine Tartaglia (Brewster, N.Y.) earned second-place finishes in both the 100 breast (1:08.47) and 200 breast (2:31.13). Shana Dege (Lockport, N.Y.) placed second in the 1-meter dive with 244.89 points and her total of 228.98 points was the third-best effort in the 3-meter dive.