WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING COMPETES AT 2006 ECAC OPEN SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sophomore Kary Goodman (South Windham, Maine) of the University of New Hampshire was named Swimmer of the Year at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Open Swimming and Diving Championships, held at the University of Pittsburgh. Overall, New Hampshire placed sixth with 296 points. Marist College was the overall winner with a score of 535.5.

Goodman won both the 100-butterfly and 200-butterfly. She also participated in the first place 400-medley relay and second place 200-medley relay.

In the 100-fly, Goodman cruised to the wall first at 55.93 seconds. Sophomore Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) finished second at 58.16 while sophomore Ana Dowell (Phoenix, Ariz.) placed fifth at 58.68. Goodman won the 200-fly with a time of 2 minutes 01.30 seconds.

Goodman started the 400-medley relay with senior Shannon Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.), Petchonka, and Dowell that propelled them to a win with a time of 3:53.72. The same quartet finished second in the 200-medley relay with a time of 146.91.

Daly competed in both the 200-freestyle and 50-freestyle, finishing first in both events. In the 200-free, Daly was first to the wall at 1:51.84. In the 50-free, she claimed the win with a time of 24.28.

This week, New Hampshire is waiting for an invitation to compete in the upcoming 2006 Women's Division I NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships to be held March 16-18 at the University of Georgia.

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