SWIMMING AND DIVING PLACES FIFTH AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
DAY 1 RESULTS
DAY 2 RESULTS
DAY 3 RESULTS

PITTSBURGH-
The University of New Hampshire women’s swimming and diving team, with 323 points, placed fifth at the ECAC Championships held in Pittsburgh this weekend. Central Connecticut State University, who the Wildcats defeated earlier this season, took first place in the championships with 425 points. Rider University was second with 400.5 points, followed by Marist College (379) and America East foe University of Vermont with 345.

Senior Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) earned fifth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.91. She also placed fifth in the 100-yard butterfly, touching in at 57.69. Senior Christine Tartaglia (Brewster, N.Y.) defeated all swimmers during the first two turns of the 200-yard breaststroke, but fell behind to finish in a time of 2:27.33, taking third place. She earned fifth in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.61, just seven-hundredths of a second behind the fourth-place finisher.

Sophomore Mattie Fowler (Farmington, Maine) timed in at 4:30.24, just two-tenths of a second in front of Central Connecticut (4:30.44), to grab second in the 400-yard individual medley. She ten swam past America East foe Vermont in the 200-yard butterfly to earn a fourth-place finish with a time of 2:04.18. Also placing second in and event was Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.), who timed in at 1:06.74 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The Wildcats 400-yard medley relay, which finished second in the preliminaries, touched in at 3:32.79 to grab third in the finals. Petchonka, Kiersten Wollenzien (Arvada, Colo.), Nahin and Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) all were part of the event, which timed in less than a half-of-a-second ahead of the Marist relay team (3:32.94).

Perrault also earned a top-10 finish in the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes, as she placed fourth in the 100 (57.70), only five-hundredths of a second behind the fifth-place finisher. She then garnered seventh in the 200 event with a time of 2:07.78.

Next up for New Hampshire will be the NCAA Championships, which will take place in Columbus, Ohio from Mar. 20-22.
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