October 18, 2009

SWIMMING AND DIVING TAKES OUT WAGNER, 121-77

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - The University of the New Hampshire swimming and diving team captured first place in all but three events, earning its third win in a row, defeating Wagner College 121-77, Sunday afternoon at Wagner Pool.

The Wildcats got off to a quick start in the 200 medley relay as Mallory Morrell (Rush, N.Y.), Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.), Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) and Mattie Fowler (Farmington, Maine) led the Wildcats to a 1:52.36 finish, capturing first place in the event.

Individually the Wildcats wouldn't waste any time in the early going, as Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.) led the way in the 1000-yard freestyle, capturing first place with a time of 10:49.60.  Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario) and Whitney Powers (Bedford, N.H.) would place in second and third in the event with times of 10:50.27 and 11:31.18, respectively.

The Wildcats wouldn't let up in the 200-yard freestyle either, as Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) and Perrault ripped through the water to tie for first place with a time of 1:57.61. Nahin followed her Wildcat teammates close behind capturing third place with a time of 2:02.32.

Morrell provided a solid punch for the ‘Cats in the middle of the meet placing in first in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle with times of 24.53 and 53.12, respectively. Her time in the 50-freestyle was a pool record. Anna Gryglewska (Norwalk, Conn.) added a second place finish in the 100-yard freestyle clocking in at 55.74.

Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) and Fowler notched first and second place finishes in the 400-yard IM, respectively. Little timed in at 4:42.32, while Fowler finished with a time of 4:45.60.

The Wildcats would round out the afternoon with a pair of first places finishes in both the 100-yard backstroke and the 500-yard freestyle. Perrault led the way in the 100-yard backstroke as she clocked in with a time of 59.33. Little added a second place finish in the event, finishing with a time of 1:01.45.

As for the 500-yard freestyle, Jess Perry (Middleboro, Mass.) blazed through the water with a time of 5:27.64, finishing nearly six seconds faster than Melanie Rodriguez-Lapman, who finished in second place for Wagner.


The Wildcats return to action on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. when they play host to Central Connecticut State at Swasey Pool.

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