BOSTON, MASS. - Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.) and Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) captured second place in two events, propelling the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team to a 363.5 point finish, earning sixth place at the Boston University Terrier Invitational this weekend at Competition Pool.
Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) helped give the Wildcats an early lift, as she took third place in the 200-yard individual medley, clocking in at 2 minutes and 6.88 seconds, earning 16 points on the invitational's fifth event. Perrault wouldn't be far behind her teammate as she earned a sixth place finish, timing in at 2:08.69.
The Wildcats would add to their early success just two events later, as Mallory Morrell (Rush, N.Y.) captured fifth place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.48.
Aside from individual success, the Wildcats were just as effective in the 400-yard medley relay, as Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.), Little, Perrault and Morrell ripped through the water for a fifth place finish with a time 3:54.55, en route to earning 28 points.
New Hampshire continued its hot start with a solid showing in day two of the competition, opening up with a third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Perrault, Nahin, Reed and Morrell provided the early boost for the ‘Cats as they clocked in with a time of 1:46.57.
Individually, the Wildcats had a strong showing in the 100-yard breast stroke as Nahin took second place with a time 1:03.93, while Little captured sixth place, clocking in at 1:06.01.
Perrault also provided a late punch on day two for the Wildcats as she notched a second place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.35.
On Sunday, the Wildcats remained competitive in nearly every event, however, they made their mark in the 200-yard breaststroke as Little and Nahin finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively. Little clocked in at 2:30.42 and Nahin timed in at 2:23.74, as the pair compiled 27 points combined.
The ‘Cats would cap off the three day meet with a fifth place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Kelsey Gillespie (Falmouth, Maine), Morrell, Reed and Perrault all provided the punch for New Hampshire, clocking in at 3:32.36.
The Wildcats return to action on Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. when they open up conference action against visiting Vermont at Swasey Pool.