February 27, 2010

SWIMMING AND DIVING OWNS THIRD PLACE AFTER DAY THREE OF AE CHAMPIONSHIPS

BOSTON, Mass. - Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario) claimed first place in the 100-yard back, as the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team finished day three of the 2010 America East Swimming and Diving Championships in third place with 406 points.

Perrault finished the event with an impressive time of 54.74 seconds, but it was her preliminary race time of 54.67 that was a new America East record.

Perrault also led the ‘Cats to another record-setting first-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:44.72, as she was closely followed by Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wis.), Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) and Mallory Morrell (Rush, N.Y.). The Wildcats won the event in convincing fashion, setting a new pool and conference record, while also finishing nearly three seconds ahead of first place Boston University.

Nahin claimed New Hampshire's first medal of the day, notching a first place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. Nahin's time of 1:03.08 in her preliminary race set a new conference record and was also a school record for New Hampshire. Casey Albert (Enfield, N.H.) chipped in with a fourth place finish in the event, clocking in at 1:05.11.

Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) also had a strong showing for UNH in the 400-yard individual medley, as she notched a second place finish in the event with a time of 4:24.88.   

The Wildcats return to action on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. for the final day of the America East Swimming and Diving Championships at Boston University's Aquatic Center. Event finals will begin at 5:30 p.m. and an awards ceremony will follow the completion of competition.

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