November 21, 2010

Women's Swimming and Diving Competes at Terrier Invitational

BOSTON – Led by a record-breaking performance from senior Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario), the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team earned fourth place at the Boston University Terrier Invitational this weekend at Competition Pool.

Perrault broke the program record in the 100-yard butterfly (54.71), taking second place in the event, as New Hampshire racked up 453.5 points on the weekend.  In addition to her record-breaking swim, Perrault also took second place in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.63), while also claiming third in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2 minutes and 6.19 seconds.

Aside from her individual production on the weekend, Perrault was instrumental in giving the 'Cats an early edge on day one of the weekend, leading UNH to a fifth and sixth place finish in the 200-yard free relay and 400-yard free relay, respectively. UNH's relay teams took the 200-yard free in a time of 1:38.36, while finishing the 400-yard free in 3:32.79.

Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.), who was also a member of both relay teams, gave New Hampshire a lift individually on day one, grabbing fifth place in the 50-yard free, clocking in at 24.33. Later in the weekend she took second in the 100-yard free with a time of 52.43.

Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) added a solid effort in the 200-yard breaststroke, notching second place, timing in at 2:20.32. Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.) wasn't too far behind, chipping in with an eighth place finish (2:24.76).

Little wasn't finished racking up the points for the 'Cats, leading the charge in the 100-yard breaststroke, taking fifth place, touching down in 1:06.00. Nahin and Casey Albert (Enfield, N.H.) added to the effort, claiming sixth (1:06.27) and seventh (1:06.74), respectively.  

Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) gave UNH a late push, earning a seventh place finish in the 1650-yard free with a time of 17:20.37

The Wildcats had another solid showing in the 800-yard free relay, with Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario), Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.), Perrault, and Reed teaming up for a sixth place finish, clocking in at 7:45.52.

The Wildcats return to action on Sunday, Dec. 5 (2 p.m.) when they travel to the University of Vermont to take on the Catamounts at Forbush Natatorium.
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