Women's Swimming and Diving Knocks off Maine, 126-90
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team broke a pair of pool records and claimed first place in every event on its way to earning a 126-90 victory over the University of Maine Friday night at Swasey Pool.
Perrault notched the first pool record of the day for New Hampshire, claiming first place in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of two minutes and 1.26 seconds. Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) followed up with a record-breaking performance of her own in the 200-yard breaststroke, notching the pool record in 2:18.47.
The Wildcats kicked off the night with a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, as Little, Nahin, Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) and Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) touched down at 1:49.60.
Gillespie helped keep up the pace, taking the top spot in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing in 25.36. Reed (2:10.92) and Nahin (2:13.04) followed up claiming first and second place in the 200-yard IM, respectively.
The Wildcats notched first and second place finishes in three of the next four events, helping the home team build a sizable advantage midway through the action. McCandless and Bull ignited the stretch, finishing first (58.94) and second (59.54) in the 100-yard butterfly, respectively.
The 'Cats followed up earning the top two spots in the 100-yard freestyle, as Perrault took first place with a time of 52.91 and Wollenzien claimed second place clocking in at 53.63. In the ensuing event, Bull raced to a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.77. Little was close behind her teammate, notching second place with a time of 1:01.04.
During UNH's streak of first and second place finishes, Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) notched the top spot in the one-meter dive with a score of 251.62.
New Hampshire got a huge lift late in the action, as Reed, Tribou and Perry took the top three spots in the 500-yard freestyle. Reed led the way, clocking in at 5:09.03, while Tribou and Perry finished in 5:11.97 and 5:21.05, respectively.
The Wildcats will begin the America East Championships on Thursday, Feb. 17. All events will take place at Germantown Indoor Swim Center in Boyds, Md.