Women's Swimming and Diving Claims Top Spot at AE Championships After Day One

BOYDS, Md. - The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team broke one pool and a pair school and conference records on day one of the 2011 America East Swimming and Diving Championships, claiming the top spot in the field with 80 points.

The Wildcats opened up the day with a victory in the 800-yard freestyle relay, as Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario), Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario), Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) and Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.) teamed up to win the event with a record-setting time of 7:19.79. The impressive mark set a school and conference record and also qualified as an NCAA provisional cut time.

New Hampshire was just as impressive in the 200-yard medley relay, setting a new school, conference and pool record, clocking in at 1:41.70. Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wis.), Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.), Perrault and Reed all contributed to the record-setting performance, as the Wildcats also achieved an NCAA provisional cut time with the stellar mark.

UNH returns to action for day two of the America East Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m., beginning with preliminaries at the Germantown Aquatic Center.
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