February 19, 2011

Women's Swimming and Diving Holds onto Third after Day Three at AE Championships

BOYDS, Md. – The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team broke a combined six records on day three of the 2011 America East Swimming and Diving Championships, claiming third place with 387 points. 

Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wis.) broke a school and conference record in the 100-yard breaststroke in one minute and 2.48 seconds, notching a first-place finish in the event. Casey Albert (Enfield, N.H.) was close behind her Wildcat teammate, finishing in fourth place with a time of 1:04.78.

New Hampshire also took the top spot in the 400-yard medley relay, as Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario), Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.), Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario) and Nahin finished in 3:43.89, setting a school and conference record. Perrault was especially impressive, breaking the school and conference record in the 100-yard back with her leadoff swim in the relay, timing in at 54.34.

UNH also had a stellar showing in the 200-yard freestyle, as Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.; 2nd), Wollenzien (4th) and Sydney Tribou (Belle Island, Fla.; 7th) all finished in the top 10. Reed led the way, clocking in at 1:50.25, while Wollenzien and Tribou timed in at 1:51.18 and 1:51.54, respectively.

Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) opened up the day taking fifth place in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:23.91, earning 14 points in the event. The Wildcats followed up with a solid showing in the 100-yard butterfly, as Perrault claimed a second-place finish, touching down at 55.11.

UNH returns to action for the final day of the America East Swimming and Diving Championships on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m., beginning with preliminaries at the Germantown Aquatic Center.

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