Women's Swimming and Diving Claims Second after Day One at ECAC Championships

PITTSBURGH – The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team broke a pair of school records and set an ECAC record on day one of the 2011 ECAC Swimming and Diving Championships, claiming second place in a field of 34 teams with 184 points.

The Wildcats opened up the meet notching a school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay, as Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ontario), Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.), Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wis.) and Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ontario) took second place in the event with a time of one minute and 35.10 seconds.

Perrault also led the way in the 200-yard IM, notching the top spot in the event, breaking her own school record and qualifying for an NCAA provisional cut time, as she finished in 2:01.91. Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) was close behind her Wildcat teammate, notching second place with a time of 2:04.30. Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) and Nahin rounded out the top 10 for the 'Cats, claiming fourth (2:06.81) and tenth (2:08.62) place, respectively.

New Hampshire also had a record-breaking performance in the 400-yard medley relay, as Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.), Perrault, Nahin and Wollenzien took first place in an ECAC record time of 3:47.24.

Reed also added a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle, timing in at 23.74.

UNH returns to action for day two of the ECAC Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m., beginning with preliminaries at the University of Pittsburgh.

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