October 23, 2011

Women's Swimming & Diving Competes at New England LCM Challenge

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Freshman Katie Mann (Prince George, B.C.) earned one first-place finish and took third place in two events, as the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team competed at the New England LCM Challenge on the campus of Harvard University on Sunday afternoon at Blodgett Pool. 

Mann paved the way for New Hampshire, taking first place in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:44.11), while also notching third-place finishes in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:17.90) and 200-meter IM (2:27.43).

Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) also had a solid showing in the 100-meter breast, finishing in fourth place with a time of 1:18.02. She was even more impressive in the 200-meter breast, claiming second place, timing in at 2:46.24.

The Wildcats also got a lift from Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) as she registered a pair of third-place finishes on the day. She finished the 50-meter freestyle in 28.37, while clocking in at 1:01.27 in the 100-meter free.

Sydney Tribou (Orlando, Fla.) took second place in the 200-meter free with a time of 2:11.29. Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) chipped in with a fourth-place finish in the event, touching down at 2:11.93.

The 'Cats opened the day with a second-place finish in the 400-meter medley relay, as Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa), Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.), Reed and Little clocked in at 4:32.96.

UNH was equally impressive in the 400-meter freestyle relay, finishing in second place with a time of 4:05.27. Reed, Cooper, Tribou and Bull all contributed in the effort.  

The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. for their home opener on "Family Weekend" when they take on Bryant University and Central Connecticut State in a dual meet at Swasey Pool.

 

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