Women's Swimming & Diving Surges Past Vermont, 168-132
DURHAM, N.H. — Junior Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) and senior Jessica Little (Barrie, Ontario) combined for five individual first-place finishes, propelling the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team to a 168-132 victory over the University of Vermont on Sunday afternoon at Swasey Pool.
UNH remains undefeated on the season, improving to 5-0, while also picking up its first conference win of the season with the victory.
Reed paved the way for New Hampshire, finishing in first place in the 50-yard (24.12), 100-yard (52.48) and 200-yard freestyle (1:52.06). Additionally, Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) chipped in with a second-place finish in the 200-yard free, touching down at one minute and 53.27 seconds.
Reed also swam a leg in UNH's first-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay, as the 'Cats clocked in at 3:32.56. Emily Magnavita (South Glastonbury, Conn.), Megan Suffel (Cornwall, Ontario) and Bull also contributed to the swim.
Little was equally impressive, collecting first-place finishes in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststrokes, timing in at 1:06.19 and 2:21.90, respectively. Katie Mann (Prince George, B.C.; 1:07.31) and Casey Albert (Enfield, N.H.; 1:07.90) added second and third place finishes in the 100-yard breast, respectively.
The 'Cats also swept the afternoon's dive events with Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) leading the way, notching the top spot in the one-meter (248.25) and three-meter dive (232.80).
Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) collected a trio of second-place finishes and Mann claimed a first-place finish of her own to round out UNH's top performers on the day. The pair took the top two spots in the 200-yard IM, as Mann finished in 2:07.17 and Cooper clocked in at 2:08.66. Cooper finished her afternoon timing in at 58.48 in the 100-yard backstroke while finishing the 100-yard butterfly in 58.38.
The Wildcats return to action when they face off against Boston University (12 p.m.) on Monday, Jan. 16 at Swasey Pool.