January 16, 2012

Women's Swimming & Diving Falls Short to BU, 182-118

DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) and freshman Katie Mann (Prince George, B.C.) both set record-breaking marks in respective events, but the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team dropped a 182-118 decision to Boston University on Monday afternoon at Swasey Pool. 

Junior Ellen Pelletier
The loss is the first of the season for the Wildcats (5-1), as the Terriers snap UNH's five-meet winning streak.

Mann collected a pair of first-place finishes on the day, setting a pool record in the 400-yard IM with a time of four minutes and 25.83 seconds. Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) added a third-place finish in the event, clocking in at 4:29.87.

Mann also took the top spot in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing in 2:20.85. Casey Albert (Enfield, N.H.) wasn't far behind her Wildcat teammate, claiming third place in the event (2:25.84).

Pelletier also etched her name into the record books with a score of 290.47 in the one-meter dive, earning her a first-place finish and the school record in the event.

The Wildcats also had a solid showing in the 200-yard freestyle, as Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) and Bull claimed first (1:52.40) and third place (1:55.34), respectively. Additionally, Bull gave the 'Cats a lift in the 200-yard backstroke with a first-place finish, touching down at 2:06.44.

The Wildcats are back in action when they take on intrastate rival Dartmouth College on Saturday, Jan. 21 (1 p.m.) at Karl Michael Pool.  
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