Women's Swimming & Diving Third in the Standings After Day Three at AE Championships

BOSTON — The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team finished day three of the 2012 America East Swimming and Diving Championships in third place with 425.5 points.

Katie Mann (Prince George, B.C.) paved the way for UNH, setting a school and conference record with her first-place finish in the 400 IM, timing in at four minutes and 14.10 seconds. The recording breaking swim not only qualifies as an NCAA provisional cut but ranks 42nd in the country.

New Hampshire also took the top spot in the 100-yard butterfly with Grace Borchers (Evanston, Ill.) finishing the event in 55.82.

The Wildcats had a strong showing in the 200-yard freestyle, as Sydney Tribou (Orlando, Fla.) and Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.) nabbed second (1:49.98) and fifth place (1:50.70), respectively.

Jessica Little
(Barrie, Ontario) and Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) chipped in with a third-place finishes in respective events. Little finished the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.33 while Cooper clocked in at 56.86 in the 100-yard backstroke.

The 'Cats were also impressive in the 400-yard medley relay with Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.), Cooper, Mann and Tribou teaming up to take second in the event, clocking in at 3:46.22.

New Hampshire returns to action for the final day of the America East Swimming and Diving Championships on Sunday, Feb. 26, beginning with preliminaries (10 a.m.) at Boston University's Aquatic Center.


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