DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team topped Boston College by a score of 174-99 Saturday afternoon at Swasey Pool. The meet was the first of the year for the Wildcats.
New Hampshire won 12-of-15 events on the day while junior transfer Jennifer Roberts (Sanford, Maine) led the way with three individual wins, including top finishes in the 100-yard fly (56.02), 200-yard backstroke (2:05.30) and the 200-yard free (1:52.05). Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.), Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) and Katie Mann (Prince George, B.C.) each claimed a pair of first-place finishes in individual events as well.
Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke event with a time of 1:00.27. Cooper also swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay in which New Hampshire took first place in. Mann, Allison Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and Reed swam the remaining legs of the race.
In the final event of the meet, the Wildcats shattered a pool record in the 200-freestyle relay with a time of 1:38.14. Reed swam the first leg of the relay, followed by Megan Suffel (Cornwall, Ontario), Emily Magnavita (South Glastonbury, Conn.) and Roberts.
In the diving portion of the meet, Ellen Pelletier (West Hartford, Conn.) was tops in the 1-meter dive with a score of 240.61. She also recorded the top score in the 3-meter dive, notching total of 218.78.
The Wildcats are back in action Oct. 20 when they travel to the Forbush Natatorium to take on Vermont. The meet will start at 11 a.m.