Women’s Swimming & Diving Storms Past Bryant and CCSU
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Junior Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) racked up a trio of first-place finishes to lead the University of New Hampshire women's swimming & diving team to a pair of victories over Bryant (137-124) and Central Connecticut State (180-80) on Saturday afternoon at the Chace Center Pool.
UNH (5-0) remained undefeated on the season with the two wins and claimed top finishes in seven of the 14 events. Roberts, the two-time reigning America East Swimmer of the Week, captured the 100-yard butterfly (56.75), 200-yard IM (2:05.28) and 200-yard free (1:53.01).
Junior Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.) picked up a pair of top finishes in the 200-yard butterfly and 1,000-yard free as she touched the wall in times of 2:05.26 and 10:30.64, respectively.
Junior Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick) added a top finish in the 200-yard back with winning time of 2:07.39. She also picked up a pair of second-place finishes in the 100-yard back (59.81) as well as the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:09.26. Sophomore Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa) added a third-place finish in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:12.23, giving the Wildcats a clean sweep in the event.
The Wildcats' 200-yard free relay team edged out a pair of Bryant squads to claim the top spot as senior Shelli Reed (Hollister, Calif.), sophomore Emily Magnavita (South Glastonbury, Conn.), Bull and sophomore Megan Suffel (Cornwall, Ontario) teamed up to post a time of 1:39.47.
Suffel also added a runner-up finish in the 100-yard butterfly, clocking in at 59.12, while Reed registered a pair of second-place finishes in the 100-yard free (53.89) and 200-yard free (1:53.80).
Sophomore Adria Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) gave the Wildcats a boost with a runner-up finish in the 200-yard butterfly, touching the wall at 2:07.73.
The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, Nov. 10 when they play host to Rhode Island at 1 p.m.