November 23, 2013

Women's Swimming & Diving Completes Day Two of the Terrier Invitational

BOSTON- The University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team completed day two of the Terrier Invitational Saturday Nov. 23 at the Boston University Aquatic Center.

With one day remaining, New Hampshire has tallied 396 points to rank fourth in the three-day meet.

The Wildcats opened the day with a fifth place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Junior Oneida Cooper (Johannesburg, South Africa), sophomore Bettina Caspersen (Lyngby, Denmark), senior Lauren McCandless (Macungie, Pa.), and senior Jenni Roberts (Springvale, Maine) finished the event with a time of 1 minute, 47.60 seconds to earn fifth.

UNH took two top-three spots in the 400-yard individual medley on strong performances from junior Katie Mann (Prince George, B.C) and senior Jenna Bull (Woodstock, New Brunswick). Mann earned second place with a time of 4:18.88, while Bull captured third place in 4:26.35. Their times currently rank first and second respectively in America East. Furthermore, Mann's 4:18.88 mark is 22nd best among Division I swimmers.

McCandless, Roberts and Cooper also notched quality performances in the 100-yard butterfly. McCandless took third place with a time of 56.14 seconds, Roberts followed in fourth at 56.18 seconds, and Cooper finished seventh in 56.65 seconds. The trio presently claims the fastest three times in the America East conference. Junior Allison Morales (Santa Clarita, Calif.) claimed 12th place in the event, timing in at 57.97 seconds.

The Wildcats had two swimmers finish in the top-16 of the 100-yard breaststroke. Mann sped to a third place finish with a conference-best 1:05.04 time, while Caspersen finished 11th to compile a time 1:06.69.

Bull earned the final place for UNH on the day. Competing in the 100-yard backstroke, Bull skimmed across the water to log a time 59.18 seconds, good for 15th.

UNH finishes the Terrier Invitational on Sunday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m. For more information on the University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team, be sure to visit www.unhwildcats.com.

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