New Hampshire vs. Northeastern
- Nov. 2, 2019
- Northeastern 152-148
Courtesy: Northeastern Athletics
DURHAM, N.H. – Trailing New Hampshire by five points before the final event of Saturday’s dual meet at Swasey Pool, the Northeastern women’s swimming and diving team received a winning effort from Lena Spear, Sidney Smith, Annika Ruehlicke and Megan Clark during the 400 freestyle relay, clinching NU the 152-148 victory.
The Huskies’ 400 freestyle relay broke a pool record (3:28.94), assuring Northeastern (2-2) a split of the meet’s 16 events. NU earned the 26-8 scoring edge from its two relay victories and outgained New Hampshire (2-1) by a 29-9 margin on the diving board.
Clark championed the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events for the Huskies. The NU senior narrowly defeated the Wildcats’ Anna Metzler in the 200 freestyle by 0.08 seconds before achieving the only sub-24 second time in the 50 freestyle (23.47).
Spear finished runner-up to Clark in the 50 and 100 freestyle events, helping the Huskies elevate their team scoring. Kelly Cheng also won a neck-and-neck battle with New Hampshire’s Paige Hillis to claim victory in the 100 butterfly (58.57) by less than 0.4 seconds.
Elly Morrison placed first in both the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions. Morrison scored 255.45 and 254.62, respectively, finishing immediately ahead of second-place Lauren O’Sullivan (237.96, 243.52).
• Northeastern will host Boston University during a dual meet on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Barletta Natatorium (6:30 p.m.).
Courtesy: New Hampshire Athletics
DURHAM, N.H. – The Wildcats won eight of the 16 events as the meet went down to the final relay but Northeastern was able to edge out the University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team, 152-148, in a thriller on Saturday at Swasey Pool. The Wildcats fall to to 2-1 on the season, while the Huskies are now 2-2. UNH has won 38 of the 48 events over the first three meets.
With the result of the 400 free relay determining the winner of the meet, the Huskies posted a time of 3:28.94, while the Wildcats recorded a time of 3:33.89.
The Wildcats return to action on Nov. 22-24, when they compete at the Terrier Invitational at Boston University.
Score: Northeastern 152, Northeastern 148
Location: Durham, N.H. (Swasey Pool)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Records: UNH 2-1, Northeastern 2-2