New Hampshire Stays Ahead in America East Champs

Photo Courtesy: Brian Jenkins

After two days of the America East Conference Championships, New Hampshire has held on to a slim lead in the meet. The Wildcats have scored 299 points, Maryland, Baltimore County is in second with 282 and Vermont is in third with 240 points. They are followed by Maine and Binghamton, respectively.

New Hampshire’s Jess Harper took first place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:48.29. The Wildcats also took second and third. Brittany Moffatt touched in 4:53.34 and Brittany Driscoll posted a time of 4:53.75.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Maryland, Baltimore County’s Emily Escobedo touched first in 1:57.32. Her teammate Kayla Lilly was second in 2:03.77 and New Hampshire’s Bettina Caspersen touched third in 2:04.86.

New Hampshire’s Liza Baykova touched first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.44. Maryland, Baltimore County’s Kristie Langford was second with a time of 23.63 and Vermont’s Sarah Mantz was third with a time of 23.67.

Vermont took home the victory in the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Courtney GraySarah Mantz, Kira Hancock and Christa Weaver touched in 1:34.09. New Hampshire was second and Maryland, Baltimore County touched third.

 

 

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Author: Peter Baugh

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Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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