In the recently completed swimming season, the University of New Hampshire women’s team came up just short in their attampt at a third straight America East championship. One reason the Wildcats are so strong in the pool is Windham’s Kary Goodman who was named Most Outstanding Swimmer in 2006. And this year as a junior, Goodman had another season of standout performances.

Goodman led the Wildcats at last month’s America East Championship with three wins. She set a new pool record in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 55.40. She won the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:02.24. And she also took the top spot in the 100 yard backstroke at 56.51 seconds. She also teamed up with Evelyn Yuen, Deanna Petchonka and Katrina Maloney to win the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:45.30.

In an early meet at the Boston University Invitational last November, Goodman gave an indication of what was to come winning three events and setting three records. She won the 200 yard butterfly in 2:02.18. She set new pool records in the 100 yard butterfly (55.92) and the 100 yard backstroke (55.95). And her time in the backstroke also broke the UNH record.

Goodman holds UNH records in five different events. She has the top time in the 200 yard butterfly, 200 yard backstroke, 100 yard butterfly, 800 yard freestyle and 400 yard medley relay. She is also the America East record holder in the 200 and 100 yard backstroke.

Goodman is a 2004 graduate of Catherine McAuley High School in Portland. She is majoring in justice studies and sociology at UNH.


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