Men's Swimming and Diving Competes In Final Day of NCAA Championships
Saturday's Complete Results
Minneapolis, Minn. - March 21, 2009
- Senior Greg Pearsall
swam in the 100 freestyle in his final collegiate event on Saturday morning, while Brian Sobel
finished eighth in the country in the the three-meter diving competition in the final day of the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships.
As a team the Pride finished tied for 26th out of 66 teams at the NCAA's with a team score of 31.
Pearsall finished 17th in the country in the 100 freestyle race as he touched the wall in 45.37. The senior entered the race with the 17th fastest time in the country, a time of 45.27. His time on Saturday was not fast enough to qualify for the finals on Saturday evening.
Teammates Sobel and Matt Fitzgerald competed in the three-meter diving competition on Saturday afternoon, with Sobel advancing to the championship final. Sobel finished eighth in the country on the three-meter board with a final score of 461.05. Sobel finished fifth in the prelims with a score of 477.70 to advance to the finals, while Fitzgerald finished in 15th with a score of 408.90. Fitzgerald earned his second Honorable Mention All-American accolade of the week as he also finished 15th in the one-meter diving event.
Head Coach John Taffe
John Taffe enters his 25th season in 2013-2014 as the head coach of the men's and women's swimming teams at Springfield College. Under Taffe’s leadership, the Pride has returned to its status as one of the best collegiate swimming and diving programs in Division III. Read more
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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos
Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and will enter his 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Women's and Men's Diving Coach of the Year, Avdoulos has coached countless All-New England and All-American divers, as well as several National Champions. Read more
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| Phone: 413.748.3445