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Men's Swimming & Diving Edged By Coast Guard

Coast Guard Men 126, SC 111

SC Women 157, Coast 80

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan.31, 2004 –Springfield College sophomore Sarah Healy (Milton, Mass.) swept the one and three-meter diving with scores of 187.27 and 214.80, respectively, as the Pride improved its record to 9-2 by defeating Coast Guard, 157-80, on Saturday at Art Linkletter Natatorium.

SC’s 200-freestyle relay team of sophomore Melissa Denza (Torrington,Conn.), sophomore Alicia Hart (West Hartford, Conn.), sophomore Emily Phillips (North Windham, Conn.) and junior Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.) won in a time of 1:44.18. The Pride’s 400-medley relay team, comprised of senior Claire Mueller (Newburgh, N.Y.), senior Beth Byron (Haverhill, Mass.), senior Jessica Defoe (Monson, Mass.)and senior Marybeth Kuliga (Sandford, Maine) also placed first in 4:13.82

Other winners included Mueller in the 100 backstroke (1:04.15); Kuliga in the 500 freestyle (5:26.57); Hart in the 100 freestyle (56.56); freshman Meaghan O’Hara (Bedford, N.H.) in the 1,000 freestyle (11:18.00), and junior Emily Stout (Edgecomb, Maine) in the 200 freestyle (2:02.70).

On the men’s side, SC junior Louis Arruda (West Warwick, R.I.) won the 100 freestyle (48.94) and the 200 freestyle (1:49.08), but Coast Guard defeated the Pride, 126-111.

Sophomore All-American Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.) won the one-meter (274.42) and three-meter (263.78) diving for SC (5-4 overall). Sophomore Dan Moran (Wilbraham, Mass.) placed first in the 500 freestyle (5:00.71), and junior Tim Ryan (Hatboro, Pa.) won the 1,000 freestyle (10:26.63). SC’s 400-medley team of Ryan, freshman Ryan Mahoney (Westford, Mass.), junior Blake Leshnick (Suffern, N.Y.) and Arruda swam to a win (3:41.24)
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