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Women's Swimming and Diving Competes in Tri-Meet With Coast Guard and URI

Kellie Pennington Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. - November 2, 2013 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team split a tri-meet in the Art Linketter Natatorium on Saturday afternoon with Coast Guard and URI. The Pride breezed past Coast Guard, 238-58, but was edged by URI, 150-149.

Kellie Pennington (Monson, Mass.) won three individual events to lead the way as she captured the 200 free in 1:57.93, was victorious in the 50 free with a 24.12, and touched first in the 100 free in 52.92.

Callie Phillips (East Longmeadow, Mass.) touched first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:46.76 and also took second in the 200 free with a 1:58.94. In the 200 breast, Emily Medeiros (Wakefield, Mass.), produced a winning time of 2:30.16 while she also took second in the 100 breast in 1:08.70. Kelsey Poole (Westfield, Mass.) swam a second-place time of 2:14.88 in the 200 back, and Delaney Dyjak (Ludlow, Mass.) touched second in the 50 free in 25.41.

In the one-meter diving competition, Jennifer Thompson (Cheshire, Conn.) took first with a 241.75, followed by Morgan Kitzmiller's (Dover, Pa.) 239.80. On the three-meter board, Thompson was once again victorious with a 252.15, followed by Kitzmiller's markd of 234.80.

Christiana Greco (Wilbraham, Mass.) claimed first in the 100 fly in 59.54, followed closely by Dyjak's second-place time of 1:00.33. Also, Ashleigh Monore (Southbury, Conn.) posted a time of 11:05.36 to finish second in 1,000 free.

The Pride closed out the meet with a win in the 200 free relay as Pennington, Greco, Mary Masayda (Watertown, Conn.) and Dyjak combined out-touched URI with a 1:38.33.

Next Saturday, the Pride will square off with rival MIT at 1:00 pm.

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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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