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Swimming & Diving Teams Fall At Willams

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Jan. 22, 2005 – The Springfield College diving duo of junior All-American Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.) and freshman Ben Casavant (Acton, Mass.) swept the one- and three-meter diving events, but it was host Williams College defeating the Pride, 182-116, in men’s swimming and diving action, Saturday.

Shaw’s winning one-meter score of 308.70 broke a 16-year old school record set by David Roth (305.85) in 1989. Casavant was victorious in three-meter (300.75) while finishing runner-up on one-meter (308.70).

Senior Jeff Doornweerd (Meriden, Conn.) and freshman Roy Burch (Warwick, Bermuda) each picked up a first place finish for the Pride, winning the 50 free (21.72) and 100 free (47.37), respectively. They then teamed with sophomore Chris LeCompte (Londonderry, N.H.) and Ryan Mahoney (Westford, Mass.) to win the 400 free relay in 3:11.43.

On the women’s side, freshman Dana Allen (Agawam, Mass.) and graduate student Andrea Babcock (Wayland, Mass.) finished 1-2 in both the one- and three-meter diving events, but it was host Williams College downing the Pride, 179-114.

Allen’s winning scores were 259.88 in the one-meter and 275.1 in three-meter, while Babcock was credited with 243.98 and 245.10, respectively.

SC’s 400 free-relay team, consisting of senior All-American Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.), juniors Emily Phillips (North Windham, Conn.) and Alicia Hart (West Hartford, Conn.) and sophomore Meagan O’Hara (Bedford, N.H.) swam to victory in 3:45.20.
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