Men's Swimming and Diving Places Third at Ithaca Invitational
Ithaca, N.Y. - December 4, 2011 - The Springfield College men's swimming and diving team wrapped up the third day of the Ithaca Invitational on Sunday and finished in third place out of nine teams competing.
Cornell University won the competition with 1,996 points, followed by Hartwick College (1,401.5), and Springfield (1,209.5).
Josh Ernst once again had the Pride's top finish in the pool as he took third in the 200 back in 1:56.39, while Kelly Dullard finished in 2:00.47 to take eighth.
In the 100 free, Nolan Manley took fourth in 47.67, while teammate Scott Mackstutis placed sixth in 47.85. Phillip Murphy also swam to a ninth-place finish in the 1,650 free with a time of 17:06.15.
The Pride closed out the competition with a third-place finish in the 400 free relay as Mackstutis, Manley, Scott Peters, and Ernst combined to touch in 3:10.17.
Head Coach John Taffe
John Taffe enters his 24th season in 2012-2013 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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| Phone: 413.748.3169
Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos
Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and will enter his 28th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2012-2013. The current NEWMAC 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