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Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Both Fall to NYU

Complete Results

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – January 13, 2007 – The Springfield College men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams faced always-strong NYU this afternoon at the Art Linkletter Natatorium on the campus of Springfield College.

NYU captured both ends of the meet -- the men defeating SC (146-97), the women also winning (132-111).

On the men’s side, NYU winners included the 400-yard medley relay team (3:40.01), junior Shaughn Keating (Morristown, N.J.) in the 50 free (22.04), sophomore Eric Wang (Redmond, Wash.) in the 400 IM (4:11.66), Wang in the 200 fly (2:02.09), Keating in the 100 free (49.50), junior Brad Thornton (Hastings on the Hudson, N.Y.) in the 200 back (1:59.70), freshman Ryan Murray (Highland, Md.) in the 1-meter diving (249.23 points), Wang in the 200 breast (2:18.20), and the 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:13.65).

For Springfield, winners included senior Paul McCloskey (Brookfield, Conn.) in the 1000 free (10:01.57), McCloskey in the 200 free (1:47.40), freshman Jonathan Alberghini (Cumberland, Me.) in the 3-meter diving (230.62 points), and McCloskey in the 500 free (4:53.32).

On the women’s side, NYU winners included freshman Kacey McCaffrey (Mullica Hills, N.J.) in the 1650 free (18:15.53), freshman Mary Mueller (Scarsdale, N.Y.) in the 400 IM (4:47.49), freshman Serena Ham (Oakland, N.J.) in the 200 fly, senior Alissa Cantone (Ithaca, N.Y.) in the 100 free (56.32), freshman Patricia Beck (Larchmont, N.Y.) in the 200 back (2:11.33), junior Dorota Sawicz (Forest Hills, N.Y.) in the 500 free (5:20.03), and the 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:44.46).

For the Pride, winners included the 400-yard medley relay team (4:11.98), senior Meaghan O’Hara (Bedford, N.H.) in the 200 free (2:00.03), sophomore Moira Price (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) in the 50 free (25.38), sophomore Erin White (Glastonbury, Conn.) in the 1-meter diving (241.42 points), senior Natasha Skowronski (Adams, Mass.) in the 3-meter diving (239.40 points), and Price in the 200 breast (2:30.21).

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