Wellesley, Mass. - February 20, 2010 - After two days of action at the 2010 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, nine-time defending champion Springfield College sits in first place with 568 total points. Highlighting the day was Meredith Trumbull's and Meg Cooney's individual wins and a new school record in the 800 free relay.
The Pride leads MIT by 121 points, as the Engineers have a two-day total of 447. Wheaton College sits in third with 389 points while Coast Guard held on to fourth place with 304. In fifth-place is Clark with 259, followed by Wellesley (212), WPI (154), Mount Holyoke (123), Babson (88), and Smith (77).
Springfield opened up the meet with a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay as Cooney, Janella Cuyler, Kaitlin Reilly, and Caroline Kosciusko touched in a time of 1:49.95.
The Pride showed its depth in the 400 I.M. as it took the top three spots. For the second-straight year, Trumbull took home the crown as she finished with a time of 4:40.56. She was followed by teammates Meghan Sisson (4:44.89) and Meghan Feran (4:46.05).
Despite her fourth-place finish in the 100 fly, Reilly met NCAA 'B' Cut standards after posting a time of 58.47. Teammate Aimee Doe also swam a 'B' cut time in the 200 free with her fourth-place time of 1:55.03.
Cooney was victorious in the 100 back for the second-straight year as she touched in a time of 59.26, also meeting 'B' cut standards.
Springfield closed out the meet on a high note by setting a new school record in the 800 free relay. Reilly, Kosciusko, Doe, and Sisson finished second with a time of 7:44.02, breaking the old school record of 7:46.79 set in 2004.
Day Two Standings
1. Springfield College 568
2. MIT 447
3. Wheaton College 389
4. U. S. Coast Guard Academy 304
5. Clark University 259
6. Wellesley College 212
7. WPI 154
8. Mount Holyoke College 123
9. Babson College 88
10. Smith College 77