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Women's Swimming & Diving Completes First Day at Ithaca Invitational

Kelsey Poole Complete Results

Ithaca, N.Y. - December 6, 2013 - The Springfield College men's swimming & diving team opening up the first day of competition on Friday at the Bomber Invitational, hosted by Ithaca College.

Kellie Pennington (Monson, Mass.) led the Pride with a second place finish in the 50 free with a NCAA "B" cut time of 23:53.

The 200 medley relay team of Kelsey Poole (Westfield, Mass.), Emily Medeiros (Wakefield, Mass.), Christiana Greco (Wilbraham, Mass.) and Delaney Dyjak (Ludlow, Mass.) earned a third place finish in 1:48.61. Ashleigh Monroe (Southbury, Conn.) also swam well for Springfield, taking eighth in the 500 free with a time of 5:14.02.

Melanie Avdoulos (East Longmeadow, Mass.) was the top finisher for the Pride in the one-meter dive. The sophomore finished second with a national qualifying score of 420.70. Morgan Kitzmiller (Dover, Pa.) placed seventh in the event with a score of 388.75.

Friday night's events consisted of the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 200 medley relay and the three-meter dive.

The three day meet will continue on Saturday morning. Swimming events begin at 10:00 a.m. and diving events get underway at 1:00 p.m. The meet concludes on Sunday, with events beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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Head Coach John Taffe

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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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos

Peter Avdoulos Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and is entering his 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Men's and Women'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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