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Women's Swimming and Diving Clashes With MIT

Kellie Pennington Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. - November 10, 2012 - In a clash of two of the top teams in the region, the Springfield College women's swimming and diving team fell to MIT, 180.50-119.50, in the Art Linkletter Natatorium.

The team of Kelsey Poole, Nicolle Stracqualursi, Callie Phillips, and Amanda Shaw opened the meet touching second in the 400 medley relay in 4:09.92.

Kellie Pennington was victorious in a pair of events, claiming the 50 free in 24.20 and the 100 free in 54.18.

Ashleigh Monroe had Springfield's other individual win in the pool as she claimed a win in the 1,650 free after posting a time of 18:16.64.

In the 100 breast, Stracqualursi posted a time of 1:10.16 to place second, while Phillips earned second-place points in the 500 free after swimming a 5:18.67. Poole also finished second in the 100 fly with a 1:00.51.

Jennifer Thompson swept the diving events with a pair of national qualifying standards. She won the one-meter board with a score of 269.39 before totaling a 281.77 to win the three-meter board.


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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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