Amherst Topples Women's Swimming and Diving, 174-114
Springfield, Mass. - February 3, 2013 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team fell to visiting Amherst, 174-114, in its final dual meet of the season on Sunday afternoon in the Linkletter Natatorium.
Kellie Pennington picked up Springfield's lone win in the pool, taking the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.36.
Jennifer Thompson placed first on the three-meter with a national-qualifying score of 289.20, while on the one-meter, she totaled a national-qualifying mark of 287.17 as she took second.
In the 100 back, Callie Phillips was third in 1:03.24 and was also third in the 100 free after touching in 54.65. Molly Potter was the runner-up in the 100 fly after touching in 1:02.16.
Angela Harrington took third as well in the 100 breast with a 1:10.51.
Springfield will have a weekend off and before traveling to MIT for the NEWMAC Championships on Feb. 15-17
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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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos
Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and is entering his 28th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2012-2013. 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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| Phone: 413.748.3445