Kingston, R.I. -- November 5, 2011 -- The University of Rhode Island's women's swimming & diving team defeated Springfield College, 163.5 to 131.5, last Saturday at URI's Tootell Aquatic Center.
It was the home opener for the Rams.
For the Pride, placing first in the 100-yard freestyle was sophomore Kellie Pennington (Monson, Mass.) with a time of 53.43 seconds.Pennington also placed first in the 50-free with a time of 24.39. Pennington was third in the 100 fly in 1:00.64. Also taking a first in the 100-yard breaststroke was sophomore Nicolle Stracqualursi (Dedham, Mass.) with a time of 1:12.41.
In the 1,000-yard free, senior Meghan Sisson (Plainville, Conn.) earned a second-place finish with a time of 11:07.94. Sisson also took a third in the 500-free in 5:32.37.
Placing first and second in 1-meter diving (6 dives) were SC sophomore Jennifer Thompson (Cheshire, Conn.) with 265.12 points and senior Courtney Keefe (Waltham, Mass.) with 204.00 points.
The Springfield women will be hosting Smith College Saturday at the Linkletter Natatorium at 1 pm.