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Women's Swimming & Diving Falls to URI, 163.5 to 131.5

Meghan Sisson Complete Results

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.

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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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