Cambridge, Mass. - February 15, 2013 - Kenny Pancoast defended his title on the three-meter to lead the Springfield College men's swimming and diving team in the opening day of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championships.
Springfield is currently third among the seven teams in the championship, totaling 153 pts.
The reigning NEWMAC Diver of the Year, Pancoast continued his tremendous senior with a win on the one-meter board after scoring a 535.65 . Teammate Jack Lewis was second with 488.35 and Pat Smith delivered a third-place score of 444.50. Trevor Sniffin (383.20) and Derek Shaver (377.90) finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
In his first conference championship, Michael Normoyle delivered for the Pride in the 200 IM, placing third with a 1:53.75. Earlier in the day in the prelims, the first-year broke the oldest standing record in program history, besting Larry Jordan's time of 1:53.27 that was set in 1984, 10 years before Normoyle was even born.
Springfield began the evening competition with a second-place finish in the 200 free relay as Nolan Manley, Normoyle, Scott Peters, and Jason Scotto touched in 1:24.65.
John Vatkevich had a very strong showing in the 500 free, producing a fourth-place time of 4:39.05 In addition, Scotto had the Pride's fastest time in the 50 free, taking ninth in 21.35.
The Pride wrapped up the first day of competition taking third in the 400 medley relay. Travis Morse, Normoyle, Pat Geraghty, and Peters registered a time of 3:28.58.