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Women's Swimming & Diving Finishes Second at Ithaca Invitational

Kellie Pennington Complete Results

Ithaca, N.Y. - December 8, 2013 - The Springfield College women's swimming & diving team finished second out of 12 teams at the Ithaca Invitational this weekend. The three-day meet concluded on Sunday.

The Pride finished with 977 points for second place. Cornell University won the invitational with 1983 points.

Kellie Pennington (Monson, Mass.) led Springfield with a second place finish in the 100 free. The senior swam the event in NCAA "B" cut time of 50.60.

The 400 free relay team of Callie Phillips (East Longmeadow, Mass.), Delaney Dyjak (Ludlow, Mass.), Kelsey Poole (Westfield, Mass.) and Pennington finished in 3:32.99, good for third place.

Emily Medeiros (Wakefield, Mass.) took fourth in the 200 breast with a time of 2:26.14. Also swimming well in the event was Nicolle Stracqualursi (Dedham, Mass.) who placed ninth in 2:32.

Ashleigh Monroe (Southbury, Conn.) earned a sixth place finish in the 1650 free and sophomore finished in 18:02.27.


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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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E-Mail | Phone: 413.748.3169

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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E-Mail | Phone: 413.748.3445

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