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Two Men's Program Records Fall in Second Day of NEWMAC Championships

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Cambridge, Mass. - February 16, 2013 - Michael Normoyle broke his second school record of the weekend and the 800 free relay team set a new program mark to lead the Springfield College men's swimming and diving team at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships on Saturday.

Normoyle, who on Friday broke the program's 29-year old record in the 200 IM, set another school record in the 100 breast on Saturday after registering a winning time of 56.47. The first-year shattered Ryan Mackstutis' mark of 58.05 that was set in 2010.

In the final event of the evening, the 800 free relay team of John Vatkevich, Nolan Manley, Scott Peters, and Jason Scotto clocked in at 6:52.13, the fastest time in program history. The previous record of 6:53.11 was set in 2012 by Manley, Peters, Scotto, and Josh Ernst.

MIT continues to lead the field with 760 points, while Springfield moved up into second and now has totaled 438 points.

The Pride's 200 medley team got off to a great start in the finals session, earning first-place points as Travis Morse, Normoyle, Manley, and Scotto touched in 1:34.00.

Scotto placed third in the 200 free, touching in 1:41.32, while Vatkevich also placed in the finals, taking eighth in 1:46.70. Brad Mills also had a terrific race in the 100 breast, posting a time of 57.97 to earn sixth.

Morse would later place fifth in the 100 back in a time of 52.34, and in the 100 fly,Pat Geraghty had the Pride's best finishing, clocking in at 53.04.

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