Cambridge, Mass. - January 18, 2009 - The Springfield College men's swimming and diving team fell to conference rivals MIT and Coast Guard on Sunday afternoon in a tri-meet hosted at MIT. The MIT score was 197.5 to 100.5. The Coast Guard final tally was 194-106.
Leading the way in the meet was the diving unit, led byBrian Sobel, who continued to have a tremendous season under head coach Pete Avdoulos. Sobel won the one-meter with a 334.50 and was followed by Matt Fitzgerald (294.59) and Tyler Gunningsmith (223.12). On the three-meter, Sobel was once again victorious with a 340.65, while Fitzgerald posted a 258.52 and Gunningsmith a 234.98.
In the swimming events, the Pride went without a individual victory, but had several second place finishes. Ryan Mackstutis placed second in the 100 breast in 1:01.02 and the 200 breast in 2:14.57. Brian Way finished second in the 200 fly in 1:59.75.