Ithaca, N.Y. - December 6, 2013 - The Springfield College men's swimming & diving team opening up the first day of competition on Friday at the Bomber Invitational, hosted by Ithaca College.
Kellie Pennington (Monson, Mass.) led the Pride with a second place finish in the 50 free with a NCAA "B" cut time of 23:53.
The 200 medley relay team of Kelsey Poole (Westfield, Mass.), Emily Medeiros (Wakefield, Mass.), Christiana Greco (Wilbraham, Mass.) and Delaney Dyjak (Ludlow, Mass.) earned a third place finish in 1:48.61. Ashleigh Monroe (Southbury, Conn.) also swam well for Springfield, taking eighth in the 500 free with a time of 5:14.02.
Melanie Avdoulos (East Longmeadow, Mass.) was the top finisher for the Pride in the one-meter dive. The sophomore finished second with a national qualifying score of 420.70. Morgan Kitzmiller (Dover, Pa.) placed seventh in the event with a score of 388.75.
Friday night's events consisted of the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 200 medley relay and the three-meter dive.
The three day meet will continue on Saturday morning. Swimming events begin at 10:00 a.m. and diving events get underway at 1:00 p.m. The meet concludes on Sunday, with events beginning at 10:00 a.m.