Oneonta, N.Y. - January 9, 2010 - The Springfield College women’s swimming and diving team opened up the 2010 portion of its schedule by handling both Hartwick and Union on Saturday afternoon. The Pride defeated Hartwick by a score of 158 to 83, while topping Union 156 to 86.
For Springfield, Meghan Sisson and Kaitlin Reilly each won multiple events. Sisson cruised past the competition in the 1,000 free with a time of 10:51.38, and won the 500 free in 5:20.26. Reilly edged out Hartwick’s Robyn Smyth in a time of 25.51 to take the 50 free crown, then later beat out teammate Aimee Doe to win the 100 free in 55.74.
Several other athletes also had strong outings. Doe was able to top the field in the 200 free with a time of 2:00.44. Junior Meredith Trumbull was victorious in the 200 butterfly touching in 2:17.03, while the quartet of Doe, Reilly, Jaclyn VanWaalwijk, and Caroline Kosciusko took the 400 free relay in 3:44.71.
In the diving well, senior Meghan Kijanka won the one-meter with a score of 228.1, followed by classmate Michelle Reggio who tallied 218.05 points. Reggio was able to earn the three-meter victory with 247.2 points.
The Pride will now prepare for an important and busy weekend as it will swim three of the top teams in the region. On Saturday, Springfield will travel to the Big Apple to square off against NYU. The following day, SC will head home to host a tri-meet with Coast Guard and MIT, who is currently ranked sixth in the country.