OXFORD, Ohio - March 15, 2008 - Senior Roy Burch recorded a fourth place finish in the 50 freestyle on the opening day of the NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Miami’s (Ohio) Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center.
After the first day of competition, Springfield is in eighth place with 46 overall points.
Burch, who was named an All-American after his fourth-place mark in the 50 freestyle. Burch was fifth after the prelims on Thursday morning when he touched the wall in 20.26, a new Springfield College record. In the finals, Burch finished in 20.34 en route to finishing fourth.
The freestyle relay team of Burch, Greg Pearsall, Andrew Blakesley, and Matt Manoni was also tabbed All-American after it finished seventh in the finals. The squad touched in a time of 1:22.89 en route to finishing seventh.
On the one-meter diving board, senior Ben Casavant advanced to the finals after finishing 12th in the prelims with a score of 147.85. In the finals, Casavant continued the Pride's All-American selections as he placed 10th in the country with a score of 414.40.