Women's Swimming and Diving Increases Lead In Day Two of NEWMAC Championships
Cambridge, Mass. – February 21, 2009
- The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team continued to assert its dominance at the 2009 NEWMAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships as the Pride swept both relays while snagging three individual victories to pull ahead by 101 points. With one day remaining in the three-day competition, MIT leap-frogged Wheaton for second place in the team standings and leads the Lyons by a narrow margin.
The Pride smashed a school, conference, meet, and pool record in the 200 medley relay during the first event of finals. The team of Megan Cooney, Moira Price, Kaitlin Reilly, and Caroline Kosciusko combined to swim 1:45.70 while picking up an NCAA “B” cut. The former Springfield record of 1:50.05 was set in 2004.
Price snagged her second individual NCAA “A” cut in as many days as she swam 1:04.14 to win the 100 breast, while Cooney split 58.12 to take top honors in the 100 back. Both performances resulted in new meet records.
Springfield also secured a victory in the 400 IM by Meredith Trumbull, who touched in 4:42.78 and closed the meet with a victory in the 800 free relay. The relay team of Kosciusko, Aimee Doe, Jaclyn Van Waalwijk, and Kallie Pottle finished in 7:49.25.
Kimberly Shadwick of Coast Guard won her second event of the Championships with a meet record and NCAA “B” cut in the 200 free. MIT was the only other team to net a conference title as Amy Jacobi led a 1-2 finish for the Engineers in the 100 fly. Jacobi set NEWMAC open and meet records in the event during prelims.
1. Springfield - 586
2. MIT - 485
3. Wheaton - 439.5
4. Coast Guard - 303
5. Wellesley - 182
6. Clark - 182
7. WPI - 147
8. Babson - 139
9. Smith - 110.5
10. Mount Holyoke - 61
Head Coach John Taffe
John Taffe enters his 25th season in 2013-2014 as the head coach of the men's and women's swimming teams at Springfield College. Under Taffe’s leadership, the Pride has returned to its status as one of the best collegiate swimming and diving programs in Division III.Read more
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Diving Coach Peter Avdoulos
Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and is entering his 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Men's and Women's Diving Coach of the Year, Avdoulos has coached countless All-New England and All-American divers, as well as several National Champions. Read more
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