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Swimming and Diving Cruises Past Union and Hartwick

Complete Results

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 12, 2008) – Roy Burch and Ben Casavant were the headliners as both the Springfield College men's and women's swimming and diving teams proved to be victorious this afternoon at the Art Linkletter Natatorium with wins over both Union College and Hartwick College.

On the whole, on the men's side, Springfield finished 2-0, Union finished 1-1, and Hartwick finished 0-2. On the women's side, all schools finished the exact same way.

In men's swimming and diving, the final scores were: Springfield 157.00, Hartwick 82.00; Union 142.50, Hartwick 84.50; and Springfield 145.00, Union 96.00. In women's swimming and diving, it was Springfield 167.00, Hartwick 75.00; Union 153.00, Hartwick 84.00; and finally, it was Springfield 131.50, Union 110.50.

Burch wound up qualifying for the nationals in the 50 free. He finished first with a time of 21.13 seconds. Casavant also qualified for the natinals in the 3-meter diving event with a point total of 277.15.

Both the Springfield men's and women's teams will be competing at NYU next Wednesday (Jan. 16) at 3 pm.


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Head Coach John Taffe

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 Peter Avdoulos is regarded as one of the top diving coaches in the nation, and will enter his 29th season as the diving coach for both the men's and women's programs in 2013-2014. The current NEWMAC Women's and Men'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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