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Men's Swimming and Diving Open Up Season With 132-106 Win Over Holy Cross

Andrew Blakesley Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. - October 22, 2008 - The Springfield College men's swimming and diving season started the season off on a high note as it defeated visiting Holy Cross, 132-106, in the Art Linkletter Natatorium on Wednesday evening.

The Pride kicked off the night with a win in the 400 medley relay as Jerry Cummiskey, Ryan Mackstutis, Tony Bruno, and Scott Mackstutis in a time of 3:45.44.

Anthony Lambertson then picked up win for Springfield in the 1,000 free as he touched in 10:55.41. Matt Manoni touched first in the 200 free in 1:50.10, while Greg Pearsall captured the 50 free in 22.19.

Ryan Mackstutis picked up his second win of the night as he swam a 2:03.81 in the 200 IM, while Andrew Blakesley was impressive in the 100 free with a 48.47, winning by nearly three seconds.

Brian Way made an impact in his first collegiate meet with a first-place finish in the 500 free in 5:13.99.

In a pair of exhibitions, Mackstutis won his third event of the meet in the 200 breast with a 2:19.78, while the 400 free team of Pearsall, Cummiskey, Way, and Blakesley won in 3:21.08.

On the boards, Brian Sobel swept the competition as he scored a 266.09 on the 1-meter and a 259.13 on the three-meter.

The Pride will return on action on Nov. 1 when it takes on Southern Connecticut and Central Connecticut in New Britain, Conn.

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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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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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