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Men's Swimming and Diving Falls To Amherst, 161-128

Brooks Farrar Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. - February 5, 2011 –The Springfield College men’s swimming and diving team fell to Amherst College this afternoon. The visiting Lord Jeffs outpaced the Pride 161-128 at Art Linkletter Natatorium.

Nolan Manley swam well for Springfield in the 50 yard freestyle, placing second with a time of 0:22.83. In the 500 yard freestyle, John MacDonald touched the wall in 5:18.28. Benjamin Ernst followed that up with a 0:57.08 finish in the 100 yard butterfly, and Sean Pennington clocked in at 0:59.81 in the 100 yard IM.

In diving, Brian Sobel and Brooks Farrar dominated the competition, exchanging first and second place finishes. In the three-meter, Farrar edged his teammate for the win with a score of 342.37. In the one-meter event, Sobel returned the favor, besting Farrar with a score of 336.45.

The men will be in Cambridge, Mass. from February 25-27 for the men’s NEWMAC Championships.

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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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