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Women's Swimming and Diving Tops Conference-Foes MIT and Coast Guard

Complete Results

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 20, 2008) – The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team topped New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foes MIT and Coast Guard on Sunday afternoon at the Art Linkletter Natatorium.

The Pride cruised past Coast Guard, 212-88, and slipped past MIT, 154-146.

Springfield opened up the meet claiming the 200 medley relay as the team of Kallie Pottle, Megan Cooney, Meredith Trumbull, and Kelley Ockerbloom touched first in 1:57.06. Emily Sheahan touched first in the 1000 freestyle in 10:55.32, while Cooney nabbed first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.69.

Trumbull earned first place points for the Pride in the 200 butterfly (2:15.53) before Moira Price recorded a first place finsh in the 50 freestyle in 25.04.

Melissa Nelson led the Pride's diving corps with a pair of national qualifying marks, including a first place finish on the 1-meter board with a 262.20, closely followed by Erin White's 262.00.

Pottle touched first in the 200 backstroke (2:13.09) before Price earned her second win of the afternoon as she claimed first in the 200 breaststroke (2:28.16).

On the three-meter board, Michelle Reggio placed second, followed by Nelson and White. All three divers registered national qualifying scores on both boards.

The Pride next plays host to Williams College on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

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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 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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