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Men's Swimming and Diving Finishes Fourth at NEWMAC Championships

Men's Swimming and Diving Finishes Fourth at NEWMAC Championships

Worcester, Mass.-February 22, 2015- The Springfield College men's swimming & diving team wrapped up the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Sunday evening at WPI. 

Springfield finished the four-day competition in fourth place after totaling 671 points.  MIT took first (1,509), followed by WPI (1,066), Coast Guard Academy (794) and Wheaton College (586) in fifth to round out the top five.

Jack Lewis (Durham, N.H.) repeated as NEWMAC Men's Diver of the Year, marking the 12th  time in the past 13 years that a Springfield diver has won the award.  By repeating as the conference's top male diver, Lewis is the fourth Springfield diver to earn the award multiple years, joining Kenny Pancoast, Brian Sobel, and Mike Shaw.

Michael Normoyle (Springfield, Mass.) picked up his second NEWMAC title in just as many days as the junior posted a winning time of 2:02.23 in the 200 breast.  Teammate Kent Parsons (Hamilton, Mass.) took sixth in 2:07.46, while Tommy Normoyle (Springfield, Mass.) placed eighth in a time of 2:08.23.

Freshman Austin Van Heeringen (Germantown, Md.) notched a sixth place finish in the 200 back for the Pride after he completed the race in 1:53.99.

Kyle Hummel (Bath, Maine), Nick Warner (Woodbury, Conn.), Sammy Grudzien (Fiskdale, Mass.) and Kelly Dullard (Waterbury, Conn.) wrapped up the Pride's weekend with a fifth place performance in the 400 free relay (3:08.84).