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Men's Swimming and Diving Edges Babson, 144-132

Men's Swimming and Diving Edges Babson, 144-132

Babson Park, Mass. - January 23, 2016 - Coming down to a first-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay, the Springfield College men's swimming and diving team was able to defeat Babson College, 144-132 at Morse Pool on Saturday afternoon.

In the meet's last event of the day, the team of Michael Normoyle (Springfield, Mass.), Sammy Grudzien (Fiskdale, Mass.), Daniel Fay (Yorktown, N.Y.) and Kent Parsons (Hamilton, Mass.) posted a time of 3:16.49, just edging the Beavers' relay team, which touched in 3:17.48.

The Pride was also able to take a victory away in the 200 medley relay, as the team of Austin Von Heeringen (Germantown, Md.), Normoyle, Parsons and Grudzien posted a winning time of 1:39.29 to begin the day's events.

Individually, Von Heeringen and Normoyle led the way winning two events apiece. Von Heeringen swam the fastest time in the 100 yard and 200 yard backstroke, finishing with times of 55.67, and 2:02.34, respectively. Normoyle had a first-place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 59.62 and also claimed the 200 breast, touching in 2:13.73.

In the 50 yard freestyle, sophomore Kyle Hummel (Bath, Maine) won with a time of 24.14, while Parsons earned the top spot in the 100 yard butterfly with a 53.89.

In the diving events, junior Nick Sullivan (Wrentham, Mass.) was victorious on both boards as he had a score of 239.85 in the one-meter and 247.45 in the three-meter. 

Senior Alex Beauvais (Ipswich, Mass.) had a pair of second-place finishes in the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:44.96 and a time of 5:13.56 in the 500 yard freestyle. 

Parsons earned second place in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 22.43, while Tim Decoste (Greenville, R.I.) had a second-place finish in the 200 fly with a time of 2:05.36. Fay's time of 1:50.44 in the 200 freestyle was good enough for a second-place finish as well.

Up next, Springfield will head to the Middlebury Invitational on January 29-30.