Springfield, Mass. - November 19, 2016 - The Springfield College men's swimming and diving team was bested by visiting Wheaton and Keene State on Saturday afternoon in the Art Linkletter Natatorium.
The tri-meet was the focal point of the 100 Years of Swimming and Diving at Springfield College Celebration that was taking part this weekend. Keene State edged Springfield, 147-146, while Wheaton posted a 182-116 win over the hosts.
Austin Von Heeringen (Germantown, Md.) won the 200 Back with a 1:58.91, and also placed first in the 500 Free, with a 4:57.06. Von Heeringen also had a solid performance in the 100 Back, where he placed third with a time of 57.40.
Freshman Erik McKenna (Stamford, Conn.) clinched first in the 200 Free with a 1:48.60, and placed third in the 100 Free with a 49.83. In the 1000 free, classmate Sean Harnish (Middlebury, Conn.) registered a 10:42.17, which was good for second, before recording a third place finish in the 200 Fly with a 2:10.66.
Kent Parsons (Hamilton, Mass.) produced multiple strong performances on the day, finishing second in the 100 Breast with a 1:01.23, second in the 200 IM with a 2:02.01, and third in the 200 Breast with a 2:16.59.
The 200 Medley relay team of Von Heerigen, Parsons, Harnish, and McKenna was also victorious after clocking in with a time of 1:39.15. In the diving events, Valmore Stewart (Windsor, Conn.) placed second on the 1 Meter and third on the 3 Meter, totaling scores of 231.15 and 203.00, respectively.
The Pride are back on the road tomorrow and will compete at Williams on Sunday, November 20.