800 Free Relay Opens 2017 NEWMAC Championships For Women's Swimming and Diving

800 Free Relay Opens 2017 NEWMAC Championships For Women's Swimming and Diving

Worcester, Mass. - February 16, 2017 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team opened up the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships on Thursday evening at WPI's Alumni Natatorium. The weekend's competition began with the 800 free relay. 

Springfield's top relay performance came from the team of Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine), Kassandra Lamb (Reading, Mass.), Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.), and Kate O'Connor (Manchester, Conn.), who raced to a third-place finish in 7:44.87. The Pride finished behind teams from MIT and WPI, and were followed by Coast Guard and Wheaton to round out the top five. 

Springfield continues championship competition tomorrow at 10 am for day two of four at the NEWMAC Championships.