Women's Swimming and Diving Performs at Day Two of NEWMAC Championships

Women's Swimming and Diving Performs at Day Two of NEWMAC Championships

Worcester, Mass. - February 17, 2017 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team competed in the second day of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Friday at WPI's Alumni Pool.

MIT finished with 564 to lead Springfield College (296), WPI (272), Wheaton College (246), Wellesley College (223), U.S. Coast Guard Academy (190), Smith College (160), Clark University (143), Mount Holyoke College (114) and Babson College (88).

Springfield had an impressive performance in the 200 IM with three swimmers finishing in the top eight. Sophomore Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) swam a 2:07.99 to earn third-place in the event. She was followed by teammates Emily Medeiros (Wakefield, Mass) and Christine Shea (Peabody, Mass.), who took sixth and eighth with times of 2:09.97 and 2:11.47.

The evening's finals kicked off with the 200 free relay, where the team of Medeiros, Shea, Monique Forte (Smithfield, R.I.), and Amelia McKenzie (Charlton, Mass.) touched the wall in 1:39.76 to earn sixth-place. Forte earlier led the Pride in the 50 free, where she posted a time of 25.38.

In the 500 free, Kassandra Lamb (Reading, Mass.) swam a time of 5:11.56 to take eighth, while on the one-meter board, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) posted a 431.20 to place sixth.

The day concluded with the 400 medley relay, where Shea, Medeiros, Paione, and Haley Nolan (Lowell, Mass.) produced a time of 3:55.98 to earn third for the Pride. 

Springfield continues competition tomorrow at 10 am for day three of the NEWMAC Championships.


Photo by Katerina Kounadis '18