Springfield, Mass. - January 19, 2019 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team earned a split with Wesleyan and Roger Williams on Saturday afternoon in Linkletter Natatorium. The Pride cruised past Roger Williams, 194-94, and was clipped by Wesleyan, 150-138.
Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) continued to impress as she earned three individual victories to pace the Pride's efforts on the day. The senior cruised to a victory in the 200 free in 1:58.77, outtouched the competition in the 100 free in 55.23, and won the 200 breast by nearly seven seconds in 2:27.93.
On the diving boards, Bailee Carey (Quincy, Mass.) took first on the one-meter with a 199.45 to start her day before later scoring a 218.40 on the three-meter to win that event.
Madisen Crowley (Manchester, Conn.) earned first-place points in the 200 fly after producing a 2:17.54, while Brianna Magee (Hauppauge, N.Y.) took first after sprinting the 50 free in 25.55. Grace Moore (Glastonbury, Conn.) cruised to a victory in the 200 back in 2:11.80 after previously finishing second in the 100 back in 1:00.53. She also placed third in the 200 IM with a 2:16.33.
The Pride closed out the meet with a second-place showing in the 200 free relay thanks to Magee, Paione, Amelia McKenzie (Charlton, Mass.), and Moore combining for a 1:41.47.
Springfield will compete again next Saturday when it battles Holy Cross at 1 pm.