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Men’s Swimming and Diving Opens Competition in Ithaca Invitational

Ithaca, N.Y. – December 2, 2011 – The Springfield College men’s swimming and diving team competed in the opening day of the Ithaca Invitational on Friday evening. With nine teams competing throughout the weekend, the Pride is currently in third with 282.5 points.

Cornell University leads the competition with 510 points so far, followed by Hartwick College’s 324 points.

Josh Ernst had a standout performance in the 200 IM as he touched in 1:58.62 to finish in third. Springfield’s other top finisher on the day came in the three-meter diving competition as Kenny Pancoast finished in fourth with a national-qualifying score of 463.25.

In the 500 free Phillip Murphy placed eighth for Springfield with a time of 4:48.87, while Scott Mackstutis also finished in eighth in the 50 free after sprinting to a time of 21.69.