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Lewis Sweeps Diving Titles At NEWMAC Championships For Second-Straight Year

Lewis Sweeps Diving Titles At NEWMAC Championships For Second-Straight Year

Worcester, Mass.-February 21, 2015- Senior Jack Lewis (Durham, N.H.) showcased his dominance on Saturday, winning the three-meter board to sweep both diving events at the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship at WPI.

Springfield currently holds the fourth slot with 506 points.  MIT is in first with 1027, followed by WPI (702) and Coast Guard with 581.

Lewis had the performance of the night for as he posted a score of 565.30 on the three-meter board to easily take first place, marking the second year in a row that he has captured the titles on both boards.  This mark along with his one-meter score of 510.60 broke both of WPI's pool records and qualified Lewis for the NCAA Diving Championship. The Pride had a strong showing in the event overall as four of the five top scorers were from Springfield.  Senior Michael Card (Fairless Hills, Pa.) claimed third in the event with a 460.95 while freshman Liam Barnes (Cheshire, Conn.) placed fourth with a score of 454.85.  Junior Trevor Sniffin (Brookfield, Conn.)(453.80) rounded out the top five for the event.  Card, Barnes and Sniffin will join their teammate Lewis at the NCAA Diving Championship as all four of their scores reached the qualifying marks.

All told, this is the 16th-straight men's diving event in NEWMAC Championship history that was won by a Springfield diver.

Michael Normoyle (Springfield, Mass.), continued his strong weekend in the pool as he claimed the NEWMAC title in the 100 breast.  The junior finished the race in 56.13, while teammate Tommy Normoyle (Springfield, Mass.) placed sixth for the Pride with a 57.48.

Austin Van Heeringen (Germantown, Md.) represented Springfield in the 100 Back as he worked his way into eighth place with a time of 53.38.

Kelly Dullard (Waterbury, Conn.), Robert Stringfellow (Foxboro, Mass.), Kyle Hummel (Bath, Maine), Nick Warner (Woodbury, Conn.) wrapped-up for the night in the pool with a fourth place performance in the 200 Medley Relay.  The four completed the race in 1:35.70.

The four day NEWMAC Championship will conclude tomorrow with the 1650 Free, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly and the 400 Free Relay.  Prelims kick-off at 10:00 a.m. and the finals begin at 6:00 p.m.