Springfield, Mass. - October 31, 2015 - The Springfield College men's swimming and diving program split a tri-meet against URI and Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon at the Art Linkletter Natatorium. The Pride beat URI 209-61, but were defeated by Coast Guard 186-108.
Springfield opened up competition with a win in the 200 medley relay, as the team of Austin Von Heeringen (Germantown, Md.), Michael Normoyle (Springfield, Mass.), Kent Parsons (Hamilton, Mass.) and Sammy Grudzien (Fiskdale, Mass) finished in 1:39.77.
Daniel Fay (Yorktown, N.Y.) placed second in the 1000 freestyle in 10:24.78, while Parsons followed for a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle in 1:49.98.
Von Herringen earned his second and third wins of the day in the 100 backstroke in 55.29 and the 200 backstroke in 2:00.95. Von Herringen then finished second in the 500 freestyle in 5:00.51.
Normoyle followed with a first place finish in both the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.15 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:13.69, before placing second in the 200 IM in 2:04.33.
Parsons touched first in the 100 freestyle to win in 49.93.
Springfield will compete next Saturday at MIT, with competition starting at 1:00 pm.