Cambridge, Mass. - February 23, 2018 - Several members of the Springfield College men's swimming and diving team competed in the second day of New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday.
After the second day of competition, Springfield College sits in fourth place with 209.5 points, as MIT leads the pack with 570 points. Coast Guard currently is second with 426.5, while WPI has 342, followed by Springfield, Wheaton (195), Babson (195), and Clark (114).
Springfield's 200 free relay team of Kent Parsons (Hamilton, Mass.), Sean Mitchell (Canton, Mass.), Tim DeCoste (Greenville, R.I.), and Sean Harnish (Middlebury, Conn.) earned sixth-place points with a 1:26.36 to open the evening. In the "B" final, the Pride's team of Kyle Bauer (Bath, Maine), Vladimir Burnin (Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Oblast, Russia), Anthony Soares (Worcester, Mass.), and Nicholas Smith (Longmeadow, Mass.) produced a 1:29.80.
Individually, Harnish registered a 4:48.72 in the 500 free to finish in 14th, while Kevin Walker (Middlebury, Conn.) had the Pride's best time in the 200 IM with a 2:12.32, and Mitchell delivered a time of 21.93 in the 50 free.
The Pride closed out the night with the 400 medley relay as Harnish, Parsons, DeCoste, and Mitchell combined for a 3:29.78 to finish fifth, after Christopher Schreiner (Fairfield, Conn.), Bauer, Soares, and Smith recorded a 3:40.29 in the "B" finals.
Springfield College will open Saturday's competition with the 400 IM prelims at 10 am.