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MIT Bests Women's Swimming and Diving

MIT Bests Women's Swimming and Diving

Cambridge, Mass. - November 10, 2018 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team was defeated by MIT, 171-115, on Saturday afternoon in the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.

In the 400 medley relay, the team of Grace Moore (Glastonbury, Conn.), Amelia McKenzie (Charlton, Mass.)Madisen Crowley (Manchester, Conn.), and Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) tallied a 4:11.17 to start off the day.

In the 1,000 free, Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.) swam a 11:42.99 and a 5:38.53 in the 500 free, while Paione took third in the 200 free in 1:58.38 and fourth in the 100 free in 55.53.  Hillary Gallagher (Exeter, R.I.) completed the 100 back with a 1:05.67 and later took third in the 200 back with a 2:22.70, while McKenzie clocked in at 1:11.76 in the 100 breast and was the runner up in the 200 breast after touching in 2:36.48, and Crowley totaled a 2:19.24 in the 200 fly.

In the 50 free, Brianna Magee (Hauppauge, N.Y.) sprinted to a 25.82 and Lauren Longley (Westfield, Mass.) had Springfield's best time in the 100 fly with a 1:04.31.  Moore also produced a 4:48.43 in the 400 IM.

On the three-meter board, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) delivered a national-qualifying mark of 290.55 to win the event, and scored a 221.47 on the one-meter.

On Friday, November 16, Springfield will travel to square off with Williams at 6 pm.