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Women's Swimming and Diving Competes In Second Day of NEWMAC Championships

Women's Swimming and Diving Competes In Second Day of NEWMAC Championships

Worcester, Mass. - February 21, 2019 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team competed in the second day of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Friday at WPI and is in fourth place among the 10-team field. 

The Pride began the night with the 200 free relay, and Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.), Izzy Ripp (Selden, N.Y.), Amelia McKenzie (Charlton, Mass.) and Brianna Magee (Hauppauge, N.Y.) registered a 1:38.77 to finish in fifth place. 

In the 500 free, Hannah Savoie (Milford, Conn.) swam the Pride's best time with a 5:16.94, and Magee would later finish the 50 free in a 24.56.  In the 200 IM, Springfield had three of the top seven finishers, led by Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) who took third in the 200 IM as she put together a 2:08.88.  Grace Moore (Glastonbury, Conn.) finished right behind her in fourth in 2:10.29, while Ripp added a seventh-place time of 2:10.66.

One the one-meter board, Springfield had a pair of divers finish in the top eight, led by Sierra Skaza's (Belchertown, Mass.) mark of 442.25 which was good enough for third.  Bailee Carey (Quincy, Mass.) scored a 396.65 and took seventh as well for the Pride. 

In the final event of the night, Moore, Paione, Lauren Longley (Westfield, Mass.) and Ripp earned a third-place finish with a 3:57.30 in the 400 medley relay. 

MIT leads the competition with 469 points, followed by Wheaton (305), Coast Guard (291), and Springfield (259). 

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