Men's Swimming and Diving Continues With Second Day of Ithaca Invitational

Men's Swimming and Diving Continues With Second Day of Ithaca Invitational

Ithaca, N.Y. - December 3, 2016 - The Springfield College men's swimming and diving team competed in the second day of the Ithaca Invitational at A&E Center Aquatics Pavilion. The Pride currently sit in seventh place with 462 points. 

Day two of competition started off with the 200 free relay, where the team of Kyle Bauer (Bath, Maine), Evan Oemcke (Waterbury, Conn.), Vladimir Burnin (Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Oblast, Russia), and Tim DeCoste (Greenville, R.I.) raced to a seventh place finish in 1:34.69.

Kent Parsons (Hamilton, Mass.) produced a strong performance in the 100 fly, touching the wall in 52.56 to secure eighth place. He later went on to have the Pride's best finish of the day, coming in third in the 100 breast with a time of 59.25.

 In the 200 free, Austin Von Heeringen (Germanstown, Md.) and Erik McKenna (Stamford, Conn.) paced Springfield, placing 9th and 12th with times of 1:47.07 and 1:47.65.

The 400 free relay team of Von Heeringen, Parsons, McKenna, and Sean Harnish (Middlebury, Conn.) put together a sixth place performance with a time of 3:35.35.

Competition continued into the evening with the 200 fly, where Harnish was the Pride's top performer with a 2:05.37. This was followed by another strong showing from Von Heeringen in the 100 back, where he touched the wall in 53.46.

The day's competition concluded with the 800 free relay, in which the team of Von Heeringen, Harnish, McKenna, and Parsons captured fifth place with a time of 7:11.93.

Additionally, in the 3 meter diving event, freshman Valmore Stewart (Windsor, Conn.) finished fifth with a score of 362.50. 

The Pride will close out the third and final day of the Ithaca Invitational tomorrow with events beginning at 10 am.