Ithaca, N.Y. – December 3, 2016 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team continued competition at the Ithaca Invitational in the A&E Center Aquatics Pavillion on Saturday. The three-day invitational features a field of nine teams, in which the Pride currently stand in fourth with 601 points.
The day was highlighted by a first place performance from Emily Medeiros (Wakefield, Mass.) who swam a 1:03.77 in the 100 breast, over one second faster than her closest competitor.
Saturday's competition kicked off with an impressive performance by the 200 free relay team of Medeiros, Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.), Monique Forte (Smithfield, R.I), and Haley Nolan (Lowell, Mass.), who captured fifth place with a time of 1:43.09. Medeiros continued to perform as she was the Pride's top finisher in the 100 fly with a 1:00.81.
In the 400 IM, Mackenzie Coleman (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) put forth a strong showing by touching the wall in 4:55.40, good for sixth place. Danielle Hoffner (Bridgewater, N.J.) and Christine Shea (Peaobody, Mass.) also saw success in the event, securing 12th and 15th place with times of 4:59.70 and 5:04.59.
Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) had one of Springfield's top finishes of the day, taking third in the 200 free with a time of 1:55.64. Cordery was the second member of the Pride to finish, coming in with a time of 1:59.35.
The 400 medley relay squad of Coleman, Shea, Medeiros, and Paione clocked in at 4:08.83 and earned sixth place.
The evening's events began with the 200 fly and the Pride had three in the top 16, led by Lauren Longley's (Westfield, Mass.) sixth-place time of 2:15.74, while Hoffner was seventh in 2:15.90, and Mikayla Rogers (Warwick, R.I.) was 13th in a time of 2:18.08. This was followed by another successful race from Coleman, where she was the Pride's top finisher in the 100 back with a 1:03.13.
Competition concluded with the 800 free relay, where the team of Paione, Nolan, Cordery, and Kate O'Connor (Manchester, Conn.) finished third with a time of 8:05.08.
Springfield competes again tomorrow morning during the final day of competition with the first event beginning at 10am.