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Women's Swimming and Diving Cruises Past Smith, 168-127

Women's Swimming and Diving Cruises Past Smith, 168-127

Springfield, Mass. - Novemer 7, 2017 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team picked up a 168-127 win over Smith College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) dual meet on Tuesday evening in the Art Linkletter Natatorium.

Kicking things off in the 200 medley relay, the team of Amelia McKenzie (Charlton, Mass.), Christine Shea (Peabody, Mass.), Brianna Magee (Happauge, N.Y.) and Monique Forte (Providence, R.I.) earned a first-place finish with a time of 1:56.30, as the team was followed by the combination of Jennifer Robinson (Wakefield, R.I.), Izzy Ripp (Selden, N.Y.), Hillary Gallagher (Exeter, R.I.) and Bri Boulerice (New Ipswich, N.H.), which touched in 2:03.04 to take second.

Next, in the 1000 freestyle, Laura Longley (Westfield, Mass.) took first with a time of 11:25.77, while Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.) took third with a 11:32.45. Moving to the 200 freestyle, Kassandra Lamb (Reading, Mass.) earned a first-place finish with a time of 2:02.37, while Julia Rigatti (High Bridge, N.J.) followed closely with a time of 2:07.69.

McKenzie and Ripp registered consecutive wins in the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, respectively. as McKenzie notched a time of 1:04.66, before Ripp clocked in at 1:13.36 to claim the top spot. Graduate student Delaney Dyjak (Ludlow, Mass.) earned her first win of the day in the 200 butterfly, as she touched in 2:15.14, while Magee locked up the top spot in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.57 seconds.

Dyjak and McKenzie both raced to sub-minute times in the 100 freestyle, as Dyjak posted a winning time of 55.35 seconds, which was followed by McKenzie's 57.50. Shea won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:31.25, while Lamb won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:22.81, which was more than 30 seconds faster than the rest of the field. Longley won her second event of the day in the 100 butterfly, as she notched a 1:03.18.

In the diving events, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) took second overall on the three-meter board with a score of 256.73, while she also took fourth on the one-meter board with a mark of 222.81.  

Next, Springfield College will take on Williams College in the Art Linkletter Natatorium on Friday, November 17. The meet is set to begin at 6 p.m.