Norton, Mass. - November 18, 2017 - Graduate student Delaney Dyjak (Ludlow, Mass.) earned three first-place finishes as the Springfield College women's swimming and diving team competed against Keene State and New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC)-foe Wheaton in a tri-meet hosted by the Lyons on Saturday afternoon. Springfield College defeated Keene State, 188-109, but fell to Wheaton, 158-142.
Starting the meet with the 200 medley relay, the team of Hillary Gallagher (Exeter, R.I.), Christine Shea (Peabody, Mass.), Brianna Magee (Happauge, N.Y.) and Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.) took second overall with a time of 1:53.34, before Kassandra Lamb (Reading, Mass.) finished third in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:58.27. Next, in the 200 freestyle, Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) took second overall with a time of 1:59.41, before Shea won the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:10.06.
In the 200 butterfly, Danielle Hoffner (Bridgewater, N.J.) and Lauren Longley (Westfield, Mass.) took third and fourth, respectively, as Hoffner posted a time of 2:15.36, and was closely followed by Longley's time of 2:19.12. Dyjak proved dominant in the sprint freestyle events, as she took the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.38 seconds, before registering a winning time of 53.87 seconds in the 100 freestyle.
In the 200 breaststroke, Shea picked up her second win of the day, as she raced to a time of 2:31.40, good for first, while in the 500 freestyle, Paione notched a third-place finish with a time of 5:20.53. From there, Dyjak cleaned up the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.43 seconds, before Paione won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:14.34. Lamb also took third in the I.M. with a time of 2:15.88.
Wrapping up with the 400 freestyle relay, the team of Monique Forte (Providence, R.I.), Izzy Ripp (Selden, N.Y.), Lamb and Dyjak took second with a time of 3:44.02, while the combination of Coxrdery, Magee, Longley and Paione finished in third with a time of 3:45.73.
In the diving events, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) had a second-place finish on the one-meter board, as the junior notched a score of 251.45, before winning the three-meter board with a mark of 294.30.
Next, Springfield College will hit the road and compete in the Ithaca Invitational, which will be held from Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3.