Cambridge, Mass. - February 22, 2018 - Opening the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday evening in the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool on the campus of MIT. The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team currently sits in a tie for fourth place with a total of 52 points.
MIT secured the top spot on the women's side, totaling 64 points, while Coast Guard is in second with 60. Wheaton notched 58 points on Thursday night to settle in third place, before Springfield College and WPI rounded out the top five with 52.
Opening the meet with the 800 freestyle relay, the A Relay consisting of Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine), Kassandra Lamb (Reading, Mass.), Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.) and Delaney Dyjak (Ludlow, Mass.) took fourth overall with a time of 7:45.26, while the B Relay team of Natalie Waechter (Ventura, Calif.), Julia Rigatti (High Bridge, N.J.), Lauren Longley (Westfield, Mass.) and Monique Forte (Providence, R.I.) took 14th with a time of 7:58.76.
Springfield College will resume competition on Friday morning, as the first event of the day will be the 200 freestyle prelims, beginning at 10 a.m.