Cambridge, Mass. - February 24, 2018 - After three days of competition at the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championships, the Springfield College men's swimming and diving team sits in fifth overall, competing on Saturday in the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool on the campus of MIT.
MIT remains the top team on the men's side with a score of 1109, while Coast Guard is in second with 824.5, WPI in third with 656, Wheaton in fourth with 391.5, then Springfield College with 368. The highlight of Saturday was freshman Connor Pennington (Monson, Mass.), as he took second overall on the three-meter board and earned Second-Team All-Conference recognition with a score of 546.40.
Opening the day in the 100 butterfly, Kent Parsons (Hamilton, Mass.) and Tim DeCoste (Greenville, R.I.) made the B finals, and took 11th and 17th, respectively, as Parsons touched in 50.61 seconds, while DeCoste turned in a time of 52.67. Parsons also took fifth in the 100 breaststroke, as he notched a time of 56.79 seconds, while in the B final, Kyle Bauer (Bath, Maine) took eighth in his race with a time of 1:00.79.
Sophomore Sean Harnish (Middlebury, Conn.) won the B final in the 100 backstroke, as he touched in 52.17 seconds, while Christopher Schreiner (Fairfield, Conn.) was 19th overall with a time of 56.09. Wrapping up the evening session, the 200 medley relay team of Harnish, Parsons, DeCoste and Sean Mitchell (Canton, Mass.) took sixth overall with a time of 1:34.52, earning the Pride 34 points, while in the B finals, Schreiner, Bauer, Anthony Soares (Worcester, Mass.) and Tyler Morano (Middleboro, Mass.) took 13th with a time of 1:41.32.
Springfield College will close out competition on Sunday, February 24, as the final prelims sessions is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.