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Men's Swimming and Diving Finishes Fifth at NEWMAC Championships

Men's Swimming and Diving Finishes Fifth at NEWMAC Championships

Cambridge, Mass. - February 25, 2018 - The Springfield College men's swimming and diving team wrapped up the fourth and final day of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championships on Sunday.

MIT once again won the title with 1,555 points, followed by Coast Guard 1,134.5 points, WPI (983), Wheaton (577.5), Springfield College (476), Babson (456), and Clark (260).  

Springfield had two swimmers score in the 1,650 freestyle as Roberto Morales (Westfield, Mass.) took 12th in 17:22.92, while Vladimir Burnin (Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Oblast, Russia) produced a 17:48.47.  In the 200 back, the Pride had two racers in the "B" final, with Sean Harnish (Middlebury, Conn.) taking 12th in 1:57.03 and Christopher Schreiner (Fairfield, Conn.) recording a 2:03.85.

Tim DeCoste (Greenville, R.I.) completed the 100 free in 47.82, while Springfield had three student-athletes score in the 200 breast, with Kent Parsons (Hamilton, Mass.) finishing sixth in 2:05.38, Kyle Bauer (Bath, Maine) in 2:14.56, and Soares in 2:16.39.

The Pride concluded the championship with a fifth-place finish in the 400 free relay as DeCoste, Sean Mitchell (Canton, Mass.), Harnish, and Parsons combined to swim a 3:09.91.  In the "B" final, the team of Tyler Morano (Middleboro, Mass.), Morales, Bauer, and Nicholas Smith (Longmeadow, Mass.) recorded a 3:22.70.