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Paione Wins Three Events as Women's Swimming and Divings Defeats Wesleyan and Roger Williams

Paione Wins Three Events as Women's Swimming and Divings Defeats Wesleyan and Roger Williams

Middletown, Conn. - January 20, 2018 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team defeated both Wesleyan and Roger Williams in a tri-meet, hosted at Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. The Pride defeated Wesleyan, 158.50-140.5, before knocking off Roger Williams, 210-87.

Kicking off with the 400 medley relay, the team of Hillary Gallagher (Exeter, R.I.), Christine Shea (Peabody, Mass.), Delaney Dyjak (Ludlow, Mass.) and Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.) finished second with a time of 4:11.09, before in the 1650 freestyle, Kassandra Lamb (Reading, Mass.) was the runner up, touching in 18:15.55. Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.24, while in the 100 breaststroke, Shea and Amelia McKenzie (Charlton, Mass.) took second and third, respectively, as Shea notched a time of 1:10.74, just in front of McKenzie's 1:11.58. 

Sophomore Danielle Hoffner (Bridgewater, N.J.) won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:15.02, before in the 50 freestyle, Brianna Magee (Happauge, N.Y.) was the runner up, touching in 25.31 seconds. Paione won her second event of the day, finishing the 100 freestyle in 54.83 seconds, while in the 200 breast, Lamb took second with a 2:30.96, finishing just ahead of Shea, who clocked in at 2:31.64. Paione continued to cruise as the junior won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:17.89, before Dyjak took home the 100 butterfly with a mark of 1:00.26, finishing just ahead of Hoffner, who touched in 1:02.19. Lamb continued her strong meet, taking first in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:16.54, finishing just ahead of Izzy Ripp (Selden, N.Y.), who touched in 2:17.13.

Wrapping up the meet with the 400 freestyle relay, the team of Paione, Cordery, Magee and Dyjak took second with a combined time of 3:43.86. In the diving events, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) continued to shine, as the junior won the one-meter competition with a score of 253.05 before taking the three-meter board as well with a winning mark of 260.10.

Next, Springfield College will return home to the Art Linkletter Natatorium and host Holy Cross at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 27.