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Women's Swimming and Diving Eases Past Smith, 170-119

Women's Swimming and Diving Eases Past Smith, 170-119

Northampton, Mass. - November 6, 2018 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team eased past Smith College, 170-119, on Tuesday evening as it registered the fastest time or best score in 14 of the evening's 16 events.

In the opening 400 medley relay, Springfield delivered first-place points when Hillary Gallagher (Exeter, R.I.), Amelia McKenzie (Charlton, Mass.), Grace Moore (Glastonbury, Conn.), and Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) swam a 4:14.86. 

McKenzie won the 100 free in 57.63, while Gallagher registered a 2:19.95 in the 200 back to also pick up an individual win. Paione swept the breastroke events, claiming the 100 in 1:09.58 before taking the 200 breast in 2:30.79, while in the 200 free, Hannah Savoie (Milford, Conn.) touched first in  2:05.30.

Bri Boulerice (New Ipswich, N.H.) claimed first in the 100 back with a 1:07.28, and Madisen Crowley (Manchester, Conn.) cruised to a victory in the 200 fly in 2:17.96.  Brianna Magee (Hauppauge, N.Y.) swam the fastest time in the 50 free with a 26.09, and Lauren Longley (Westfield, Mass.) posted a meet-best time of 5:39.38 in the 500 free.

Moore outdistanced the field in the 200 I.M., winning by nearly eight seconds with a 2:15.86, while in the 1,000, Springfield's Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.) took second in 11:45.66.

On the one-meter board, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) recorded a winning score of 258.65, and had the best-mark of the night on the three-meter with a 233.15.

Springfield concluded the evening with a 1:44.40 in the 200 free relay thanks to the efforts of Cordery, Magee, McKenzie, and Paione.

On Saturday, Springfield will race against MIT in Cambridge, starting at 1 pm.