YORK, PA - The York College men’s swim team grabbed a convincing non-conference win over Elizabethtown Tuesday evening with a 120-67 victory. The Spartans improve their early season mark to 3-1 (2-1 CAC) while the visiting Blue Jays fall to 1-2 on the year.
York picked up seven individual victories along with capturing the 200 medley relay. Additionally, the Spartans earned five second place finishes. The green and white swam the final three events as exhibition.
Steven Fulcher (Columbia, Md./Calvert Hall) set a York College Natatorium record with his first place finish in the 50 free. Fulcher touched in with a time of 22.19, which bested teammate Matt Jennings’ (Fairfax, Va./Robinson) 22.67 second place finish. Jennings earned his individual win in the 100 free as he recorded a time of 50.77. Spartan teammate Chris Doemland (Etters, Pa./Red Land) nabbed the second slot finishing with a time of 51.01.
In the 200 IM, sophomore Andrew Demarest (Galloway, N.J./Abesegami) swam a solid 2:08.35 to pick up the victory while freshman Steven Tobin (Estell Manor, N.J./Holy Spirit) touched in at 2:09.07. Tobin would later set a pool record in the 100 breaststroke clocking a time of 1:03.83. Unfortunately, Tobin does not receive credit for the victory as York swam this race as an exhibition.
Clark Arnold (York, Pa./Northeastern) and AJ Bean (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) finished first and second in the 100 butterfly, recording times of 56.54 and 57.70 respectively. Freshman Ben Hilt (Mt. Joy, Pa./Hempfield) clocked the first place time in the 100 backstroke touching the wall at 58.22 while teammate Chris Schleicher (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) came in second at 1:00.81.
Matt Kempel (Millington, Md./Queen Anne's County) took the 1000 free for the Spartan side with a time of 11:29.18. Junior Garrett Higgins (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) earned his individual victory coming in at 1:52.48 in the 200 free.
The 200 medley relay team of Fulcher, Tobin, Hilt, and Chris Suehr (North Irwin, Pa./Norwis) recorded the green and white’s relay win with a time of 1:41.37.
York is set to host CAC rival Mary Washington Saturday November 10. A tough early season match-up, the Spartans and Eagles are scheduled to square off at 2:00 pm.