Win Streak Snapped as Spartans Split Tri-Meet

YORK, PA-The York College men’s swim team split their tri-meet on Saturday afternoon in York. The Spartans defeated Gallaudet 83-11 before falling to Marymount 52-42 in the second portion of the meet. The loss to Marymount snapped York’s 20-meet win streak. The Spartans are now 2-1 overall and 2-1 in the CAC while Marymount improves to 4-0 overall and in the league and Gallaudet falls to 0-4 overall and in the conference.

The meet against the Saints came down to the final relay as Marymount won the 400 free relay with a time of 3:21.84, edging the Spartan foursome of Chris Suehr (North Irwin, Pa./Norwis), Clark Arnold (York, Pa./Northeastern), Garrett Higgins (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury), and Ben Hilt (Mt. Joy, Pa./Hempfield) by 2.14 seconds.

The green and white started the meet with a victory from the 400 medley relay team. The foursome of Steven Fulcher (Columbia, Md./Calvert Hall), Steven Tobin (Estell Manor, N.J./Holy Spirit), Arnold, and Matthew Jennings (Fairfax, Va./Robinson) earned a pair of wins with their time of 2:46.20.

In the 1000 freestyle, Matt Kempel (Millington, Md./Queen Anne's County) earned a first and a second as he notched a time of 11:26.30. Higgins then finished with a first and a second in the 200 freestyle as he recorded a time of 1:53.09. Teammate Andrew Demarest (Galloway, N.J./Abesegami) earned a second and a third with a time of 1:53.79 in the race.

Fulcher earned a double win in the 50 free as he clocked in with a time of 22.30. Hilt finished second and third with a time of 22.68. In the 200 IM, Jennings notched a first and a second with a time of 2:07.73. That time put him .53 seconds behind double winner JP Goshco of Marymount.

In the 200 fly, A.J. Bean (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) placed first and third in the race as he touched the wall in a time of 2:10.58. Jennings notched a first and a second in the 100 free as he completed the race with a time of 50.80. Higgins finished behind Jennings with a time of 51.01.

Fulcher recorded another double win with his time of 2:02.93 in 200 backstroke. Sophomore Steve Doemland (Etters, Pa./Red Land) notched a first and a second in the 500 free as he concluded the race with a time of 5:23.41. Tobin recorded a double first in the 200 breaststroke as the freshman clocked in with a time of 2:23.53. That win made the 400 freestyle a winner take all event against the Saints.

The Spartans return to action on Wednesday evening when the green and white hosts Elizabethtown College in a 6:00 pm meet.