November 5, 2008

Spartans Down Elizabethtown in Non-Conference Meet

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA-The York College men’s swim team improved to 3-0 as they picked up a 166-33 victory at Elizabethtown College on Wednesday night in a non-conference meet in Elizabethtown, PA.

The Spartans won eight of the nine individual events and both relay races to cruise to the win.

Sophomore Steve Yeager (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson) got the Spartans started with a win in the 1000 free as he recorded a time of 10:38.39. After the Blue Jays got their lone win, a Chris Miller victory in the 200 free, sophomore Ben Hilt (Mt. Joy, Pa./Hempfield) won the 50 free, touching the wall in a time of 23.04. Freshman Jack Gottshcalk (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) followed Hilt with a win in the 200 IM as he had a time of 2:06.90.

Junior Andrew Demarest (Galloway, N.J./Abesegami) notched a win in the 100 fly, completing the race in a time of 56.34. Freshman Brian Shaffer (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland) posted a win in the 100 free with a time of 51.63. Senior Chris Suehr (North Irwin, Pa./Norwin) kept the Spartan express rolling with a win in the 100 back, as he touched the wall first in a time of 59.88.

Freshman Alex Diehl (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) won the 500 free with a time of 5:11.89 while Yeager picked up his second win of the night with a victory in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:05.37.

The Spartans won both relays as the 200 medley relay team of Hilt, Yeager, Richard Janosky (Dover, Pa./Dover), and Shaffer combined to post a time of 1:45.00. The 200 free relay team of Demarest, Mike Murphy (Farmingdale, N.J./Colts Neck), Suehr, and Garrett Higgins (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) rolled to the win in the time of 1:33.83.

The Spartans return to action on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Fredericksburg, VA. The meet is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm.

Photo courtesy of Steve Doemland

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