Green and White With Strong Senior Night Meet
YORK, Pa – The York College men's swimming team honored seniors Andy Woods (Dover, Pa./Dover Area) and Tyler Ziegler (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville Area Senior) in good fashion Friday night as they defeated Penn State-Altoona by a score of 64-31 and Gallaudet 86-9.
The men started the night in grand fashion as the team of Cody Latchford (New Castle, Del./William Penn), Ziegler, Woods, and Stephen Wheeler (Glen Oaks, N.Y./St. Francis Preparatory) took first place in the 400 yard medley relay with a combined time of 3:47.42.
Woods followed up his relay performance with a 57.00 finish in the 100 yard backstroke event; good for first place points.
Ziegler's successful night continued in the 200 yard freestyle event as well as the 100 yard breaststroke event. In these events Ziegler turned in a third place time of 2:00.19 and a second place time of 1:04.81, respectively.
Latchford continued his excellent season with places in the 200 yard freestyle and 100 yard butterfly events. As a freestyler, he posted a victory with a time of 1:54.38. As a flyer he posted a victorious time of 56.39.
Fellow standout Bryant Hughes (Middletown, Del./Caravel Academy) recorded victories in both distance events on the evening. In the 1000 yard freestyle he touched the wall in 10:56.18. He followed that up with a 500 yard effort completing those 20 laps in a time of 5:13.33.
Andrew Ward (Oxford, N.J./Warren Hills Regional) followed Hughes's 1000 time with a second place finish in 11:54.58.
Shane Bonner (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley) stood out with his first place finishes in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events. He sprinted his two laps in the 50 yard event in 22.41, while completing his four laps in the 100 yard event in 50.01.
With these two victories the Green and White improve to 4-5-1 on the season. They return to action tomorrow, December 8, 2012 when the travel to Elizabethtown College to take on the Blue Jays at 1:00 pm.
Story written by Joe Wydner - Athletic Communications Student Worker