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Green and White Top Bobcats in Season Finale
FROSTBURG, Md. – The York College men's swimming team finished their regular season with a 120-59 victory of the Frostburg State University Bobcats Saturday afternoon. The victory pulled the Green and White to 6-7-1 on the campaign.
The Spartans kicked off the meet by taking the top two spots in the 200 meter medley relay. The team of Bryant Hughes (Middletown, Del./Caravel Academy), Tyler Ziegler (Coatesville, Pa/ Coatesville Area Senior), Andy Woods (Dover, Pa/Dover Area), and Stephen Wheeler (Glen Oaks, NY/St. Francis Preparatory) took first with a time of 1:59.73. Following them was the team of David Altobelli (Silver Spring, MD/James Hubert Blake), Cody Latchford (New Castle, Del/William Penn), Adam Schin, and Jared McKenzie (Spring Grove, Pa/Southridge) took second with a time of 2:08.63.
The 800 meter freestyle was an battle of the Spartans as Altobelli and Andrew Ward took part in the event recording times of 10:33.62 and 11:01.35, respectively.
Shane Bonner (Ridley Park, Pa/Ridley), Woods, and Mckenzie finished back-to-back-to-back in the 200 meter freestyle with times of 2:10.46, 2:11.58, and 2:12.31 respectively.
Wheeler took the top spot in the 50 meter freestyle race setting the pace at 26.45.
Latchford and Matthew Corkwell (Piscataway, NJ/Piscataway) finished first and third in the 200 meter IM. Latchford lead the field with a time of 2:29.73; while Corkwell's third place finish came at 2:36.34.
Woods and Zielger took the top spots in the 100 meter freestyle contest. Woods bested the competition with a 57.58. Zielger followed him up with a 1:00.11.
In the all Green and White 100 meter backstroke, Latchford and Hughes recorded respective times of 1:05.84 and 1:08.76.
Freshman Kyle Walthall (Port Huereme, Ca/Rio Mesa), Schin, and Ward completed the trifecta for the Spartans in the 400 meter freestyle with Walthall's 4:36.79 leading the way. Schin followed with a 4:55.88, while Ward posted a 5:07.08.
This impressive performance end the Spartans' regular season as they now turn their attention to the Capital Athletic Conference's championship meet February 15-17 at St. Mary's
Story written by Joe Wydner - Athletic Communications Student Worker