ST. MARY'S CITY, MD – The York College men's swim team closed out the 2014 Capital Athletic Conference Swimming championships with another very good day of performances as the Green and White finished third in the six-team, three day championship meet.
The Spartans finished with 535.5 points as they trailed St. Mary's and team champion Mary Washington. The Eagles totaled 937 points to earn their 14th consecutive men's conference championship. St. Mary's edged the Spartans for second as they accumulated 541 points.
York's sophomore sensation Kyle Walthall (Port Hueneme, Calif./Rio Mesa) had another huge night as he won the 200 breaststroke in a conference and school record time of 2:02.50. That is his second conference championship this year after winning the 100 breaststroke in a conference, school, and pool record time last night.
Walthall was named the Co-Capital Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year after earning the CAC Rookie-of-the-Year award last year. He is the second Spartan to earn the CAC Swimmer of the Year as Steven Fulcher earned the award for the 2007-08 season.
Freshman Russell Stoll (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) had a very strong finish in the 200 backstroke. After setting a new school record in the morning preliminaries at 1:54.23, Stoll finished third in the finals with a time of 1:55.63.
Freshman Donald Timmerman (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) also swam well in the 200 breaststroke as he placed fourth with a time of 2:12.29.
A pair of Spartans recorded top eight finishes in the 100 freestyle. Bryant Hughes (Middletown, Del./Caravel Academy) notched a seventh place finish as he touched the wall in a time of 48.23. He edged teammate Shane Bonner (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley) who placed eighth with a time of 48.37.
Freshman Matt Terrell (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) posted an eighth place finish in the 1650 free as he recorded a time of 17:21.33.
The 400 freestyle relay squad consisting of Terrell, Hughes, Cody Latchford (New Castle, Del./William Penn), and Bonner combined to finish second in the race as they finished with a time of 3:11.52, edging St. Mary's for the runner-up finish.
Walthall will now wait for the official word on his berth in the NCAA Division III National Championships. Berths for the championships will be announced on Wednesday by the NCAA. Please follow www.ycpspartans.com for complete coverage of the announcement.