YORK, PA - The York College women’s swim team put together a dominating performance Friday night at the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center with a 129-68 win over the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. The victory bumps the Spartan record to 6-5 on the year while the Gators fall too 1-7.
York jumped ahead early as Tristen Zeigler (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville), Colleen Nolan (Annandale, Va./Annandale), Laura McCray (Laurel, Md./Laurel), and Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./Hammond) combined in the 200-medley relay for a first-place time of 2:05.90. From then on it was all Spartans.
Alison Beverly (Andover, N.J./Newton) earned a pair of first-place finishes touching in at 12:15.23 in the 1000 freestyle before clocking a 2:29.07 in the 200 freestyle.
Zeigler, McCray, and Stanton each backed up their relay win with a trio of individual wins. Zeigler won the 50 freestyle in 28.06 while McCray controlled the 200 freestyle touching the wall at 2:08.97. Stanton grabbed her first-place finish in the 100 freestyle coming in just at under one minute at 59.98.
Jen Ehrenreich (Cherry Hill, N.J./Bishop Eustace) took the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:08.57. In the 100 backstroke, Lauren Richardson (Naples, Fla./Naples) earned the top spot swimming to a 1:10.64 time as Meghan Wallace (Metuchen, N.J./Metuchen) won the 500 free at 6:08.94.
The green and white also registered eight second-place finishes including Kaitlin Crean(Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) with a 2:16.17 in the 200 freestyle and Flor Aroche (Spring, Texas/Tomball) with a 28.91 in the 50 freestyle. Allison Blaszky (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) earned a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 butterfly and the 500 freestyle clocking in at 1:08.99 and 6:19.71 respectively.
In a great show of sportsmanship, York swam the final two events as exhibitions. In the 100 breaststroke, the Gators’ Liz Shipley timed in at 1:27.01 earning first-place points while Torre Bassett came in second at 1:28.65. The Gators’ 200 freestyle relay team of Meg Rooney, Natalia Seymour, Caroline Munley, and Brigitta Long took top points with a time of 2:04.07.
The Spartans return to the pool Saturday as they square off against the visitors from College of Misericordia. The meet is set for 1:00 pm in the York’s Grumbacher Center Natatorium.
Photo courtesy of Eric Linsley