January 19, 2008

Spartans End Home Campaign with Setback

YORK, PA-The York College women’s swim dropped a 156-101 decision to Misericordia University on Senior Day Saturday afternoon in York. The Cougars improve to 8-2 overall while the Spartans fall to 6-6 for the campaign.

The Spartans got their first win of the day when Kaitlin Crean (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) won the 1000 freestyle in a time of 11:56. Alison Beverly (Andover, N.J./Newton) finished second while Allison Blaszky (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) placed third.

In the 200 freestyle, Bridget Miller (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) picked up a second place finish with a time  of 2:08.57 while Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./Hammond) placed third with a time of 2:10.41.

Sophomore Molly Wasik (York, Pa./Spring Grove) was the runner up in the 100 backstroke as she lost by a mere .10 seconds with a time of 1:05.85.

Senior Laura McCray (Laurel, Md./Laurel) finished second in the 200 fly as she touched the wall in a time of 2:21.84.

Wasik posted another top three finish as she was third in the 50 freestyle, touching the wall in a time of 27.38.

Senior Jen Ehrenreich (Cherry Hill, N.J./Bishop Eustace) placed second in the 200 backstroke as she recorded a time of 2:30.01. Junior Colleen Nolan (Annandale, Va./Annandale) finished a strong third in the 200 breaststroke for the green and white. Nolan’s time in the event was 2:48.07.

Beverly recorded a third place finish in the 500 freestyle, posting a time of 5:55.47. Miller recorded her second runner-up finish of the day with a second in the 100 butterfly. Miller completed the race with a time of 1:06.73.

McCray and Ehrenreich finished first and second in the 400 IM. McCray’s time was 5:11.30 while Ehrenreich’s time was 5:21.85.

The Spartans’ three 400 freestyle relay teams finished one-two-three as the Cougars swam the event as an exhibition.

Prior to the meet, the seven Spartan seniors were recognized for their contributions and accomplishments. McCray, Ehrenreich, Amy Leatherman (Baltimore, Md./Parkville), Jessie Reick (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield), Lauren Richardson (Naples, Fla./Naples), Pamela Tobin (Estell Manor, N.J./Holy Spirit), and Tristen Ziegler (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) concluded their home careers with today’s meet. The seniors will conclude their regular season on Friday night at Ursinus College. The meet in Collegeville, PA is slated to begin at 6:00 pm.  

MEET RESULTS

Photo of Spartan senior swimmers