Spartans Complete Regular Season with Victory

FROSTBURG, MD – The York College women’s swim team defeated Frostburg State University 166-90 on Saturday afternoon in York’s final regular-season meet. With the road win, the Spartans up their season mark to 7-6 while the Bobcats drop to 1-9 for the campaign.
    Molly Wasik (York, Pa./Spring Grove) posted a banner day as she tallied a trio of individual wins. The junior’s first victory came in the 100 backstroke registering a time of 1:12.64. In the 200 back, Wasik nabbed her second victory by touching the wall at 2:38.92 before clocking a first-place 2:41.06 in the 200 IM.
    Including Wasik, six Spartans would grab individual wins on the afternoon beginning with Alison Beverly (Andover, N.J./Newton) securing the 800 freestyle with a time of 10:50.68. Allison Brophy (Reading, Pa./Reading) then captured the 200 free with a time of 2:22.54, barely edging out teammate Bridget Miller (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) who clocked a 2:22.55. The Spartans swept the 200 free as Hannah Bell (Red Lion, Pa./Mountainview International) came in third with a time of 2:26.76.
    The 200 butterfly belonged to Lisa King (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) who clocked a 2:43.06 to win the event. Michaela Guild (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) and Liz Grey (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy) tallied York’s final two individual victories taking first in the 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly respectively. Guild touched in at 4:55.45 in the 400 free while Grey secured first-place points in the 100 fly with a time of 1:13.28. Grey also took second in the 200 butterfly clocking in at 2:43.29.  
    In the 100 breaststroke, junior Flor Aroche (Spring, Texas/Tomball) nabbed second with a 1:28.70 time before Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./Hammond) and Kaitlyn Estes (Athens, Pa./Athens Area) went 2-3 in the 50 freestyle with times of 30.52 and 30.65 respectively.
    Stanton then added to her personal point total for the meet as she landed in third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:06.55 just 13 hundredths of a second behind Miller’s 1:06.42.
    The Spartans also swept the 200 backstroke as Wasik took first, Bell grabbed second with a 2:47.28, and Brophy came in third with a 2:53.12.
    In the 200 breaststroke, Colleen Nolan (Annandale, Va./Annandale) registered a second-place finish with a 3:07.68 while Aroche touched the wall at 3:17.31.
    Kaitlin Crean (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) and Estes secured two more second-place finishes for the York side in the 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly respectively. Crean posted a 5:12.21 in the 400 free while Estes touched in at 1:16.97 in the 100 fly.
    The Spartans captured a win in the 200 free relay as Grey, Stanton, Guild, and Miller combined to touch the wall at 1:59.44. Estes, Brophy, Bell, and King came in second in the event with a 2:03.55 time.
    The Spartans will now returning to training as they gear up for next month’s Capital Athletic Conference Championships. The Green and White will travel to St. Mary’s College of Maryland February 13-15 for the league championships.


Molly Wasik photo courtesy of Scott Guise