YORK, PA – The York College women's
swimming team went 1-1 Saturday afternoon in a home tri-meet with
Goucher and Salisbury. The Spartans defeated the Gophers 133-70 but
fell to CAC foe Salisbury 124-79 and now stand at 5-5 overall and
2-4 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Goucher drops both results
and falls to 5-4 while the Sea Gulls sweep the meet and improve to
Molly Wasik (York, Pa./Spring Grove) captured the Spartan’s lone overall individual victory on the afternoon, securing the 200 IM for the Spartan squad. The junior covered the 200-yard course in a time of 2:21.21.
The green and white did grab six second-place finishes, including the runner-up slot in both relays.
Wasik, Colleen Nolan (Annandale, Va./Annandale), Lisa King (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright), and Allison Brophy (Reading, Pa./Reading) combined to take second in the 200 medley relay, teaming up for a time of 1:59.72.
In the 200 free relay, Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./Hammond), Kaitlyn Estes (Athens, Pa./Athens Area), Liz Grey (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy), and Bridget Miller (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) captured second in the 200 freestyle relay clocking a 1:45.80.
Stanton secured a pair of individual second places, recording second-best times in the 50 and 100 freestyle races. Stanton’s timed a 26.51 in the 50 before touching the wall at 58.14 in the 100.
Freshman Michaela Guild (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) took York’s two other individual second-place finishes, both coming in distance freestyle events. Her first came in the 1,000 free where the rookie clocked an 11:39.32, while her second came in the 500 free in a time of 5:39.58.
Five different Spartans registered third-place times. Wasik came in third in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:06.11 while Grey clocked a 26.80 in the 50 freestyle.
Kaitlin Crean (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) touched the wall in third in the 1,000 freestyle, clocking in at 12:02.07King nabbed third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:25.34 while Brophy timed in at 2:06.17 in the 200 freestyle notching third in the event.
With more than a month before their next meet, the Spartans will return to practice to with plenty of time to prepare for the latter portion of their season. York’s next competitive meet comes on Friday, January 16, when the Spartans travel to the College of Notre Dame of Maryland for a 6:00 pm contest.
Ashley Stanton photo courtesy of Scott Guise