Spartans Dominate in Opening Meet

YORK, PA – The York College women’s swimming team opened the 2008-2009 season in dominating fashion on Saturday afternoon, dropping visiting Capital Athletic Conference foe Hood College 168-32. The Spartans took first place in each of the eleven races and only relinquished one second-place spot during the meet.
        A strong off-season of training proved fruitful for the green and white as they broke two pool records at the York College Natatorium in just the first meet of the year. The 200 medley relay team of Molly Wasik (York, Pa./Spring Grove), Michaela Guild (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti), Lisa King, and Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./Hammond) led off the meet and the season with a new pool record, combining to clock a 2:01.02.
        Freshman Liz Grey (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy) began her collegiate career with a bang, establishing a new pool record in the 100 butterfly touching the wall at 1:03.77. Grey also took the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.74.
        Wasik also captured a pair of individual victories, winning the 200 IM in a time of 2:23.10 and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.17.
        In the 100 breaststroke, senior Colleen Nolan (Annandale, Va./Annandale) took first clocking in with a time of 1:17.09, while Stanton picked up an individual win in the 200 freestyle touching the wall at 2:07.38.
        Junior Kaitlin Crean (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) and freshman Kaitlyn Estes (Athens, Pa./Athens Area) took victories in the 500 and 100 freestyles respectively.
        The Spartans return to action on Saturday, November 1, when they travel to Marymount. The CAC meet is slated for 2:00 pm.