November 22, 2008

Spartans Fall to Tough SMCM Squad

YORK, PA – The York College women’s swimming team dropped a 131-74 result to visiting Capital Athletic Conference foe St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Saturday afternoon. The defeat drops the Spartan record to an even 4-4 on the year, including 2-3 in the CAC. The Seahawks improve to 5-2 and 4-0 in league action.
      The Spartans picked up a pair of individual victories during the meet, beginning with sophomore Lisa King (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright). King secured the green and white’s initial first-place finish in the 400 IM touching in at 5:05.25.
     Molly Wasik (York, Pa./Spring Grove) nabbed the Spartans second victory of the afternoon, taking the 100 backstroke. The junior covered the 100 yard event in 1:05.69.
     Senior Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./Hammond) picked up two second-place finishes for the York side. She touched the wall at 26.45 in the 50 freestyle to claim the event’s second slot then registered a 57.56 in the 100 freestyle to garner the runner-up position.
     Freshman Michaela Guild (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) continues to make her mark on the CAC in just her rookie season, tallying a second and a third place finish. The freestyle distance swimmer came in second in the 500 free with a time of 5:44.19, while securing third in the 1,000 free with an 11:41.37.
     Including Guild’s third-place finish, York registered six individual thirds on the afternoon. Sophomore Alison Beverly (Andover, N.J./Newton) secured third in the 400 IM finishing in a time of 5:07.83. Freshman Hannah Bell (Red Lion, Pa./Mountainview International) touched the wall at 2:07 in the 200 freestyle, while fellow rookie Liz Grey (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy) finished the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:04.47. In the 100 freestyle, Kaitlin Estes (Athens, Pa./Athens Area) timed in at 58.36 for her third-place finish and Allison Brophy (Reading, Pa./Reading) captured third in the 500 freestyle touching the wall at 5:49.84.
     In the relays, the Spartans took second in the 400 medley event and grabbed both second and third in the 400 freestyle. The 400 medley group of Wasik, Colleen Nolan (Annandale, Va./Annandale), Grey, and Bridget Miller (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) clocked in at 4:27.22 to secure second. In the 400 freestyle, Stanton, Estes, King, and Guild teamed up for a 3:55.06, while Kristin Leonard (Herndon, Va./Herndon), Beverly, Bell, and Wasik timed in at 4:03.79.

The Spartans return to action on Saturday, December 6, when they host both Salisbury and Goucher in York’s second home tri-meet of the season. The meet is slated for a 1:00 pm start from the York College Natatorium.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

TEAM SCORES

Photo courtesy of Steve Doemland