Spartans Send Seniors Off with Big Victory

YORK, PA – The York College women’s swimming team picked up a 203-36 Senior Day victory over visiting Frostburg State University Saturday afternoon at the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. The Spartans finish their 2009-2010 regular season slate with an 8-5 overall record.

A pair of Spartans seniors nabbed individual wins for the Green and White as both Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./Hammond) and Molly Wasik (York, Pa./Spring Grove) secured triumphs. Stanton notched hers in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:05.88 while Wasik posted a 1:09.17 in the 100 backstroke.

On the day, the Spartans totaled 13 victories, including Stanton’s and Wasik’s. The 200 butterfly belonged to Lisa King (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) who came in with a 2:22.54. York added two more victories as Chelsea Ross (Paoli, Pa./PA Cyber) and Liz Grey (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy) provided wins in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, respectively. Grey added another tally to the Spartans’ win total with a 1:04.55 in the 100 butterfly.

Heather MacLennan (Galena, Md./St. Mark’s), one of York’s top swimmers this season, garnered the 200 backstroke win by touching the wall at 2:15.35. Sophomore Michaela Guild (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) tallied a 5:30.74 to come in first place in the 500 freestyle.

Freshman Alex Minsky (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North), one of the Green and White’s talented youngsters, found victory in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:45.06.

In the 400 IM, Alison Beverly (Andover, N.J./Newton) swam to a 5:08.34 to take first while Colleen Walker (Hanover, Pa./Southwestern) nabbed the 1,000 freestyle with a 13:58.92.

York’s 200 medley relay squad of MacLennan, Flor Aroche (Spring, Texas/Tomball), Grey, and Stanton posted a 1:58.23 for one of York’s two relay wins.

The other relay triumph came in the 200 freestyle as the Spartans tallied a 1:47.91. The crew of Stanton, Ross, Grey, and MacLennan teamed-up to post York’s final regular season win of the year.

Stanton, Wasik, Aroche, Kristin Leonard (Herndon, Va./Herndon), and Kailtin Crean (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) officially close out their competitive swimming at York’s Grumbacher Center Natatorium. The first class to spend all four seasons in the GSFC, these five Spartans posted a 27-22 mark over the previous four years.

The Green and White now return to the pool to continue preparations for February’s Capital Athletic Conference Championships. The Spartans travel to St. Mary’s City, Md. for the league championships on February 12-14.

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Women's Swimming Senior photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh (www.sharpedgephoto.smugmug.com)