YORK, PA - The York College women’s swim team doused Gallaudet University and Penn State-Altoona Saturday afternoon in York, to move to 6-4 overall and finish their Capital Athletic Conference regular-season schedule with a record of 3-3.
The Green and White earned eight individual victories on the night to add to two relay victories bringing their meet total to ten out of the eleven events.
Leading the first victory of the night was the 200 yard medley relay team of Heather MacLennan (Galena, Md./ St. Mark’s), Alex Minsky (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North), Amanda Silcox (Lebanon, Pa./ Cedar Crest), and Liz Grey (Bensalem, Pa./ Nazareth Academy). The women posted a time of 1:59.52 in the event to garner the top slot.
Building on the Spartan success in the first event was freshman Chelsea Ross (Paoli, Pa./ PA Cyber). Ross swam to an astounding 55 second victory in the 1,000 yard freestyle (12:02.56).
Michaela Guild (Laurel, Md./ St. Vincent Pailotti) won the 200 yard freestyle event for the Spartans. Guild swam to a time of 2:04.69, knocking almost a second off of her seed time for the event. Guild then returned to swim in the 500 yard freestyle event where she was victorious with a time of 5:32.34.
The Spartan strand of victories continued to grow with senior Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./ Hammond) bringing home the top spot in the 50 yard freestyle event with a time of 26.62.
The meet continued in the Spartans’ favor when Silcox swam to victory in the 100 yard butterfly with a 1:05.76 performance. The nearest competitor finished with a 1:11.23.
Grey returned to the top spot in 100 yard freestyle action when she earned a time of 58.70, leading fellow Spartan Lisa King (Bel Air, Md./ C. Milton Wright) at the wall. King finished the race with a time of 59.74.
MacLennan swam to a victory in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:02.70, garnering her second win of the night.
Minsky earned the Spartans last individual win of the night earning the top honors in the 100 yard breaststroke. The Spartan swam to the top time of 1:15.19.
The Spartans finished the meet with the top performance in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The relay of Stanton, Guild, Grey, and MacLennan finished the race with a time of 1:46.00.
With the victory over Gallaudet the Spartan women pull to .500 in CAC action and move to within one meet victory of securing their second winning season in a row. The Spartans return to action after the upcoming semester break with a meet against Notre Dame (Md.) on January 15. The meet is scheduled to begin at 6:00p.m. at the York College Natatorium in the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center.
Alex Minsky photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh (www.sharpedgephoto.smugmug.com)
Meet story written by Garrett Wampler - York College sports information student intern