Spartan Women Sweep Tri-Meet Season Opener Saturday

Leilani Garcia photo courtesy of Scott Guise
Leilani Garcia photo courtesy of Scott Guise

YORK, PA – The York College women's swim squad got off to a quick start as the Spartans swept a tri-meet on Saturday in the 2017-18 season opener in York. The Spartans defeated Messiah 147-113 and also beat Franklin & Marshall 181-79.



York (Pa.) 2-0

Franklin & Marshall: 1-1

Messiah: 0-2


Spartan First Place Finishers

Amanda Bley – 1000 Freestyle (11:02.78)

Justine Wantz – 100 Backstroke (59.83), 50 Backstroke (28.21)

Leilani Garcia – 100 Breaststroke (1:11.90)

Maddy Mann – 500 Freestyle (5:27.30)

Rachel Spaulding – 200 IM (2:19.63)


Spartan Second Place Finishers

Maddy Mann – 200 Freestyle (2:01.73), 100 Freestyle (54.58)

Alyssa Coon – 100 Butterfly (1:01.73), 50 Butterfly (28.18)

Adrianna Ayala – 50 Freestyle (25.22)

Leilani Garcia – 50 Breaststroke (32.87)

Julia Trudel – 200 IM (2:20.20)


Spartan Third Place Finishers

Alyssa Coon – 200 Freestyle (2:02.33)

Adrianna Ayala – 100 Freestyle (55.74)

Emma Balderson – 50 Freestyle (29.50)

Jennifer Strine – 50 Breaststroke (33.27)


Spartan Relays

200 Medley Relay

Justine Wantz, Danielle Werner, Alyssa Coon, Maddy Mann – 2nd (1:52.93)

200 Free Relay

Danielle Werner, Margaret Stein, Caitlin Campbell, Rachel Spaulding – 2nd (1:43.02)

Adrianna Ayala, Andrea Sturgis, Taylor Witte, Reilly Kobus – 3rd (1:43.61)



The Spartans had five different swimmers earn six first place finishes … junior Maddy Mann picked up where she left off last year with a first and two second place finishes … Mann paced the Spartans last year with 19 individual wins and seven second place finishes … senior Rachel Spaulding earned her first win of the year in the 200 IM … the other four Spartan winners were freshman all competing in their first meet … Justine Wantz made her collegiate debut a successful one as she picked up a pair of backstroke wins as she was victorious in the 50 and 100 backstroke races … the Spartans racked up 17 individual top three finishes and 13 of those finishes came from their freshman class … it's the second straight season that the Spartans have gotten off to a 2-0 start ... the Spartans set a pair of school records as Justine Wantz set a new school record in the 100 backstroke and the 200 medley relay team also set a new school standard.


Up Next:

The Spartans head out on the road to close out the month of October as they head to Salisbury to face the Sea Gulls in a Capital Athletic Conference contest. The meet is slated for a 1:00 pm start in Maryland.