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
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)
200 Medley Relay
200 Free Relay
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.
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.