CAC Swimming Championships Preview

CAC Swimming Championships Preview

YORK, PA – The York College men's and women's swim teams will travel to St. Mary's City, Md. this weekend for the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by St. Mary's College. The four-day meet begins on Friday, starting each morning at 10 a.m.

The men's team finished 5-2 overall and 2-1 in CAC action this season. The women's team finished 6-1 overall and 2-1 in CAC action. Both teams had their only conference losses come against defending CAC champion Mary Washington.

Men:

2018 CAC Championship results:

  1. Mary Washington – 905.5
  2. York – 743
  3. Salisbury – 485
  4. St. Mary's – 366.5
  5. Frostburg State – 331
  6. Marymount – 252

 

Athletes to Watch:

Keven Stahl – Stahl has followed up a Rookie-of-the-Year season with another incredible year as he currently has 19 wins on the season. Stahl has picked up three wins in five different meets this year. Stahl was named the CAC Athlete of the Week three times which led all swimmers for the most times awarded all season. He also has the top times in the conference in five different events, the 500 freestyle, 1000 freestyle, 1650 freestyle, 200 IM, and 400 IM.

Tyler Maggio – Maggio has been a breakout performer for the Spartans this year recorded six individual wins and five relay victories on the year. Maggio picked up a pair of wins in two different meets this year both in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke against St. Mary's and Washington College. He also led the team with five relay wins.

Jesse Tate – Tate has won nine times this year, five coming in individual events to go along with four relay wins on the year. Tate has won three times in the 200 butterfly and twice in the 100 butterfly. He currently holds the second best time in the 100 fly in the conference and only trails the leading time by 0.7 seconds.

Stahl and Tate are the only returning men's swimmers who picked up all-conference finishes last year with both notching first-place accolades. Tate finished first in the 200 butterfly while Stahl took first in the 1650 freestyle while also setting a CAC and Championship record in the event at the time.

Women:

2018 CAC Championship results:

  1. Mary Washington – 913
  2. York – 815
  3. Frostburg State – 401
  4. St. Mary's – 365
  5. Marymount – 345
  6. Salisbury – 254

 

Athletes to Watch:

Justine Wantz – Wantz was again a standout performers for the Green and White as she led the team with nine individual victories to go along with a trio of relay wins on the year. She dominated the backstroke all year as she currently holds the CAC season-best times in both the 100 and 200 backstroke. She picked up a pair of wins in four different meets this season. Wantz was also awarded the CAC Athlete of the Week twice and the only Spartan to garner those honors this season.

Madeline Mann – Mann finished second on the team with six individual wins during the 2018-19 campaign. She also led the team with five runner-up finished on the year. Mann picked up a pair of wins in back-to-back events to close the season out against Washington College and Messiah. She currently has the fastest time in the conference in the 200 freestyle and the second-best time in the 50 freestyle.

Adrianna Ayala – Ayala will look to build off her runner-up finish at the 2017-18 CAC Championships when she came up just short in the 100 Freestyle. Ayala has been solid all year as she has four individual wins, ten top-three finishes, as well as a pair of relay victories. Ayala currently has the second-fastest time in the 100 freestyle this season in the conference and is only 0.19 seconds away from having the best time. Ayala also was a conference champion in the 400 freestyle relay.

Andrea Sturgis – Sturgis will look to add another title to her name this year after being a member of the 400 freestyle relay team that took first last season. She also finished third in the 1650 freestyle a season ago. Sturgis was solid all season with four individual wins with three coming against CAC opponents. She picked up a pair of wins against St. Mary's while adding another against Salisbury.

Alyssa Coon – Coon has four wins for the second-consecutive season to go along with two victories in relays. Coon picked up a pair of wins in the 100 and 200 butterfly against St. Mary's earlier this season.

The Spartans are returning three all-conference performers from a year ago in individual as well as looking for back-to-back championships in the 400 freestyle relay. Wantz is the lone first-team performer returning as she looks to earn her third individual crown this weekend.

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