Walthall Doubles Up As He Earns A Second All-American Award
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – York College sophomore Kyle Walthall (Port Hueneme, Calif./Rio Mesa) capped a fantastic trip to the NCAA Division III National Championship meet with a second All-American award as he finished sixth in the 200 breaststroke consolation finals on Saturday night.
Walthall, the first Division III All-American in York College swimming history, finished the consolation finals with a time of 2:03.93. His time placed him 14ht overall.
Spartan head coach Erin Kurtz was very proud of her sophomore.
"I just think this was a great weekend for Kyle," said Kurtz. "This was his first true big meet experience for him and to place in the top 16 twice is just phenomenal. We couldn't be prouder to have him as a Spartan. He represented YCP with pride!"
Walthall earned his way to the nigh swim with a 14the place finish in the preliminaries as he clocked in with a time of 2:03.04.
While Walthall would have like to gone a little bit faster, he was still happy to represent York College.
"I may not have swam the exact times that I wanted, but it is an amazing feeling to be the first York College swimmer to receive NCAA All-American honors," said the Spartan sophomore.
On Friday, Walthall captured All-American honors in the 100 breaststroke as he placed 15th overall to become York's first Division III swimming All-American in school history.
Walthall is slated to lead a talented core of returning swimmers next season as York graduated just one swimmer from this year's squad that posted an 8-4-1 regular season mark including a 4-1 record in the Capital Athletic Conference.