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YORK, Pa – The York College women's swimming team downed host Elizabethtown College Blue Jays Saturday afternoon by a score of 107-97.
The Spartan ladies started strong with a first and third place finish in the 200 Medley Relay. The team of Chelsea Ross (Paoli, Pa./PA Cyber), Courtney Dacheux (Dover, Pa./Dover), Kelsie Pike (Newark, Del./St. Mark's), and Casenya Stone (Annandale, Va./The New School Of Northern Virginia) were victorious setting the pace at 2:03.39. Megan Murphy (Farmingdale, N.J./Colts Neck), Danielle Marino (Wind Gap, Pa./Nazareth), Meg Dailey (New Windsor, N.Y./Cornwall Central), and Katelyn Romm (Ceshter, Md./ Kent Island) teamed up for the third place finish.
Jenny Hinkle (Olney, Md./Sherwood) and Maddie Tonkay (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) started off the individual portion of the meet with a 2, 3 finish in the 1000 yard freestyle event. Hinkle would later take the 500 yard freestyle race with a time of 5:39.94.
Ross followed Hinkle and Tonkay by taking the top spot in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:06.08. Sammy Greenwald (Germantown, Md./Northwest) added points for the Spartans with a third place finish, as she would match the placement in the 500 yard freestyle event.
In the 50 yard freestyle contest, Stone and Dacheux posted times of 26.13 and 26.26, respectively, adding second and third place finishes to the Green and White ledger. The pair would swap places in the 100 yard freestyle tilt. Dacheux finishing in 57.84, while Stone completed her laps in 58.11.
Anna Schuster (Reistertown, Md./Franklin) made a splash on the score sheet with a win in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:31.76.
The ladies impressed in the 200 yard butterfly earning first, second, and third place points courtesy of Lindsey Buglino (Wharton, N.J./Jefferson). Pike, and Dailey. Buglino paced the field with a 2:29.54, followed by Pike's 2:33.61 and Dailey's 2:41.28.
To conclude the individual portion, Murphy and Dana Taylor (Andover, N.J./Lenape Valley Regional) garnered first and third in the 200 yard backstroke race, Murphy with a 2:27.74 and Taylor with 2:37.03.
The victory takes the squad to 5-6 heading into winter training. They return to competition on January 12, when Ursinus comes to the York College Natatorium.
Story written by Joe Wydner - Athletic Communications Student Worker