February 16, 2013

Green and White Continue CAC Competition

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md -  The York College women's swim team continued championship weekend Saturday at St. Mary's College of Maryland. The Spartans entered the day in fourth overall.

The 400 yard IM got things started as Lindsey Buglino (Wharton, N.J./Jefferson) continued her success as she qualified for finals competition with a time of 4:50.17. This feat set another school record for Buglino, who broke the 200 IM record twice yesterday. The previous record stood at 4:55.69 set in 2006. Two other Spartans qualified for consolations as Jenny Hinkle (Olney, Md/Sherwood) and Meg Dailey (New Windsor, N.Y./Cornwall Central) recorded times of 5:03.87 and 5:26.38, respectively.

The 100 yard butterfly saw consolations by three Spartans. Kelsie Pike (Newark, Del/St. Mark's) led the way for the Green and White with an 11th place 1:04.00. Anna Schuster (Reistertown, Md./Franklin) followed with a time of 1:04.62, as Casenya Stone (Annandale, Va/The New School of Northern Virginia) finished her four laps in 1:05.02.

Chelsea Ross (Paoli, Pa./PA Cyber), Sammy Greenwald (Germantown, Md/Northwest), and Maddie Tonkay (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) earned consolation berths in the 200 yard freestyle with times of 2:01.14, 2:04.61, and 2:07.97, respectively.

The 100 yard breaststroke brought success as the Green and White qualified four swimmers for night competition. Courtney Dacheux (Dover, Pa/Dover) clinched a finals berth with an eighth place 1:12.31. The consolation round will see Pike, who finished in 1:13.86, Mandy Oldham (Birdsboro, Pa./Daniel Boone) with a 1:15.31, and Danielle Marino (Wind Gap, Pa./Nazareth) with a 1:16.69.

In the final event of the morning session, Ross qualified for the 100 yard backstroke finals with a time of 1:03.68. Teammate Megan Murphy (Farmingdale, N.J./ Colts Neck) earned a spot in consolations with a time of 1:05.69.

Murphy, Dacheux, Pike, and Stone teamed up to start off the night session in the 200 yard medley relay. The quartet had a combined effort of 1:56.35, good for a fourth place finish.

The first individual final of the night, the 400 yard IM, saw more excellence from Buglino, who once again broke a record she set earlier in the day. Buglino bested her morning session time of 4:50.17 to set the new record at 4:46.72 while earning a seventh place final placement. The consolation race saw Hinkle finish third (11th overall) with a time of 5:00.31 and Dailey finish sixth (14th overall) with a 5:23.84.

The consolation contest of the 100 yard butterfly saw all three Spartans in the top five. Pike topped the group with a 1:02.77 (ninth overall), Schuster finished in 1:03.48 (11th overall), and Stone rounded out the top five with a 1:04.77 (13th overall).

In the 200 yard freestyle consolation heat, the Green and White had three representatives. Ross was the first of three Spartans to finish with a time of 2:00.73. Greenwald followed her with a time of 2:04.96. Tonkay completed the contest in 2:07.32.

Dacheux dove into the water for the 100 yard breaststroke finals. Her 1:13.81 effort was good for eighth place. In the consolation race, Pike placed first (ninth overall) with a1:12.76, Oldham finished in 1:14.61, and Marino completed the race in 1:17.46.

The lone Spartan representative in the finals of the 100 yard backstroke was Ross. She posted a time of 1:03.27 to finish seventh. In the consolation heat, Murphy posted a time of 1:05.33.

Day Two concluded with the 800 yard freestyle relay. The Spartan team of Buglino, Greenwald, Hinkle, and Ross combined for an 8:20.26 and a fourth place finish.

At the conclusion of Day Two, The Spartans currently sit in fourth with 276 points. The squad returns to the water tomorrow at 10:00 am for the final day of competition.

 Photo of Chelsea Ross courtsey of David Sinclair (www.davidsinclair.org)