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Spartans Sneak Past Salisbury
YORK, Pa. – The York College women's swim team got back in the win column Saturday afternoon when they defeated CAC rival Salisbury 135-127. Junior Sammy Greenwald (Germantown, Md. / Northwest) played a key role in the victory.
Greenwald would start her day by helping capture first place in the first event of the day, the 200 yard medley relay. She teamed with fellow juniors Courtney Dacheux (Dover, Pa. / Dover), Lindsey Buglino (Wharton, N.J. / Jefferson), and Casenya Stone (Annandale, Va. / The New School of Northern Virginia) to post a time of 1:59.48. In individual competition, Greenwald placed top three in each event. Her 1:08.79 in the 100 yard backstroke earned her second place points. She would go on to sprint to a 27.65, third place finish in the 50 yard freestyle. She would cap her day by taking third in the 200 yard backstroke in 2:27.02.
Buglino would continue her successful individual season by adding two more first place finishes to her record. She set the pace in the 200 yard butterfly at 2:20.40. In the 200 yard breaststroke, her 2:38.31 would best the field. She earned a runner up position in the 200 yard individual medley by touching the wall at 2:18.81.
Dacheux would contribute two individual first place finishes of her own in the 100 yard breaststroke and 100 yard freestyle. She set the pace at 1:12.94 in the breaststroke, before finishing the 100 yard freestyle in 57.54.
Stone, the reigning CAC Swimmer of the Week, added a first place finish in the 50 yard freestyle at 25.29.
Megan Shannon (Hanover, Pa. / South Western) showed the depth in the Spartan roster as she helped the Green and White earn valuable points in the 200, 100, and 50 yard freestyle events. She took second in both events by posting times of 2:05.62, 59.24, and 26.16, respectively.
Senior Jenny Hinkle (Olney, Md. / Sherwood) did her part in helping the Spartans to victory. Her 11:32.19 finish in the 1000 yard freestyle chalked up second place points, while her 5:45.55 finish in the 500 yard freestyle was good for third. Fellow seniors Megan Murphy (Farmingdale, N.J. / Colts Neck) and Kelsie Pike (Newark, Del. / St. Mark's) made their contributions in their own right. Murphy bested the field in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:23.83. Pike posted a third place 1:16.16 in the 100 yard breaststroke and a second place 2:45.55 in the 200 yard breaststroke.
Every point the Spartans earned was essential in the Spartan's effort, however no points were more important than the 11 earned in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Entering the final event of the day, the Green and White held a slim 124-121 lead over the Seagulls. Coach Erin Kurtz tasked two teams to protect and extend the Spartan advantage. The team of Shannon, Stone, Dacheux, and Murphy would prove to be the difference. First off the blocks was Shannon, who posted a 26.40 split to give the Spartans the early lead. Stone would post a 25.44 split to distance the quartet a little more. Dacheux sprinted to a 25.64 split before Murphy brought home the win with a 26.62 split. The four combined to finish in 1:44.10, nearly six full seconds before the second place finishers from Salisbury.