Wantz Wins Gold as Spartan Sit Second Heading into Sunday

Justine Wantz photo courtesy of Scott Guise
Justine Wantz photo courtesy of Scott Guise

ST. MARY'S CITY, MD – The York College women's swimming squad dropped to second place on Saturday at the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference championships in St. Mary's City, Maryland.

The Spartans, who were in first place after day one, now sit second in the two horse race for the conference championship. The Spartans have totaled 518 points as they trail the Eagles by 556 points through day two. The Spartans have a 261-point lead on third place Frostburg State as the Bobcats have 257 points. St. Mary's is fourth (244 points), followed by Marymount (227 points) and Salisbury 172 points).

The Spartans got their lone win of the day from sophomore Justine Wantz as she captured the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.26. Freshman Adrianna Ayala continued her strong championships with a runner-up finish in the 200 freestyle.

 

SPARTAN TOP FINISHERS

First Place Finishes (First Team All-CAC)

Justine Wantz – 100 Backstroke (58.26)

 

Second Place Finishes (Second Team All-CAC)

Adrianna Ayala – 200 Freestyle (1:55.76)

 

Third Place Finishes

Rachel Spaulding – 400 IM (4:41.62)

Jenna Hufnagle – 100 Butterfly (58.66)

Andrea Sturgis – 200 Freestyle (1:57.80)

 

Swimmers Who Made the Finals (4th Through 8th)

Alyssa Coon – 5th in the 100 Butterfly (59.87)

Julia Trudel – 6th in the 400 IM (4:51.63)

Leliani Garcia – 6th in the 100 Breaststroke (1:08.39)

Jennifer Strine – 7th in the 100 Breaststroke (1:11.05)

Margaret Stein – 8th in the 200 Freestyle (2:00.55)

Kacey Banks – 8th in 400 IM (4:54.65)

Danielle Werner – 8th in the 100 Breaststroke (1:11.23)

 

Relay Finishes

200 Medley Relay: 2nd / Justine Wantz, Leilani Garcia, Jenna Hufnagle, Adrianna Ayala – 1:50.53

 

Up Next

The Spartans conclude the 2018 championships on Sunday with preliminaries starting at 10:00 and finals at 4:30 pm. Tomorrow, the events are slated to be the 1650 free, the 100 IM, the 200 backstroke, the 100 freestyle, the 200 breaststroke, the 200 butterfly, and the 400 free relay.

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