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Spartan Women Finish Fourth at F&M Invitational

Sydney Davidson photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Sydney Davidson photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

LANCASTER, PA – The York College women's swim squad capped a successful weekend as the Spartans finished fourth of 11 teams at the highly competitive F&M Invitational in Lancaster, PA. The Spartans totaled 837.5 points as Washington & Lee captured the team title with 1,687.5 points. Mary Washington finished second with 1,489 points while the host Diplomats placed third with 977.5 points.

The Spartans had five swimmers pick up seven top eight finishes as they all earned a spot in the championship finals. Seniors Julia Trudel and Justine Wantz each earned a pair of top eight finishes. Trudel finished fifth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:49.58 while she was also fifth in the 100 IM with a time of 1:02.72. Wantz was sixth in the 200 back with a time of 2:09.46. She finished eighth in the 100 back with a time of 59.47.

Sophomore Kristin Bria picked up York's highest finish of the invitational as she placed third in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:07.72. Sophomore Sydney Davidson placed fourth in the finals of the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:08.07. Davidson set a new school record in the event with her time of 1:07.59 in the preliminary race.

Junior Emma Balderson was the fifth Spartan to notch a top eight finish as she placed sixth in the 100 IM with a time of 1:03.02)

The Spartans' 200 medley relay team of Wantz, Davidson, Alyssa Coon and Adrianna Ayala combined to set a new school record in the event with a time of 1:50.05.

 

Top 24 Spartan Finishers

3. Kristin Bria – 100 Breaststroke (1:07.72)

4. Sydney Davidson – 100 Breaststroke (1:08.07)

5. Julia Trudel – 400 IM (4:49.58)

5. Julia Trudel – 100 IM (1:02.72)

6. Justine Wantz – 200 Back (2:09.46)

6. Emma Balderson – 100 IM (1:03.02)  

8. Justine Wantz – 100 Back (0:59.47)

9. Adrianna Ayala – 100 Free (0:54.19)

10. Colleen Mahoney – 500 Free (5:19.54)

10. Kristin Bria – 100 IM (1:03.16)

11. Julia Trudel – 200 IM (2:13.62) 

11. Colleen Mahoney – 200 Back (2:12.32)

12. Alyssa Coon – 200 Fly (2:17.00)

13. Kristin Bria – 50 Free (0:25.06)

13. Justine Wantz – 50 Free (0:25.06)

13. Taylor Harper – 400 IM (4:55.02)

13. Leilani Garcia – 200 Breaststroke (2:35.27)

14. Brandi Noll – 100 IM (1:05.63)

15. Colleen Mahoney – 200 Free (2:03.20)

16. Maggie Stein – 200 Free (2:03.14)

16. Leilani Garcia – 100 Breaststroke (1:12.05)

16. Caitlin Campbell – 100 Back (1:01.60)

17. Alyssa Coon – 500 Free (5:21.12)

17. Leilani Garcia – 100 IM (1:06.51)

18. Kirsten Geib – 100 IM (1:07.14)

19. Emma Balderson – 200 IM (2:16.02)

19. Caitlin Campbell – 200 Back (2:13.05)

20. Maggie Stein – 50 Free (0:25.33)

20. Alyssa Coon – 100 Fly (1:01.27)

20. Adrianna Ayala – 200 Free (2:03.30)

20. Emma Balderson – 100 Back (1:01.69)

22. Taylor Harper – 200 IM (2:17.71)

22. Elli Hausamann – 200 Free (2:03.61)

22. Adrianna Ayala – 100 Fly (1:02.81)

24. Elli Hausamann – 200 IM (2:21.57)

 

Top Relay Finishes

6. 200 Medley Relay (Justine Wantz, Sydney Davidson, Alyssa Coon, Adrianna Ayala) – 1:50.05

7. 200 Free Relay (Kristin Bria, Caitlin Campbell, Maggie Stein, Justine Wantz) – 1:40.26

8. 400 Free Relay (Kristin Bria, Colleen Mahoney, Adrianna Ayala, Justine Wantz) – 3:41.27

9. 200 Medley Relay (Emma Balderson, Kristin Bria, Julia Trudel, Caitlin Campbell) – 1:52.01

11. 400 Free Relay (Julia Trudel, Alyssa Coon, Emma Balderson, Caitlin Campbell) – 3:44.80

14. 200 Free Relay (Colleen Mahoney, Elli Hausamann, Taylor Harper, Sydney Davidson) – 1:44.09

 

Up Next

The Spartans are now off until Friday, January 17 when they travel to Washington (Md.) for a non-conference match up. The meet in Chestertown is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm.