ST. MARY'S CITY, MD – The York College men's swim squad had a solid Friday during day two of the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference championships in St. Mary's City, Maryland. The Spartans are second of five teams with 222 points. Mary Washington leads the championships with 312.5 points while Salisbury is third at 172 points.
The Spartans got a pair of individual wins on Friday night finals. Sophomore Keven Stahl earned a win in the 500 freestyle as he recorded a school, meet, and conference record time of 4:30.76. The time is an NCAA B-cut time. The time broke Stahl's own conference and meet record he set as a freshman last winter. Jesse Tate was York's other winner on Friday night as he defended his 200 IM title as he won the race with a time of 1:52.58, nipping Mary Washington's Noah Carpenter at the wall. Tate won the title by .23 seconds and also set a school record in the process.
Spartan First Place Finishers
Keven Stahl – 500 freestyle (4:30.76)
Jesse Tate – 200 IM (1:52.58)
Spartan Second Place Finishers
Spartan Third Place Finishers
Tyler Maggio – 200 IM (1:55.82)
Other Top Eight Finishers
7. Connor McIlroy – 500 freestyle (4:51.32)
7. AJ Loehr – 50 freestyle (21.67)
8. Kaelan Dowdall – 50 freestyle (21.76)
The win for Keven Stahl is his 20th individual win of the year … he is now the two-time defending CAC champion in the 500 freestyle race … Stahl won the 500 by over eight seconds … Jesse Tate picked up sixth individual win of the campaign as he touched the wall first in the 200 IM … Tate is a back-to-back 200 IM CAC champion after he finished second as a freshman … Tate broke his school record in the event by .38 seconds.
The Spartans return to the pool Saturday morning at 10:00 am. Saturday's morning sessions include the preliminaries for the 400 IM, the 100 fly, the 200 free, the 100 breaststroke, and the 100 backstroke. Saturday's night finals will include the 400 medley relay. Saturday's finals start at 6:00 pm.