West Chester Continues Domination at Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships

YORK, Pennsylvania, February 23. THE West Chester men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams continued their domination of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships, bringing home the team titles this afternoon at the Graham Aquatic Center. It marked the eighth consecutive conference title for the West Chester women and the 16th straight for the men.

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Press Release

West Chester won both the men’s and women’s PSAC Swimming Championship titles on Sunday at the Graham Aquatic Center in York, Pa.

The West Chester women won with 893 points, while IUP took second place with 490 points. The PSAC crown marks the 8th straight and 12th overall for the Golden Rams. The West Chester men took first with 1,036, the most points scored by a team at the league championship since at least 1999. The title for the Golden Rams is their 16th straight and 27th overall. Bloomsburg took second for the second-straight year with 581.5 points.

Kitty Fischer, the PSAC Women’s Swimming Championship’s Most Valuable Swimmer, won the women’s 200 breaststroke with a PSAC All-Time record time of 2:14.41. She beat the previous record of 2:15.11 set by Stephani Jeppesen of Kutztown in 2010. Fischer set the Division II record in the 200 individual medley (1:59.41), set a PSAC Championship record in the 200 freestyle (1:49.70), broke the PSAC All-Time mark in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.80), while leading her 400 medley relay team to a PSAC All-Time record and a PSAC Championship record in the 200 medley relay.

West Chester’s Lauren Carastro won the women’s 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:59.67. Teammate Megan Winslow won the women’s 200 freestyle with a time of 2:02.33.

California’s Clarissa Enslin won the women’s 100 freestyle with a time of 51.23. Enslin won the same event at the 2013 Championship with a time of 51.26.

Fischer, Tess Hayward, Emily Stang, and Mia Barone won the women’s 400 freestyle relay with a combined time of 3:26.37.

The PSAC Men’s Swimming Championship’s Most Valuable Swimmer, Victor Polyakov won the men’s 100 freestyle with a time of 44.77. Polyakov also took gold in the 200, 500, and 1000 freestyle. He set a PSAC Championship record in the 500 (4:27.31) and an All-Time record in the 1000 (9:04.20). His 800 freestyle relay team broke the PSAC All-Time record, as did his 400 medley relay squad.

West Chester’s Bradley Strathmeyer defended his PSAC men’s 1650 freestyle title with a first-place finish with a time of 15:36.29. He won the event a season ago with a PSAC Championship record time of 15:31.57.

West Chester’s Bogdan Grebenyuk won gold in the men’s 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:00.93, a new PSAC Championship record. He beat David McCormick’s 2013 time of 2:01.16.

Gannon’s Adam Chrzanowski set a new PSAC Championship record in the men’s 200 backstroke with a mark of 1:50.01. He beat the previous record of 1:50.06 set at the 2013 Championship by Edinboro’s Tony Romanini.

West Chester’s Dan Sokman, Ryan Stahley, Strathmeyer, and Polyakov took first in the men’s 400 freestyle relay with a combined time of 3:00.08, a new PSAC Championship record.

The NCAA Division II Championship will be contested from March 12-15 in Geneva, Ohio.

Women’s Team Standings
1. West Chester 893pts.
2. IUP 490pts.
3. Edinboro 365pts.
4. Bloomsburg 363pts.
5. Gannon 327pts.
6. California 305pt.s
7. Shippensburg 267pts.
8. Clarion 260pts.
9. East Stroudsburg 104pts.
10. Millersville 92pts.
11. Lock Haven 82pts.
12. Kutztown 71pts.
13. Mansfield 40pts.

Men’s Team Standings
1. West Chester 1036pts.
2. Bloomsburg 581.5pts.
3. IUP 475pts.
4. Gannon 356.5pts.
5. Edinboro 321pts.
6. Clarion 267pts.
7. Shippensburg 179pts.

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Author: Emily Sampl

Emily Sampl, an editorial assistant for Swimming World Magazine, is a freelance writer for USA Swimming and an assistant coach at Boulder High School and Boulder Elks Swim Team in Colorado. Emily graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and master's degree in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

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