Friday, December 8, 2017

Wilkes Women's Swimming's Comeback Effort Falls Just Short in 88-85 Loss to Penn State Altoona

WILKES-BARRE – The Wilkes University women's swimming team closed the team scoring gap in the final three events but fell 88-85 to Penn State Altoona Friday night at the Wyoming Valley CYC in a non-conference meet. Abby Keating set a new Wilkes record in winning the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:02.49.

Full Results

Lady Colonel swimmers finished first in six of the 11 events but Wilkes fell to 0-8 overall this season while Penn State Altoona improved to 3-4.

Keating also won the 500 Freestyle in 5:38.76.

The 400 Freestyle Relay team of Morgan Williams, Allie Aspey, Julia Rostron, and Keating finished first with a time of 4:09.01.

Williams took first place in the 1000 Freestyle finishing in 11:48.18. She finished second in the 500 Freestyle with a time of 5:52.22.

Aspey placed first in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:18.16 and came in second place in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 2:14.22.

Kyleigh Smeltzer won the 50 Freestyle in 28.48 and she finished second the 100 Backstroke in 1:17.14.

Brianna Sailor was second in the 50 Freestyle coming in at 31.47.

Cassie Merrill placed second in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 1:07.28.

The Lady Colonels are off until mid-January when they return to the pool and Middle Atlantic Conference action Saturday, January 13 at Misericordia University at 1:00 p.m. in Dallas, Pa.

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