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Lions Wrap Up Day One at AMCC Swimming Championships

Lions Wrap Up Day One at AMCC Swimming Championships


GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Penn State Altoona men's and women's swimming teams completed their first day of competition at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships at Grove City College on Thursday.

After day one, the men's team had five points and the women's team had 16 points.

Among the highlights for the men, Christopher Sauder (Glenmoore, PA/Downingtown West) came in seventh place in the Men's 500 Yard Freestyle, finishing in 5:50.95 in the preliminaries and then besting that time in the finals with 5:29.81.

Jay Wareham (Leesburg, VA/Loudon County) finished sixth in the Men's 200 Yard IM. In the preliminaries, he clocked in at 2:15.17 before shaving some time off of that number with a 2:11.16 showing in the finals later that night.

In the Women's 200 Yard IM, Allison Jacobs (York, PA/Central York) placed fourth with a time of 2:26.38 in the preliminaries and 2:31.44 in the finals.

Mary Elizabeth McCulloch (Wingate, PA/Bald Eagle) and Jacobs also earned points for the Lady Lions by finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, in the Women's 50 Yard Freestyle. McCulloch finished the preliminaries in 27.97 and the finals in 27.28, while Jacobs swam 27.40 in the preliminaries and 27.35 in the finals.

Photo: Penn State Altoona freshman Christopher Sauder had a strong showing in the Men's 500 Yard Freestyle during the first day of competition at the AMCC Championships at Grove City on Thursday.

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