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AMCC Swimming Championships' Second Day Complete
GROVE CITY, Pa. - Friday, the second day of competition in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference swimming and diving championships at Grove City College, saw Penn State Behrend pull ahead with dominant leads by both their men's and women's squads.
In the second day, the Penn State Altoona men's team had 16 points, while the women's team tallied 36 points.
Jonathan Delli Santi (Kenilworth, NJ/Academy for Allied Health and Sciences) earned a fourth place finish to get five points in the Men's 100 Yard Backstroke, achieving a time of 59.77 in the preliminaries before clocking in at 58.64 in the finals.
Adam Pataky (Plum, PA/Plum) picked up a point with an eighth place finish in the Men's 100 Yard Backstroke. He had times of 1:24.11 and 1:24.97 in the event.
Zack Rickens (Enola, PA/East Pennsboro) came in seventh in the Men's 100 Yard Butterfly with times of 1:03.53 and 1:01.02 in the preliminaries and finals.
In the Men's 200 Yard Freestyle, Robert Sklodowski (Bialystok, Poland/Quince Orchard) placed seventh with a preliminary time of 1:59.31 and a finals time of 1:54.87.
Jay Wareham (Leesburg, VA/Loudon County) finished eighth in the Men's 100 Yard Breaststroke. He clocked in at 1:08.65 in the preliminaries before a 1:05.98 time in the finals.
For the women's squad, Mary Elizabeth McCulloch (Wingate, PA/Bald Eagle) got a third place finish in the Women's 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:17.88 in the preliminaries and 1:15.42 in the finals.
In the Women's 200 Yard Medley Relay, the squad of McCulloch, Michelle DeFelice (Pittsburgh, PA/Chartiers Valley), Allison Jacobs (York, PA/Central York), and Courtney Pinckney (Brooklyn, NY/Brooklyn College Academy) earned their team more points with a fourth place finish. They had a time of 2:15.33 in the preliminaries before 2:11.21 in the finals.
Pinckney also had a pair of eighth place finishes in the Women's 200 Yard Freestyle and 100 Yard Backstroke to earn a point in each event. She notched times of 2:40.63 and 2:31.26 in the Freestyle, while clocking in at 1:22.35 and 1:18.97 in the Backstroke.
DeFelice came in seventh in the Women's 100 Yard Backstroke with times of 1:18.93 and 1:18.68.
Photo: Penn State Altoona freshman Mary Elizabeth McCulloch finished third in the Women's 100 Yard Breaststroke on Friday, earning the Lady Lions six points.