Men Place Fourth, Women Place Fifth at AMCC Championships
GROVE CITY, Pa. - After the final day of the James E. Longnecker Invitational/Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday at Grove City College, the Penn State Altoona men's swimming team finished in fourth place out of four men's teams with 33 points, while the women's squad came in fifth out of five women's teams with 49 points.
A squad consisting of Jay Wareham (Leesburg, VA/Loudon County), Zack Rickens (Enola, PA/East Pennsboro), Jonathan Delli Santi (Kenilworth, NJ/Academy for Allied Health and Sciences), and Robert Sklodowski (Bialystok, Poland/Quince Orchard) placed fourth in the Men's 400 Yard Freestyle Relay with times of 3:29.16 in the preliminaries and 3:29.92 in the finals.
Sklodowski also came in seventh in the Men's 100 Yard Freestyle, making it in 53.32 in the preliminaries and 51.90 in the finals.
In the Women's 200 Yard Backstroke, Michelle DeFelice (Pittsburgh, PA/Chartiers Valley) placed fifth, earning a time of 2:52.21 in the preliminaries before clocking in at 2:50.00 in the finals.
Allison Jacobs (York, PA/Central York) and Mary Elizabeth McCulloch (Wingate, PA/Bald Eagle) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Women's 100 Yard Freestyle. Jacobs had times of 59.37 and 59.61, while McCulloch earned times of 1:02.60 and 1:00.29.
Photo: Penn State Altoona freshman Robert Sklodowski helped the Lions earn fourth place in the Men's 400 Yard Freestyle Relay on Saturday, and he also finished seventh in the Men's 100 Yard Freestyle.