News Item - Sports - Intercollegiate Athletics at Penn State Altoona
Men's and Women's Swimming Teams Each Finish Fourth in AMCC Championships
2/16/2013 — GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Penn State Altoona men's and women's swimming teams each finished in fourth place at the conclusion of the James E. Longnecker Invitational/Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships on Saturday night at Grove City College.
The men's squad finished with 88 points and finished fourth out of four teams in the event, which began on Thursday. The women's team tallied 117 points and placed fourth out of five teams.
In the final day of competition, Jonathan Delli Santi (Kenilworth, NJ/Academy for Allied Health Sciences) finished fourth in the Men's 200 Yard Backstroke with a time of 2:09.04.
Later, Delli Santi joined teammates Benjamin Porter (West Chester, PA/Unionville), Robert Sklodowski (Bialystok, Poland/Quince Orchard), and Jay Wareham (Leesburg, VA/Loudon County) in placing fourth in the Men's 400 Yard Freestyle Relay final.
Mary Elizabeth McCulloch (Wingate, PA/Bald Eagle) recorded another first place finish for the Lady Lions. In the Women's 200 Yard Breaststroke final, she finished in 2:41.19 to win.
In the Women's 200 Yard Backstroke, Maria Thompson (Altoona, PA/Altoona) notched a second place finish by clocking in at 2:22.61 in the final.
McCulloch and Thompson were part of the team that finished fourth in the Women's 400 Yard Freestyle Relay, joining teammates Marie Noonan (Altoona, PA/Altoona) and Rebecca Fair (Cleona, PA/Annville-Cleona) to record a combined time of 4:09.95.
McCulloch was recognized as the high-scorer in points among all AMCC women's swimmers, finishing with 27 points over her three days of individual competition.
Photo: Penn State Altoona sophomore Mary Elizabeth McCulloch was the top point scorer among AMCC women's swimmers at the conference championships, and she placed first on Saturday in the 200 Yard Breaststroke.