News Item - Sports - Intercollegiate Athletics at Penn State Altoona
Men's Swimming in Second, Women's Team in Fourth After Thursday's Competition in AMCCs
2/13/2014 — GROVE CITY, Pa. - After Thursday's events in the 2014 James E. Longnecker Invitational/Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Swimming Championships hosted by Grove City College, the Penn State Altoona men's swimming team was in second place and the women's team was in fourth place.
The Lions tallied 64 points on the day, trailing Penn State Behrend's total of 80 points for the lead.
In the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay final, the team of Benjamin Porter (West Chester, PA/Unionville), Keenan Halpin (Bensalem, PA/George School), Alex Fisher (Clearfield, PA/Clearfield), and Kyle Huber (Spring Grove, PA/Spring Grove) clinched first place with a time of 1:27.77.
Fisher notched an individual first place in the 200 Yard IM final, defeating his AMCC opponents by clocking in at 1:59.54.
Meanwhile, the Lady Lions posted a total of 39 points after their first day in the AMCC Championships. Cabrini College held first place with 73 points.
The squad of Melanie Burland (South Park, PA/South Park), Autumn Henderson (Okinawa, Japan/Kadena), Sydney Mrozinski (Chalfont, PA/Central Bucks South), and Ashley Nero (Oak Hill, VA/Oakton) secured fourth place in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay final with a time of 1:50.25.
That same squad of swimmers also placed fourth in the 400 Yard Medley Relay final later in the meet.
Competition resumes tomorrow, Friday, February 14, at 10:00 AM for another preliminary round of events. The day wraps up with the finals at 6:00 PM, and the meet resumes again on Saturday.
Photo: Penn State Altoona sophomore Alex Fisher won the AMCC title for the 200 Yard IM and also helped his team champion the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay.