Strathmeyer
Strathmeyer

Two former York-Adams League swimmers earned All-America recognition on Wednesday at the NCAA Division II Swimming Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

West York High School graduate Brad Strathmeyer finished seventh in the men's 1,000-yard freestyle, while Dallastown High School graduate Julie Brown finished eighth in the women's 50 free. A swimmer must finish in the top eight to be considered an All-American.

Strathmeyer, a freshman at West Chester University, turned in a time of 9 minutes, 14.57 seconds. He was seeded No. 8 in the event.

Strathmeyer was recently named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year after winning the 1,650 free, the 1,000 free and the 500 free at the PSAC Championship Meet. He helped West Chester win its 15th-straight PSAC men's swimming title.

Brown
Brown

At the NCAA event, Strathmeyer is also expected to compete in the 1,650 free, where he is seeded No. 5, and in the 500 free, where he is seeded No. 11.

Brown, meanwhile, finished in 23.69 seconds in the 50 free. It was the first individual All-America citation for the Shippensburg University junior after earning five honorable mention All-America classifications over the last two seasons with SU relay squads.

She was eligible for the 'A' finals after a strong morning swim of 23.49 seconds -- qualifying her in fifth position.

It caps off a memorable year in the 50 free for Brown. That includes a new school record (23.36 seconds in the PSAC prelims) and her first PSAC championship (23.45 seconds).

On Thursday morning, Brown competed in the 200 free and finished 38th during the morning prelim session with a time of 1:54.91. Brown was less than a second off her season personal best of 1:54.35 - achieved Nov. 17 at the Patriot Invitational held at George Mason University. Saturday, Brown will swim the 100-yard freestyle.