Area swimmers finish strong at PSAC meet


Dallastown High School graduate Noah Brockway, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania freshman, won the 200 backstroke on Sunday during the final day of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Swimming Championships at the Graham Aquatic Center in York.

Brockway also finished third in the 100 backstroke just a day earlier.

West Chester University won both the men's and women's PSAC swimming titles on Sunday evening, continuing their reign on top of the sport. The WCU men have now won the title 18 years in a row, while the women are on top for the 10th straight year. The women finished with 715.5 points, finishing ahead of second-place Bloomsburg, who had 626 points. IUP, Gannon and Shippensburg rounded out the top five. For the men, WCU finished with 976 points, only 1.5 points less than last year's performance. Second-place Bloomsburg had 801 points, compared to 599.5 points in 2015. IUP, Gannon and Edinboro comprised the rest of the top five.

West York grad Brad Strathmeyer is a senior on the West Chester men's team. He won the 1,000 free on Thursday. Strathmeyer also was part of the Rams' 800 free relay that closed the Saturday evening session with a PSAC record time of 6:34.50.

In the 100 breast on Saturday night, Central York grad Jade Arganbright was a repeat winner. The California University of Pennsylvania junior successfully defended her crown, claiming victory in 1:02.53. She also repeated as the 200 individual medley champion on Thursday. Arganbright placed third in the finals of the 200 breaststroke on Sunday. She has now earned All-PSAC status seven times in her career after capturing five individual titles over the past two years.