Suburban grad excels at Big East meet


York Suburban High School graduate Erin Merkle, a junior at Villanova University, recently scored points in all three of her individual events at the Big East Swimming Championships.

She helped the Wildcats capture the team title for a third straight year.

Erin Merkle

Merkle finished fourth in the 1,650 freestyle (16 minutes, 59.4 seconds), fifth in the 400 individual medley (4:27.5) and seventh in the 500 free (4:55.2).