Central York grad Arganbright shines at PSAC meet

  • Central York grad Jade Arganbright shined the PSAC swim meet over the weekend.
  • She won the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke for California University of Pennsylvania.
  • Arganbright became the first swimmer in program history to earn seven individual league titles.

Central York High School graduate Jade Arganbright, a senior at California University of the Pennsylvania, capped off a stellar Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference career on Sunday.

Arganbright claimed the win in the 200-yard breaststroke on Sunday in 2 minutes, 15.99 seconds at the PSAC Championships at the York YMCA's Graham Aquatic Center.

Jade Arganbright

Arganbright became the first swimmer in program history to earn seven individual league titles, winning the 100 breaststroke three times (2015, 2016, 2017), 200 breaststroke twice (2015, 2017) and 200 individual medley twice (2015-16).

On Sunday, she registered the fastest time in the 200 breaststroke during both the preliminaries and finals, meeting the NCAA 'B' standard in both races. In the preliminaries, she posted a time of 2 minutes, 18.43 seconds to lead the field by almost five-tenths of a second. Arganbright then shattered her season-best time during the finals, as she touched the wall in 2:15.99 to win the race by more than three seconds.

On Saturday, Arganbright repeated as the champion in the 100 breaststroke for the third-straight year. She became only the second swimmer in program history to win the same event at the league championships for three straight years. Arganbright recorded the fastest time in the 100 breaststroke during both the preliminaries and finals on Saturday, meeting the NCAA 'B' standard in both races. During the preliminaries, she touched the wall in 1:03.38 seconds to pace the field by nearly 1.5 seconds. She then set a season-best time during the finals by recording a mark of 1:02.31, which was a staggering two seconds faster than the rest of the championship heat.

Arganbright was third in the 50 freestyle on Thursday.

Other local swimmers excel: Clarion junior Summer Dacheux won the women’s 100 backstroke in :56.97 Saturday. Dacheux is a Dover High School graduate.

Several local swimmers also excelled for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Sophomores Regan Chalk (New Oxford) and Nicole Smith (Dover) had IUP's top individual finishes of the third day on Saturday. Chalk placed third in the 100 backstroke in :57.52 seconds. Smith finished in third in the 500 freestyle in 4:59.21.

On Friday, Chalk was second in the 100 butterfly in 56.99, while Smith was fourth in the 200 free in 1:51.82.

Sophomore Noah Brockway, a Dallastown grad, finished fifth in the 200 backstroke in 1:51.59 on Sunday. He was sixth in the 100-yard back.

West Chester continues domination: The West Chester Rams completed the sweep of the PSAC team titles. WCU’s men claimed their 19th consecutive team title while the women notched their 11th in a row.

On the women’s side, freshman Georgia Wright was named the Most Outstanding Swimmer after claiming six victories in the championship. On the men’s side, two-time PSAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year Victor Polyakov claimed his second consecutive Most Outstanding Swimmer award after claiming five victories over the four-day event.