COLLEGE: York Suburban High graduate Coleman Stewart wins pair of NCAA swim championships

  • York Suburban grad Coleman Stewart won the 100-yard backstroke title at the NCAA swim meet.
  • Stewart, a sophomore at North Carolina State, finished in a time of 44.58 seconds.
  • Stewart was also a member of the Wolfpack team that won the 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA event.

York Suburban High School graduate Coleman Stewart is a two-time NCAA Division I swimming champion.

Coleman Stewart

The North Carolina State sophomore won the 100-yard backstroke Friday night inside the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.

Stewart finished in 44.58 seconds. His title was the Wolfpack's first male individual title since Cullen Jones' 50 free championship in 2006 and the first individual championship won by head coach Braden Holloway.

Stewart was joined on the podium by his teammate, Andreas Vazaios, who finished third in :44.81.

In prelims Vazaios finished second with a time of :45.00, while Stewart took seventh in :45.16,

On the final day of the NCAA Championships on Saturday, Stewart helped the Wolfpack take the 400 freestyle relay championship. The team finished in 2:44.31, the fastest time in history for the event.

Those two first-place finishes also earned Stewart All-America status.

Stewart was also named an honorable mention All-American when he took fourth in the 200 backstroke 'B' final with a time of 1:40.01 seconds. In the prelim Stewart took 10th in 1:39.54 seconds.

Stewart was coming off a freshman campaign when he was an All-American in the 200 medley relay (sixth place) and an honorable mention All-American in the 100 backstroke (14th place). He was also the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year, as well as a Scholar All-American.

In total, North Carolina State won five events at the 2018 NCAA D-I Championships and finished fourth in the overall team standings. Texas won the title with 449 points, followed by California (437.5), Indiana (422) and North Carolina State (385).



York's Stahl an honorable mention All-American: York College freshman swimmer Keven Stahl finished up his stay at the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday when he earned honorable mention All-America honors during the final day of the event.

Stahl participated in three events at the championships — the 500 free on Wednesday, the 400 individual medley on Thursday and the 1,650 free on Saturday.

On Saturday, Stahl finished 14th in the 1,650 in 15:53.34. Anyone finishing in ninth through 16th place earned honorable mention A-A honors. 

Stahl becomes the second York men's swimmer to earn A-A honors in the program's D-III history. Former national champion Kyle Walthall was a six-time All-American in addition to winning the 2016 100 breaststroke title.

On Wednesday, Stahl finished 29th in the 500 free in 4:38.80. On Thursday, Stahl finished 20th in the 400 IM in 4:01.05.

York splits lacrosse showdowns with Salisbury: York College and Salisbury split a pair of Capital Athletic Conference lacrosse showdowns on Saturday, 

The York men won at home, 15-6, while the York women fell on the road, 8-5.

All four teams came into Saturday's action ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation in NCAA Division III.

The second-ranked Spartans men used an eight-goal third quarter to down No. 7 Salisbury in the CAC opener for both teams. York is 8-1 overall, while Salisbury fell to 6-3. York had a 39-19 edge in shots.

York was led by Ryan Cook (three goals, two assists, two ground balls), Thomas Pfeiffer: (three goals, one ground ball), Jake Hvazda (one goal, three assists, four ground balls, one caused turnover), Brad Casale (two goals), Gunnar Reynolds (two goals), Nick Roman (eight ground balls, two caused turnovers), Matt Whitcher (one goal, five ground balls) and Landry Marshall (nine saves).

The Spartans are now 2-24 all-time against the Sea Gulls. The loss snapped Salisbury's regular-season CAC win streak at 27 games.

In the women's match, the third-ranked Sea Gulls improved to 8-0, while the fifth-ranked Spartans fell to 4-2. York was paced by Meghan Fox (two goals, one ground ball), Melissa Meehling (two goals, one ground ball, one caused turnover), Caitlin Rankin (one goal), Nicole Clauter (five draw controls) and Charlotte Wright (11 saves).

York is now 1-19 all-time against Salisbury.

Spartans finish ninth in golf tournament: The York College men's golf squad concluded the 47th annual Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Golf Championship with a tie for ninth place out of 15 teams in North Carolina.

The tournament was scheduled as a three-day tournament but shorted by rain. Sunday's action was canceled.

The Spartans finished with a two-day total of 592. Methodist won the tournament at 565.

Freshman Luke Fayocavitz led the Spartans as he carded a two-day total of 146 to finish tied for 23rd. Junior Tyler Newton was York's next finisher, one-stroke back to Fayocavitz.