Courtney Harnish, Meghan Small earn All-America swim honors at NCAA D-I meet
Two swimmers with York County ties have earned All-America honors at the NCAA Division I Swimming Championships in Austin, Texas.
West York High School graduate Courtney Harnish, swimming for the University of Georgia, finished eighth in the 500 freestyle on Thursday to earn first-team All-America recognition in that event. She finished in 4 minutes, 37.61 seconds.
On Wednesday, Harnish was part of Georgia's 800 freestyle relay team which finished 11th. She earned honorable mention A-A honors in that event. Harnish teamed with Veronica Burchill, Dakota Luther and Olivia Carter to finish in 6 minutes, 58.52 seconds.
The top eight finishers in each event are considered first-team All-Americans. Finishers in the ninth through 16th positions are considered honorable mention All-Americans.
Meghan Small, who excelled for the York YMCA, took seventh in the 200 individual medley in 1:53.57 to earn her All-America recognition while swimming for Tennessee. Small is from Lineboro, Maryland. It is the eighth time she has earned All-America honors in her career.
Small also helped the 400 medley relay team to a 12th-place finish, good for honorable mention A-A status. The team's time was 3:31.53.
Harnish also swam for the York YMCA.
On Wednesday, Small helped Tennessee to an 18th-place finish in the 800 free relay. The team finished in 7:01.91, which is now the third-fastest time in program history in the event. Small led off the relay with a new career best in the 50 free, posting a time of 24.12 seconds.
York College's Stahl gets D-III honor: York College sophomore Keven Stahl earned his second career All-America honor on Wednesday during the first day of the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Stahl finished 14th in the consolation finals of the 500 free, earning him honorable mention All-America status. Stahl notched a time of 4:30.85 in the evening swim after qualifying 16th in the morning preliminaries. Stahl finished with a time of 4:31.21 in the morning swim.
Stahl is the second Spartan in school history to earn multiple swimming All-America honors, joining former national champion Kyle Walthall, who recorded six All-America awards during his Spartan career.