West York's Harnish is PIAA 2-A Girls' Swimmer of Meet
- Courtney Harnish was named the PIAA Class 2-A Girls' Swimmer of the Meet.
- The West York senior won gold in both the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle.
- She also helped the Bulldogs to a fourth-place finish in the 400 free relay.
West York High School senior Courtney Harnish was named the PIAA Class 2-A Girls' Swimmer of the Meet on Friday afternoon at Bucknell University's Kinney Natatorium.
Harnish added a second 2017 state gold medal on Friday, winning the 100-yard backstroke in 54.03 seconds, which was nearly 2 1/2 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor.
Harnish also won gold on Thursday in the 200 freestyle.
Harnish also powered the Bulldogs to a fourth-place finish in the 400 free relay on Friday in 3:36.57. The other members of the team were Maddi Stoner, Claudia Keller and Meghan French.
It's the second time that Harnish won the Girls' Swimmer of the Meet honors. The University of Georgia recruit also won the accolade as a freshman, when she also won two individual gold medals. She then took a two-year hiatus from high school swimming to focus on club swimming with the York YMCA before returning to high school swimming this season.
Two York County swimmers also earned medals in the 500 free on Friday.
Eastern York's Madison Nalls finished fourth in 5:01.05, while French took sixth in 5:07.58. Nalls had finished second in the 200 free on Friday to Harnish.
West York is sixth in the team standings, but could move up next week after the diving championships are held, again at Bucknell. Erica Sarver, who will dive on the NCAA Division I level for San Diego State, is expected to contend for the diving gold for the Bulldogs.