Roberts Wins 200-yard Breaststroke in Home Finale vs. Akron, Saint Francis

Samantha Roberts
Samantha Roberts

The Youngstown State swimming and diving team finished up their home season on Saturday with a dual meet against Akron and Saint Frances (Pa.) at Beeghly Natatorium, 104-199 and 137-157, respectively.

The seniors, Amanda Carpin, Caitlin Cook, Alana Kane and Kari Tridle, were recognized for their hard work while at YSU prior the to meet.

Highlighting the afternoon was sophomore Samantha Roberts who came on top in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:27.83.

Nishani Cicilson finished in second place in all four of the events that she competed in that day.  She started off with the 100-yard backstroke finishing with a time of 1:01.98.  In her last two individual events, the 50-yard freestyle and  100-yard freestyle, her times were 25.24 seconds and 54.39 seconds, respectively, coming in second place by less than a second each time.  In her final event, the 400-yard freestyle, the team consisted of Kirsten Walker, junior, Audy Grubbs, Junior, Kane, and Cicilson. They finished in 3:41.76.

In the 200-yard medley relay, Youngstown State's A squad finished third (1:54.09).  Angela Diorio, freshman, Sam Roberts, sophomore, Laura Paz, freshman and Kane were the on this team.  Freshman Megan Ciampa finished in second place in the 1,000-yard freestyle clocked at 10:49.06.  Walker came in fourth place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:57.79. Roberts was one second slow in the 100-yard breaststroke, coming in second place (1:08.80). 

Cook came in second place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:12.18. Walker finished .61 seconds behind Cicilson in the 100-yard freestyle finishing in third (55.00).

Casey Hill, sophomore, came in second in the 1-meter dive scoring 250.12 points. Hill and Tricia Vallinger, freshman, came in fourth and fifth place in the 3-meter dive scoring 241.20 and 237.07.

The Penguins return to action next Saturday when they travel to Cleveland State. YSU will also take on Wright State in the Triangular.