Stresky wins 200 backstroke at PAC Championships

Stresky wins 200 backstroke at PAC Championships

Andrew Woodley, Sports Information Director

GROVE CITY, Pa. (Feb. 17) - Junior Cheyne Stresky (Oxford, Mich./Oxford) won the Presidents' Athletics Conference (PAC) Championship in the 200-yard backstroke Saturday evening, as the Bethany College swimming and diving teams concluded the season at the final day of the conference championship meet at Grove City College's Longnecker Pool.

Streksy touched the wall in one minute, 51.13 seconds to win the 200 backstroke by three tenths of a second and establish a new school-record in the process. Stresky becomes the first Bethany swimmer to win a PAC Championship since 2003, when former Bison Kenko Nagai won the 100-yard breaststroke. Stresky is the first swimming & diving athlete overall to win a league championship since 2004 when former Bison Joe Kennedy won both the 1- and 3-meter dives at the annual league championship event.

Stresky also took second place in the 100-yard backstroke on Friday night with a time of 50.80 seconds, breaking his own school record in the process to earn Second-Team All-PAC laurels in the event.

Senior Alaina Geer (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) led the women's team in her final meet for the Bison. Geer finished 12th overall in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of two minutes, 19.81 seconds. She also added a 14th overall finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of one minute, 4.75 seconds on Friday and opened the championships on Thursday with an 11th-place time in the 200-yard IM, clocking in at two minutes, 21.73 seconds.