Swimming - Jordan sets school record on final day of Diamond City Invitational

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Senior Callan Jordan (Hurley, N.Y./Western Academy of Beijing) swam a 1:54.41 to break the 200-yard backstroke school record for the Lycoming College swim team, which had two-first place finishers on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18, on the second day of the Diamond City Invitational at the Wilkes-Barre Catholic Youth Center.

The Warrior men finished sixth with 363 points and the women fourth with 396.

Jordan took first in the backstroke event, setting his second meet record in the backstroke in as many days, while also breaking the Lycoming record of 1:55.72 set by Andrew Canavan in 2017.

Jordan then teamed up with sophomore Brandon Vought (Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg), sophomore Caleb Beard (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area) and freshman Jake Booth (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) to swim a 3:25.24 and take sixth in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Vought also finished sixth in the 1650-yard freestyle with a swim of 17:47.03.

Senior Michael Panczyszyn (Linden, Pa./Jersey Shore Area) finished ninth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a swim of 2:26.78.

On the women’s side, sophomore McKenna Zeller (White Haven, Pa./Holy Redeemer) started out the day by placing first in the 200-yard backstroke with a swim of 2:10.89 to help the Warriors sweep the first-place finishes in the event.

Senior Emilie Kramer (Wellsboro, Pa./Wellsboro Area) took third in the 200-yard breaststroke with a swim of 2:32.03 with sophomore teammateMikayla Wright (Danville, Pa./Danville Area) finishing behind her in the fifth slot with a swim of 2:36.69.

Zeller and Kramer teamed up with freshman Devon Kaiser (Cinnaminson, Pa./Deer Lakes) and sophomore Cara Zortman (York, Pa./York Suburban) in the 400-yard freestyle relay to place fourth with a swim of 3:46.59.

Zortman also took third in the 100-yard freestyle with a swim 55.99. Junior Elena Pikounis (Marriottsville, Md./Marriotts Ridge) finished eighth with a swim of 2:31.95 in the 200-yard butterfly while senior Rebecca Donohue (Orwigsburg, Pa./Blue Mountain) finished behind her in the 10th slot with a swim 2:41.87.

The Warriors are back in the pool on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. when they head back to Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to take on Middle Atlantic Conference opponent Wilkes at the CYC.


  1. University of Scranton658   2. King's College 602 3. Baldwin Wallace University 542   4. Lycoming College 396 5. Cabrini College 391   6. Mount Saint Mary College 272 7. Wilkes University 237 8. Hood College 208 9. Stevenson University 191     

200 Back: McKenna Zeller (Lycoming), 2:10.89. 100 Free: Lauren Finnegan (Cabrini); 3. Cara Zortman (LC), 55.99. 200 Breast: Kristen Siwy (King’s), 2:29.79; 3. Emilie Kramer (LC), 2:32.03. 200 Fly: Erika Nockengost (Baldwin Wallace), 2:16.81; 8. Elena Pikounis (LC), 2:31.95. 400 Free Relay: Scranton ‘A’, 3:44.01; 4. Lycoming ‘A’, 3:46.59. 1650 Free: Allie Thorson (Baldwin Wallace), 18:39.74; 13. Elena Pikounis (LC) 20:27.85.


  1. King's College 673.5   2. Wilkes University 574 3. University of Scranton 557.5   4. Baldwin Wallace University 487.5 5. Cabrini College 393 6. Lycoming College 363 7. Hood College 243   8. Mount Saint Mary College 200 9. Stevenson University 14.5        


200 Back: Callan Jordan (LC), 1:54.41. 100 Free: John Fimmano (Scranton), 48.83; 14. Caleb Beard (LC), 52.62. 200 Breast: Michael Lewis (Baldwin Wallace), 2:13.98; 9. Michael Panczyszyn (LC), 2:26.78. 200 Fly: John Fimmano (Scranton), 2:01.84; 12. Will Gillespie (LC), 2:13.73. 400 Free Relay: King’s ‘A’, 3:15.27; 6. Lycoming ‘A’, 3:25.24. 1650 Free: Christopher Soutter (King’s), 17:01.91; 6. Brandon Vought (LC), 17:47.03.