Spencer named ‘Performer of Year’
Tunkhannock Area senior swimming standout Ben Spencer was named male ‘Performer of the Year’ on the Scranton Times-Tribune 2013 All-Region Swimming Team.
Spencer took fifth place in the PIAA Class AA championship in the 200 individual medley at 1:58.24 and sixth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.21.
He took a gold medal in the 200 IM in 1:58.09 at the District II Class AA championship and also grabbed gold in the 100 backstroke at 53.65.
Earlier in the season, Spencer took gold in the 200 IM at 2:03.71 and gold in the 100 backstroke at 53.86 at the Lackawanna County Swimming Championships.
It is Spencer’s second All-Region selection.
With his gold medal in the 200 IM at the District II meet, he set a record in the Class AA division.
He also set a record at the Lackawanna County meet in the 100 backstroke at 53.86.
Spencer also won District II Class AA silver medals as part of the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams.
He won gold at the Lackawanna County meet as part of the 200 medley relay team.