Swim Teams Open Season at West Virginia State Games

Swim Teams Open Season at West Virginia State Games

HUNTINGTON -- West Virinia Wesleyan's swim teams completed day one of the West Virginia State Games with several placing performances on Friday.

The event is being held at the Marshall Univeristy Natatorium.

 In the individual events, Dominik Schopper led the way with a 14th place finish in the 200 IM (2:01.53).

Logan Knoyer checked in with a 16th place in the 50-free (22.76).

Two Wesleyan relay teams tallied points in the 400 medley relay; placing seventh was the unit of Knoyer, Schopper, Kiernan McCarthy and Julian Morassi in 3:49.35.

A second unit consisting of Scott Heckathorn, Jeff McNeill, Brennan Nettleton, and Tyler Ducar placed 14th in 4:06.60.

Wesleyan's 200-meter freestyle relay team placed eighth in 1:33.65. That squad consisited of McCarthy, Heckathorn, Ducar, and Knoyer.

Camilla Brizzi posted the top individual swim on the female side for the day, racing to a 25.32 mark in the 50-free to place 11th.

The top relay unit was the 200-free relay tandem of Brizzi, Justine Bledsoe, Chelsea Jesso and Marylee Gowdy that placed sixth in 1:44.91. 

Wesleyan's second unit in the 200-free, Theresa Burgess, Emily Kroll, Tess Betler and Nina Flores, hit the wall in 11th with a time of 1:52.62.

Coach April Gitzen's 400-medley relay teams gathered two spots; the squad of Bledsoe, Brizzi, Kylee Savage, and Kimmy Culver placed seventh in 4:19.64 while the unit of Burgess, Flores, Gowdy, and Lea Kryvenchuk placed a solid ninth in 4:24.27.

Action continues Saturday on the Marshall campus.