Wesleyan Swim Teams Sweep Urbana in Home Meet

Wesleyan Swim Teams Sweep Urbana in Home Meet

BUCKHANNON -- Coach April Gitzen and her West Virginia Wesleyan swim teams produced a convincing sweep over conference rival Urbana Friday in the Bobcat Pool.

Wesleyan's women defeated the Blue Knights 138-74, while the men won 123-12. 

The ladies captured six individual titles and one relay, with the men rolling to 11 individual victories, and snagged wins in both relays.

Freshman Alyssa Serrano was a multiple winner for the women, taking victories in the 100-fly (1:07.80), and the 100-back (1:07.82). Single wins were recorded by Anna Puigvert-Juan in the 200-free (2:07.60), Sarah Noll in the 100-free (58.79), Theresa Burgess in the 500-free (5:53.58), and veteran Camilla Brizzi in the 50-fly (27.85).

Wesleyan won the 200-medley relay, posting a 2:03.54 time with the squad of Ashton Cole, Burgess, Kay Lange, and Serrano.

Arthur Assfeld, Julian Morassi, and Dan Williams were all multiple event winners for the men. Assfeld captured the 50-back (24.69), and the 100-back (53.69); Morassi the 100-fly (54.08) and the 100-breast (1:05.19); and Williams the 200-free (1:55.98) and the 100-free (52.86).

Individual event victories were registered by Logan Knoyer in the 50-breast (30.04), Kiernan McCarthy in the 50-free (23.60), Nathan Swalley in the 500-free (5:24.30), Michael McAlpine in the 50-fly (24.67), and Scott Heckathorn in the 100-IM (59.65). 

Wesleyan swam to wins in both relays. The night opened with the 200-medley relay unit of Assfeld, Mikel Mugarza, McAlpine, and Morassi posted a 1:39.53, while the night closed with the 200-free relay team of Swalley, Williams, Luke Feldhake, and Dominik Schopper winning with a 1:35.99.

"It was a fun meet and a great chance for some of our athletes to swim some different events than usual," Gitzen said. "Team camaraderie was through the roof...now rest up for tomorrow's meet."

Wesleyan is right back in the pool on Saturday, hosting Malone at 1 p.m.