Wesleyan Swimmers Sweep Washington & Jefferson

Wesleyan Swimmers Sweep Washington & Jefferson

BUCKHANNON -- Coach April Gitzen's West Virginia Wesleyan swim teams rolled to their third consecutive dual meet sweep Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats defeated the visiting Washington & Jefferson squads; the women 138-65 and the men 166-22.

Wesleyan's men won nine individual events, while the women captured six individual races. Each squad swept both relay races.

Arthur Assfeld, Mikel Pascual-Mugarza, Julian Morassi, and Dominik Schopper each won two races in the meet.

Assfeld the 50-free (21.73) and the 100-free (47.66), Mugarza the 500-free (5:11.33) and the 1000-free (10:33.22), Morassi the 200-free (1:46.27) and the 200-fly (2:04.15) and Schopper the 400-IM (4:27.78) and the 200-breast (2:15.33).

Michael McAlpine won the 200-backstroke (2:04.88)

Wesleyan's 200-medley relay team of Assfeld, McAlpine, Schopper, and Logan Knoyer won in 1:37.47. The 200-free relay squad of Mugarza, Morassi, Kiernan McCarthy, and Scott Heckathorn raced to the win in 1:33.38.

On the women's side, Kay Lange led the way with a pair of individual wins. She took the 1000-free (11:25.61) and the 200-breast (2:36.14). Victories were also produced by Camilla Brizzi in the 50-free (25.42), Alyssa Serrano in the 400-IM (4:59.30) and Ashton Cole in the 500-free (5:35.24). 

Wesleyan's 200-medley relay unit of Serrano, Brizzi, Sarah Noll, and Alayna Thompson posted victory in 1:57.30, while the 200-free relay squad of Lange, Kylee Savage, Emily Kroll, and Anna Puigvert-Juan closed with the meet with a win in 1:48.19.

"Today was yet another exciting meet as our Bobcats and Lady Bobcats came to race," Gitzen said. "This was our last dual meet of the semester before mid-season, so we wanted to finish on a high note. We had many standout swims top to bottom. We will continue to work on little things as we head to our mid-season meet in two weeks. We are performing above expectations, and right where we want to be at this point."

Wesleyan is back in action Nov. 18-19 at the Corbiere-Merion Invitational.