BUCKHANNON -- Both the men's and women's swim teams downed Salem International Friday evening. The men dominated the meet with a final score of 107-67 while the women also took a commanding win, 86-36.
The Wesleyan women touched first in every event on the evening. Multiple Bobcats took victories including; Alyssa Serrano in the 1,000 free (11:53.56), Theresa Burgess in the 200 free (2:08.75), Kylee Savage in the 50 free (27.18), Kay Lange in the 200 IM (2:24.18), Sarah Noll in the 100 fly (1:05.54) and the 200 medley team of Ashton Cole, Lange, Emily Kroll, and Tess Betler (2:03.86). After dominating the first half of the meet the swimmers in the final events of the evening swam as exhibition.
The men were just as dominate, taking first in all but one event. The senior relay of Dylan Ringer, Jeff McNeill, Kiernan McCarthy, and Scott Heckathorn began the night with a victory in the 200 medley relay (1:47.67). Other winners included; Arthur Assfeld in the 1,000 free (10:45.76), Mikel Mugarza in the 200 free (1:53.72), Dominik Schopper in the 50 free (23.15), Julian Morassi in the 200 IM (2:05.27) and 100 back (58.98), Kiernan McCarthy in the 100 fly (1:00.09), and Dan Williams in the 100 free (51.53). Just as the women, the last few events were exhibition swims by the Wesleyan men.
"Tonight was a fun meet. We always try to use one meet to swim some off events to clear our heads and just have fun. The team's energy was incredible and it continued throughout the entire meet," said Coach Gitzen. "Tomorrow is a big meet for us against conference rival Fairmont State and we started this weekend off with a good win tonight. We want to carry that momentum into tomorrow. The team is excited to also honor our six seniors as they swim their final meet at WVWC."