HUNTINGTON -- West Virginia Wesleyan's women placed third as a team while the men were sixth in this weekend's Mountain State Games held at the Marshall University Natatorium.
The Lady Bobcats were the top small school in the nine-team event, which was won by the host Marshall squad with 1660 points while West Virginia University was runner-up with 986.
Wesleyan tallied 219 points to edge foes Davis and Elknis (214), WVU-Tech (161), Fairmont State (157), Alderson Broaddus (141), Wheeling Jesuit (141), and Salem International (14).
In Saturday's two sessions, Wesleyan placed five relay teams and grabbed a pair of individual places in some deep fields.
Wesleyan produced a pair of fifth-place relay finishes; the 800 free relay unit of Camilla Brizzi, Chelsea Jesso, Kimmy Culver, and Cole with a time of 8:35.04 and 200 medley relay team of Kylee Savage, Justine Bledsoe, Culver, and Brizzi in a time of 1:57.11. '
The two different 400-free relay teams also scored for the Lady Bobcats.
The first unit consisting of Culver, Flores, Gowdy, and Brizzi placed seventh in a time of 3:52.60 with a second unit consisting of Jesso, Cole, Kryvenchuck and Theresa Burgess placed tenth in 3:59.01.
On the men's side, West Virginia University captured the team title in the eight-team field with 1696 points.
The Bobcats scored 236 points, just getting edged by neighboring Davis & Elkins with 251 points. WVU-Tech was runner-up with 480.
In two separate individual events, three Bobcats were able to crack the top 16.
Dominik Schopper led each trio to the wall.
Schopper placed sixth in the 200-breast (2:17.34) followed by McNeill in ninth (2:26.91) and Kiernan McCarthy in 12th (2:31.77).
Morassi placed 11th in the 200-fly (2:11.15) with Schopper taking a third individual place with a 1:02.35 swim in the 100-breast for an eighth place showing.
There was also a pair of seventh place relay finishes; the 200-medley relay team of Knoyer, Schopper, Williams, and Morassi (1:43.81) and the meet concluding 400-meter free relay team of Schopper, Morassi, Knoyer, and Scott Heckathorn in a time of 3:25.22.
Both teams will return to action this Saturday in the MEC Relays Meet held at Wheeling Jesuit.
The meet will get underway at 1 p.m.