Swim Teams Off to a Good Start at West Virginia State Games

Swim Teams Off to a Good Start at West Virginia State Games

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia Wesleyan swim teams scored in several events in day one of the West Virginia State Games.

The event, held at the WVU Natatorium, is a two-day affair with competing teams from across the states in all divisions.

Wesleyan placed in both genders in both the 200-free relay and the 400-medley relay.

The women placed sixth in each relay, Camilla Brizzi, Kay Lange, Lea Kryvenchuk, and Anna Puigvert-Juan swam a 1:44.30 in the 200-free relay, while the unit of Kylee Savage, Lange, Kryvenchuk, and Brizzi posted a 4:24.25 mark in the 400-medley relay.

Coach April Gitzen's men placed fourth in each relay; the unit of Arthur Assfeld, Dominik Schopper, Hunter Lowe, and Logan Knoyer placed fourth in the 200-free relay in 11:29.68, while the 400-medley tandem of Michael McAlpine, Schopper, Assfeld, and Knoyer also placed fourth with a 3:39.40. 

Individually, Assfeld had the highest day one finish, placing fourth in the 50-free in a blistering 21.69. Knoyer was ninth in 22.23. Julian Morassi was 11th in 500-free in 4:58.93, with Schopper placing 12th in the 200-IM in 2:03.61

Racing continues today in what will be a full day two of events in Morgantown.