Swim Teams Beat A-B In Dual Home Meet

Swim Teams Beat A-B In Dual Home Meet

BUCKHANNON -- West Virginia Wesleyan's swim teams cruised to a Homecoming sweep over local rival Alderson Broaddus on Saturday morning.

The Bobcat men defeated the Battlers 169-26, while the Wesleyan women rolled to a 156.5-45.5 victory.

Coach April Gitzen's squads have pieced together a pair of strong early season meets.

Alderson-Broaddus is coached by former Wesleyan head coach Chris Chance.

Wesleyan's women won all nine individual races; eight of which were claimed by four different swimmers who won two events.

Multi-event winners were Camilla Brizzi in the 50-free (25.18) and 100-free (57.31), Samantha Segrest in the 1000-free (11:22.71) and 100-fly (1:05.59), Kay Lange in the 200-free (2:04.89) and 100-breast (1:13.18), and Alyssa Serrano in the 200-IM (2:21.77) and the 500-free (5:40.86).

Also touching the wall first for the Lady Bobcats was Kylee Savage in 100-back (65.05).

Wesleyan's men won eight of the nine individual races.

Freshmen Arthur Assfeld and Michael McAlpine each won a pair of races; Assfeld the 200-free (1:47.38) and the 100-fly (50.48), McAlpine the 1000-free (10:47.33) and the 100-back (57.24).

Single races were won by Hunter Lowe in the 50-free (22.74), Mikel Pascual-Mugarza in the 200-IM (2:26.31), Julian Morassi in the 100-free (49.65), and Logan Knoyer in the 500-free (5:20.09). 

Wesleyan won all four relays that were contested in the event.

The women won the 200-medley relay with the unit of Segrest, Serrano, Ashton Cole, and Anna Puigvert-Juan (2:02.98), and the 200-free relay with a squad of Brizzi, Savage, Lange, and Lea Kryvenchuk (1:45.97). 

Gitzen's men won the 200-medley with the combination of Luke Feldhake, Jeff McNeill, Nathan Swalley, and Lowe (1:46.11). The 200-free relay swam to victory with the unit of McAlpine, Assfeld, Kiernan McCarthy, and Dominik Schopper (1:31.12). 

"All around, today was a solid meet with many swimming alumni there to watch," Gitzen said. "We had some strong individual performances across the board. We have been working extremely hard in practices and it is nice to see the details of our training coming together this early in the season."

Wesleyan returns to action next Friday night, hosting conference foe Urbana at 6 p.m.


(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)