Men, Women Swim Teams Defeat Malone in Dual Home Meet

Men, Women Swim Teams Defeat Malone in Dual Home Meet

BUCKHANNON -- Coach April Gitzen's West Virginia Wesleyan swim teams captured their second consecutive conference win in as many days Saturday afternoon, sweeping the Malone Pioneer teams in a home dual meet.

Wesleyan's women won by a score of 123-82, while the men won in convincing fashion as well, 143-62. 

The women won five open races and both relays while the men won eight individual events and two relays.

Five different Lady Bobcats won open races; Samantha Segrest in the 1000-free (11:20.24), Alyssa Serrano in the 200-IM (2:20.21), Emily Kroll in the 100-fly (1:06.31), Sarah Noll in the 100-back (1:03.78), and Kay Lange in the 500-free (5:31.83). 

Wesleyan's women won both relays.

The 200-medley relay team of Noll, Serrano, Alayna Thompson, and Lea Kryvenchuk recorded a time of 1:59.14, with the 400-free relay team of Lange, Segrest, Anna Puigvert-Juan, and Camilla Brizzi winning with a time of 3:46.00.

Three Bobcat swimmers won two events; Julian Morassi won the 1000-free (10:21.83) and the 500-free (4:58.43), Arthur Assfeld the 200-free (1:45.98) and the 100-fly (50.96), and Dominik Schopper the 200-IM (2:01.76) and the 100-breast (1:01.11).

Winning single events were Logan Knoyer in the 50-free (22.72) and Michael McAlpine in the 100-back (55.95).

Wesleyan's men won both relays.

The 200-medley team of McAlpine, Kiernan McCarthy, Nathan Swalley, and Hunter Lowe posted a 1:42.44, while the 400-free relay team of Morassi, Schopper, Knoyer and Assfeld raced to a 3:17.36 victory.

"It was a spectacular meet from start to finish," Gitzen said. "The energy, teamwork, and sportsmanship from our team was on full display today. From the first event to the last, our team was loud and raced with their hearts. Our training is really paying off and we look to continue working on things as we move through the season."

Wesleyan is back in action on Nov. 4, hosting Washington and Jefferson at 1 p.m.


(Photo courtesy of Brian Bergstrom/The Record Delta)