Swimmers Post Strong Day One

Swimmers Post Strong Day One

Coach April Gitzen and her Bobcat swim teams are competing this weekend at the Corbiere-Merion Invitational. After day one Wesleyan's women hold the lead in the 17 events with 341.5 points and hold a slight lead over Ohio Wesleyan (324). Wesleyan's men are in second place with 330 points, just 13 points behind Ohio Wesleyan who sits at 343.

Several individual victories and runner-up finishes were recorded by Bobcat swimmers in the session. They also registered a pair of runner-up relay finishes. Kay Lange led the way for the women taking victories in the 500-freestyle (5:16.35) and the 200-freestyle (1:58.22). Wesleyan's 200-medley relay unit of Sarah Knoll, Alyssa Serrano, Alayna Thompson, and Camilla Brizzi produced a runner up finish, touching the wall in 1:54.44. Wesleyan also produced a runner up finish in the 400-free relay; the unit of Brizzi, Serrano, Lang, and Anna Puigvert, closing the race with a time of 3:43.92.

Freshman Arthur Assfeld led the men, swimming to victory in the 100-fly in 49.62. Runner up finishes were produced on the men's side by Julian Morassi in the 500-free (4:44.32) and Dominik Schopper in the 100-breast (59.72). Wesleyan's men also produced a pair of runner-up finishes in the relays. The 200-medley squad of Assfeld, Schopper, Michael McAlpine, and Logan Knoyer recorded a mark of 1:36.25. Gitzen's 400-free relay squad closed the session taking second behind a team of Morassi, Knoyer, Schopper, and Assfeld in 3:12.45.

Day two of the meet will be contested on Sunday in Delaware, Ohio.