Swim Teams Down Salem International in Dual Meet

Swim Teams Down Salem International in Dual Meet

BUCKHANNON -- West Virginia Wesleyan's swim team rolled to a convincing dual meet victory over Salem International Friday night at the Wesleyan Natatorium.

The Bobcats of Coach April Gitzen delivered a 315-131 combined team win; the tally was 163-55 on the women's side, and 152-76 on the men's side.

"Tonight was a fantastic meet," remarked Gitzen. "The energy from the team was through the roof. We swam strong tonight, as most swimmers were in events they do not typically swim. Everyone is showing huge improvements in their technique as we have worked in our training."

Wesleyan's women won nine open races and one relay.

Victories were posted Nina Flores (1000 free), Ashton Cole (100-back, 50-back), Tess Betler (500-free), Lea Kryvenchuk (100-free, 50-back), Kimmy Culver (50-free, 100-breast) and Camilla Brizzi (100-fly).

The 200-medley relay team was Theresa Burgess, Betler, Emily Kroll and Kylee Savage.

Wesleyan's men won 11 open races and one relay.

Individual events were won by Logan Knoyer (50-fly, 50-back, 50-free), Dan Williams (500-free), Dominik Schopper (100-free), Corey Johnston (100-breast), Jeff McNeill (100-fly), Julian Morassi (100-back, 200-free), Kiernan McCarthy (1000-free, 50-breast).

The 200-medley relay team consisted of Schopper, Johnston, Morassi and Scott Heckathorn.

Wesleyan will return to the pool Saturday against Wheeling Jesuit at 1 p.m.