CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - West Virginia Wesleyan College collected a large amount of places day three of competition at the Appalachian Swim Conference Championships on Friday. The day included a morning and afternoon full of preliminary heats and an evening full of exciting finals.
Wesleyan's women amassed 13 individual places on the day, and one scoring relay, highlighted by Kimmy Culver taking sixth in the 100-fly in 58.74, breaking the school record in the process. She broke the long standing record of Hall of Famer Monica Morin.
Emily Kroll complemented Culver historic swim with a 15th place in the same event (1:03.57).
Two Wesleyan swimmers placed in three other individual events; in the 400-IM it was Theresa Burgess (10th in 5:01.03) and Lea Kryvenchuk (13th in 5:07.29), in the 200-Free Camilla Brizzi (13th in 2:04.43) and Chelsea Jesso (15th in 2:07.16), and in the 100-back Marylee Gowdy (4th in 1:01.90) and Kylee Savage (7th in 1:03.29).
Gowdy's swim was the largest Bobcat point getter on the day from the women's side individually
Relay wise, the Lady Bobcats rolled to an impressive third place in the 200-medley relay. Utilizing the variety of strokes, the unit of Gowdy, Culver, Bledsoe, and Brizzi raced to a third place in 5:01.03.
On the men's side, five individual places were collected, led by a sterling second place swim from Dominik Schopper (pictured) in the 100-breast, where he touched the wall in 58.10. Jeff McNeill (13th in 1:02.22) and Kiernan McCarthy (14th in 1:02.39) also scored in the event. McNeil added a strong seventh place in the 400-IM with a 4:25.41 and Julian Morassi added an 11th place showing in the 100-fly with a 53.35.
Wesleyan's men also delivered a place in the 200-free relay. The squad of Logan Knoyer, Schopper, Morassi, and McCarthy swam to a sixth place in 1:40.08.
The fourth and final day of the competition transpires today at the Christiansburg Aquatics Center.
The final session of Championships begins at 5 p.m.