Swim Teams Open Up Day One at ASC Championships

Swim Teams Open Up Day One at ASC Championships

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - West Virginia Wesleyan's swim teams opened action Wednesday night at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships.

The Bobcats tallied points in each event --  the 800-meter free relay and the 1000-meter freestyle.

Ashton Cole produced the biggest individual Lady Bobcat performance of the opening night, swimming to a fourth place finish in the 1000 (11:03.99). 

She was complemented by teammates Theresa Burgess (12th, 11:48.47) and Jordan Miller (15th, 12:09.64).

Wesleyan's 800-meter free relay squad of Kimmy Culver, Marylee Gowdy, Chelsea Jesso and Lea Kryvenchuk (pictured) raced to a fourth place in 6:08.08.

Wesleyan's women are in fourth place after Day One with 52 points. Emmanuel is the early leader with 72 points.

Dan Williams posted the first individual points for the Bobcats, placing 11th in the 1000 (10:36.49).

The 800-free relay squad of Julian Morassi, Logan Knoyer, Williams and Dominik Schopper swam to a seventh place in 7:12.78.

Wesleyan's men sit in seventh place as a team after day one with 30 points. Mars Hill leads with 92 points.

"It was a solid start to the meet," Wesleyan head coach April Gitzen said. "We improved upon our seed times and produced our best times for this year. Tomorrow is a big kickoff to the meet, where pretty much everyone on the team competes. We are really enjoying the new conference, and we look forward to what is to come in the next three days."