Brizzi Breaks School Record in the 50-Free at ASC Championships

Brizzi Breaks School Record in the 50-Free at ASC Championships

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - West Virginia Wesleyan's swim teams posted some solid efforts in day two of the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. 

Camilla Brizzi (pictured) posted the top performance of the day, swimming to a second place spot in the 50-free in 24.15 and breaking a school record in the process.

She was complemented by teammates Alyssa Morris in ninth (25.01), and Marylee Gowdy in 11th (25.28). 

Wesleyan also snagged a pair of places in the 500-free; Kimmy Culver placed ninth in 5:18.04 and Ashton Cole 13th in 5:28.16. 

Lea Kryvenchuk placed 15th in the 200-IM (2:19.32).

Wesleyan's 200-free relay earned a solid third place finish.  The unit of Brizzi, Justine Bledsoe, Gowdy, and Morris posted a strong 1:39.03 time.

The women are currently in third place among 11 teams as they have compiled 157 points.

Brenau University is first with 266 points while Emmanual College is second with 232 points.

Dominik Schopper delivered the top men's performance on day two, racing to a fourth place in the 200-IM in 1:56.89.

Scott Heckathorn placed 15th in the same event in 2:07.09. Julian Morassi added a strong 10th place swim in the 500-free in 4:48.60. 

The men are in ninth place with 72 points.

"Tonight was a fantastic night of swimming with some fast times across the board," remarked head coach April Gitzen. "The highlight of the night was Camilla Brizzi taking second place in the 50 free and breaking the school record. This team truly came out to race tonight and it was incredible. It was a big night of swimming and we look to carry to momentum into tomorrow morning."

Action begins at 9 a.m. Friday for day three of the Championships.