WVWC swimming wins the Battle of the Hills

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — West Virginia Wesleyan Men’s and Women’s swimming topped Davis & Elkins College on Saturday afternoon in the Battle of the Hills. The men’s team was victorious 150-112, and the Women’s team won 166 to 96.

On the men’s side, Wesleyan would be victorious in every relay. Arthur Assfeld would pick three wins on the afternoon in the 50, 100, an 200 yard freestyle events. He would also compete on the 200-yard relay for the Bobcats.

The women of Wesleyan would sweep the relays as well. Rylee Jackson would be a part of one of the relay wins, along with winning three events herself. Jackson would pick up victories in the 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, and 200-yard IM. Ashton Cole would pick up two wins in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke events along with being a part of a relay win.

“It was incredible to see the team racing again. After two weeks of intense training I am pleased with the results. Currently they have an abundant amount of lactic built up in preparation for the ultimate goal being the conference championship meet in under 5 weeks. Overall I am pleased with the results today but remain focused on the MEC championship meet.” stated coach April Gitzen.

The swim teams will be back in action next weekend when they travel to Fairmont State.

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