Lady Bobcat swimmers topple Salem in final dual meet outing of the season


SALEM – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat swimmers wrapped up their regular season in strong fashion taking a 168-79 victory from the Salem Tigers Saturday in a dual meet.

The Lady ‘Cats won 11 of the 14 events held.

Amanda Schlor led the way with three wins getting victories in the 50-yard backstroke (30.12), the 100-yard backstroke (1:04.67) and the 200-yard IM (2:23.82).

Two other Lady Bobcat swimmers earned multiple wins – Kay Lange and Hannah Cook.

Lange won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.68) and the 1000-yard freestyle (12:06.78) while Cook won the 50-yard breaststroke (34.91) and the 100-yard freestyle (58.79).

Picking up the three other individual wins were Morgan Choffin in the 200-yard freestyle (2:05.18), Gigi Fusco in the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.92) and Lillie Archer in the 500-yard freestyle (5:47.70).

The foursome of Cook, Ashton Cole, Schlor and Choffin picked up the relay win taking the 400-yard freestyle (4:03.64).

The Lady ‘Cats swam to five runner-up spots.

Earning seconds were Morgan Bennet in the 50-yard butterfly, Lange in the 200-yard IM, Fusco in the 500-yard freestyle, Cole in the 1000-yad freestyle and the 200-yard medley relay unit of Cole, Lange, Fusco and Choffin.

The Lady ‘Cats finished the regular season with a 5-1 record in head-to-head dual meets.

They will now get ready for the MEC/GMAC Championships which begin Wednesday, Feb. 12.

The results:

WVWC 168                                                                    Salem 79

50-yard backstroke – Amanda Schlor (1st) 30.12; Ashton Cole (3rd) 31.17.

50-yard breaststroke – Hannah Cook (1st) 34.91; Ashley Downes (3rd) 42.22.

50-yard butterfly – Morgan Bennet (2nd) 29.22; Gigi Fusco (3rd) 29.68.

50-yard freestyle – Hannah Cook (3rd) 26.69; Morgan Choffin (4th) 27.00; Ashley Downes (5th) 30.58.

100-yard backstroke – Amanda Schlor (1st) 1:04.67; Jordan Miller (4th) 1:19.41.

100-yard breaststroke – Kay Lange (1st) 1:14.68; Alyssa Serrano (3rd) 1:18.55; Kylee Savage (5th) 1:32.51.

100-yard butterfly – Gigi Fusco (1st) 1:03.92; Morgan Bennet (3rd) 1:15.77; Kylee Savage (4th) 1:19.24.

100-yard freestyle – Hannah Cook (1st) 58.79; Lillie Archer (3rd) 1:00.64; Ashley Downes (5th) 1:09.43.

200-yard freestyle – Morgan Choffin (1st) 2:05.18; Lille Archer (3rd) 2:08.21; Morgan Bennet (4th) 2:14.32.

200-yard IM – Amanda Scholar (1st) 2:23.82; Kay Lange (2nd) 2:23.87; Alyssa Serrano (4th) 2:30.72.

500-yard freestyle – Lillie Archer (1st) 5:47.70; Gigi Fusco (2nd) 5:48.14; Jordan Miller (5th) 6:54.45.

1000-yard freestyle – Kay Lange (1st) 12:06.78; Ashton Cole (2nd) 12:30.90; Jordan Miller (3rd) 13:45.71.

200-yard medley relay – Ashton Cole, Kay Lange, Gig Fusco, Morgan Choffin (2nd) 2:00.24; Kylee Savage, Ashley Downes, Alyssa Serrano, Jordan Miller (3rd) 2:18.49.

400-yard freestyle relay – Hannah Cook, Ashton Cole, Amanda Scholar, Alyssa Serrano (1st) 4:03.64; Lillie Archer, Kylee Savage, Morgan Bennet, Alyssa Serrano (2nd) 4:22.74.

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