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WVU Hosts West Virginia State Games

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 7, 2021) – The West Virginia University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams officially kick off their 2021-22 campaign with the West Virginia State Games from Oct. 8-9, at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park.
 
Action begins on Friday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. ET, followed by the second session on Saturday, at 11 a.m. This weekend’s meet will be the first of seven home meets this season.

Live results for the West Virginia State Games can be found at WVUsports.com/swim or by downloading the Mobile Meet app.
 
“It’s always great to have many of the state’s programs come together each year and compete as one,” said coach Vic Riggs. “This meet provides an opportunity to celebrate the state of West Virginia and all the great colleges and universities we have.”
 
The annual WV State Games feature swimming and diving programs from across the state of West Virginia. Now in its tenth season, WVU is hosting the meet for the sixth time and first since 2019. The State Games did not take place during the 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This will be the second time the Mountaineers have hosted the State Games at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park. In 2019, the meet served as the first competition at the team’s new home.
 
Six teams will join WVU in Morgantown this weekend, including Alderson Broaddus, Davis & Elkins, Fairmont State, Salem, WVU Tech and West Virginia Wesleyan.
 
The Mountaineer men have won the event in each of its nine seasons. The squad dominated the meet earning victories in all 19 events during the 2019 meet, earning 1,836.5 points on the weekend. Fairmont State finished second with 328.5 points.
 
On the women’s side, the squad has won the meet in eight of its nine seasons. The team tallied a victory in 2019 winning 19 of 20 events, taking the top spot with 1,402 points, while Marshall grabbed second with 1,036 points.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the teams compete this week. They have had a good start to their season with some very good training,” said Riggs. “The staff and I will be interested to see what they have learned and how they implement that into their races and dives. Each meet provides an opportunity, and we’ll see who takes advantage of those opportunities.”

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