KINGSPORT, Tenn. - West Virginia University Institute of Technology locked up the 2017 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Men's Swimming Championship on Saturday, edging out second-place Asbury University by only 24 points.

The meet was held at the Kingsport Aquatic Center in the HMG Competition Pool in Kingsport, Tenn.

WVU Tech maintained first place throughout three-day event, but Asbury was continually hot on its tail. WVU Tech won with 633 total points, while Asbury compiled 609 total points. St. Andrews University took third place with 556 points, and Union College (461), Point University (303) and Milligan College (295) rounded out the field.

Juan Patino of St. Andrews took top individual honors as the Swimmer of the Year, while David Dent of WVU Tech is the Coach of the Year.

Five more individual champions were crowned on Saturday. The winners were:

  • Clay Bisher, Asbury, in the 200 Backstroke (1:51.21);
  • Juan Patino, St. Andrews, in the 100 Freestyle (45.86);
  • Paulo Ignacio Jr., WVU Tech, in the 200 Breaststroke (2:05.25);
  • Keith Jessee, Asbury, in the 200 Butterfly (1:55.08);
  • St. Andrews in the 400 Freestyle Relay (3:10.03).


A full list of the entire All-AAC honorees will be released on Monday.

For complete meet results, click here.