King adds relay squads to ASC Top-Times list

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College posted a total of 20 Top-10 times in the Appalachian Swimming Conference Top-Times list, released by the organization.

New this week for King were four relay times. The Lady Tornado was fourth in both the 400-yard freestyle and 400 medley relay events. The Tornado also added the same two relays to the list, the 400 freestyle squad was third while the 400 medley relay posted the 5th fastest time.

On the women's side, seven individual Top-10 times were posted by four Lady Tornado swimmers. Kelsey Wiese (Gallatin, Tenn.) had three of the times with Emily Vaughan (Johnson City, Tenn.) swimming to two. Michelle Donihe (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Marcy Hullander (Bristol, Tenn.) had a time apiece.

Wiese's best mark came in the 50 backstroke where she ranked third in the conference. She was sixth and seventh in the 100 free and 50 free, respectively.

Vaughan was ninth in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events.

The Tornado swam to five individual times, three by Wayne Oliver (Bristol, Tenn.). He has the third fastest 50 freestyle time and the 5th best in the 100 free. Oliver also added the eighth best 100 fly time.

Blake Rutherford (Picayune, Miss.) and Alek Nochowicz (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) each ranked ninth, Rutherford in the 200 fly and Nochowicz in the 1000 freestyle.

This is the third edition of the ASC Top-Times with the next coming out on Tuesday.

The last time King swam was Saturday at Pfeiffer (N.C.) University. The Tornado and Lady Tornado combined to beat Milligan (Tenn.) College, but King lost to Pfeiffer.

King will dive back into action Saturday at Berry (Ga.) College with a 1 p.m. meet.

Women's Top-10

Place - Event (Time)

Kelsey Wiese (Gallatin, Tenn.)

3rd - 50 Back (29.59)

6th - 100 Free (56.08)

7th - 50 Free (25.76)

Emily Vaughan (Johnson City, Tenn.)

9th - 100 Back (1:04.37)

9th - 200 Back (2:23.22)

Michelle Donihe (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

5th - 1,000 Free (11:47.06)

Marcy Hullander (Bristol, Tenn.)

8th - 100 Fly (1:05.24)


Event, Place (Time) - Swimmers

200 Free

4th (1:49.09) - Wiese, Vaughan, Donihe & Kelsey Copeland (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.)

400 Free

4th (4:03.63) - Donihe, Vaughan, Copeland & Danielle Alfano (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

400 Medley

4th (4:22.10) - Wiese, Grace Bier (Johnson City, Tenn.), Hullander & Copeland

200 Medley

9th (2:02.74) - Wiese, Langford, Vaughan & Hullander

Men's Top-10

Place - Event (Time)

Wayne Oliver (Bristol, Tenn.)

3rd - 50 Free (22.13)

5th - 100 Free (49.08)

8th - 100 Fly (55.84)

Blake Rutherford (Picayune, Miss.)

9th - 200 Fly (2:16.21)

Alek Nochowicz (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.)

9th - 1,000 Free (10:57.77)


Event, Place (Time) - Swimmers

200 Free

3rd (1:35.03) - Mason Edmonds (Johnson City, Tenn.), Nochowicz, Oliver & Cameron Buckley (Springfield, Va.)

400 Free

4th (3:28.33) - Oliver, Nochowicz, Taylor Horton (Conyers, Ga.) & Rutherford

400 Medley

5th (3:56.88) - Horton, Greg Taylor (Bristol, Tenn.), Rutherford & Edmonds

200 Medley

6th (1:45.05) - Horton, Edmonds, Rutherford & Oliver