Tornado Swimmers Compete at Limestone

GAFFNEY, S.C. – King College swimming and diving participated in a tri-match with Limestone College and Mars Hills in Gaffney, S.C. on Saturday afternoon. Both the men's and women's team fell by large margins to the Saints and the Lions in their second competition of the season.

King's best performance came from Wayne Oliver (Bristol, Tenn.) with his second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle race, clocking in a time of 22.66. Oliver's time was less than a second off the pace of the winner Lance Maxwell of Limestone.

Other individual performances to highlight include freshman Sarah Hennies (Scholfield Barracks, Hawaii) who finished third in the women's 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.02). Greg Taylor (Bristol, Tenn.) and Daniel Pope (Red Bank, Tenn.) finished third and fourth respectively. Taylor registered a time of 1:06.99 and Pope finished the race five one-hundredths of a second behind him.

The Tornado women's 400-yard freestyle relay team (Kelsey Copeland, Sarah Hennies, Malorie McBride, Jade Schroeder) placed third with a total time of 1:02.03. On the men's side in the 400-yard freestyle relay the combination of Mason Edmonds, Taylor Horton, Alek Nochowicz and Wayne Oliver put together a third place finish with a time of 3:34.84.

King will host a dual meet against Milligan College on Oct. 4. The meet will be held at the Margaret H. St. John Pool, located at Virginia High School (Bristol, Va.).