GAINSVILLE, Ga. – The weekend couldn't have gone any better for the King University men's swimming team as they posted 13 school records at the Brenau Invitational. The Tornado set five relay school records and posted eight individual marks.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The 200 yard medley relay of Juan Somoza, Tanner Espersen, Aleksandar Stosik and Tyler Brewster set a new record with a time of 1:38.47, lowering the previous mark by nearly two seconds.
- The 800 yard freestyle relay team of Trey Doss, Espersen, Somoza and Stosik lowered the record by more than 20 seconds with a time of 7:09.30.
- In the 800 yard freestyle relay, Doss also broke the 200 yard freestyle record, starting the relay with a time of 1:47.84. He lowered the previous mark of 1:49.98 by more than two seconds.
- Doss set a school record in the 500 yard freestyle, posting the first time under five minutes. He finished in 4:58.63, lowering the previous mark by nearly five seconds.
- In the 200 yard in individual medley, Somoza finished in a new school record time of 1:54.86, lowering the record by eight seconds and posting the first time under two minutes in school history.
- In the 200 yard freestyle relay, Stosik, Doss, Zac Stout and Somoza posted a time of 1:27.54, lowering the school record by more than one second.
- The 400 yard individual medley record was broken twice on the day. Espersen set it first with a time of 4:17.76, and in the next heat, Somoza posted a time of 4:10.06 to re-set the mark.
- Somoza set another record in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 53.57 seconds, lowering the record by nearly one second.
- The quartet of Somoza, Espersen, Stosik and Doss set another record in the 400 yard medley relay with a time of 3:37.92, breaking the previous mark my nearly four seconds.
- The 200 yard backstroke record went down twice on the weekend, first by Espersen with a time of 1:56.97. In the following heat, Somoza broke that mark again, finishing in 1:52.91.
- The final record that was set on the day was the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Stosik, Doss, Stout and Espersen. The group finished in 3:17.08, breaking the previous record by nearly two seconds.
- King will be in action again on January 13 when they host Mars Hill University at Virginia High School. The meet is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.