Eight records are set at Conference ChampionshipCHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University men's swimming team ended their 2016-17 season at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships over the weekend in a record setting way. The Tornado broke eight school records in the four days, including scoring a total 270 points. Juan Somoza was the top scorer for King with 49 points and had two silvers in individual events.
King sets three school records at Union (Ky.)BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team had their last tune-up for the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships on Saturday when they traveled to Union College (Ky.). The Tornado set three school records, but Union came away with the 123-120 victory.
Tornado victorious over Milligan CollegeEMORY, Va. – The King University men's swimming team squared off against Milligan College on Friday night. The Tornado swam excellent versus the Buffaloes, winning the meet 105-62.
Tornado drop meet to LionsBRISTOL, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team squared off against Mars Hill University on Friday night. In the first meet in two months, the Tornado fell to the Lions 116-86.
Tornado highlighted by BridgeAthleticBRISTOL, Tenn. – Under head coach Jordan Schrotenboer, the King University swimming teams have been using BridgeAthletic to help with their workouts to improve in the pool this season. The Tornado were recently highlight by BridgeAthletic for the success they have had this season.
13 school records fall at the Brenau InvitationalGAINSVILLE, 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.
Tornado breaks record and Juan Somoza breaks threeSEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team had a record breaking day at the Sewanee Invitational. The Tornado set a school record in the 100 yard freestyle and Juan Somoza set three school records in the individual medley events. Somoza also won the 200 yard backstroke as well.
King splits pair of meets at MilliganMILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming team returned to the pool on Friday split a pair of meets at Milligan College. The Tornado defeated the host Buffaloes 108-67 and fell to St. Andrews University 127-62.
King opens season at Mars HillMARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team opened their season on Sunday at Mars Hill and the Tornado fell 192-60. Tanner Espersen led the way for the Tornado, coming within 0.01 of a school record in the 100 yard individual medley.
Tornado close out season on high note at conference championshipsCHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – To close out the 2015-16 season, the King University men's swimming team showed off their spectacular improvement at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. The Tornado set a total of 10 personal records, including two school record breaking performances from Quenton Lyons. King finished in twelfth place overall.
Four personal records and one school record falls at UnionBARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Returning to the pool for the first time in three weeks, the King University men’s swimming team had a good day in their last tune-up before the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships next weekend. Quenton Lyons set one school record and nearly set another to lead the Tornado as the fell to Union College 206-35.
King falls to Carson-NewmanEmory, Va. – The King University men's swimming team took to the pool for the first time this spring when they faced Carson-Newman University at Emory & Henry College. The Eagles topped the Tornado 164-25.
Personal records fall at Brenau InvitationalGAINESVILLE, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming team closed the fall portion of the schedule on a high note at the Brenau Invitational over the weekend. The Tornado set seven personal records at the two-day event, finishing 12th.
Tornado split with Life and EmmanuelFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming team took to the pool at Emmanuel College on Saturday where they faced Emmanuel and Life University. The Tornado topped Life 67-22, but fell to the host Lions 127-37.
Tornado fall at Mars HillMARS HILL, N.C. – Less than 24 hours after the King University men’s swimming team took their first win of the season, they jumped back into the pool at Mars Hill University on Saturday afternoon. The Lions handed King their first loss of the season by the score of 166-50.
Tornado defeat Milligan for first winMILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team turned in a solid performance in their first of two meets over the next two days. The Tornado came away with their first victory of the season, topping Milligan College 106-60 on Friday afternoon.
Schotenboer looks for Tornado to progress in 2015-16BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team opens the 2015-16 season with a new face guiding the Tornado. Following the retirement of the only head coach in program history John Connor, Jordan Schrotenboer looks to help improve last year’s finishes introducing a new culture to the team.
Schrotenboer selected to lead swimming and diving programsBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Athletic Director David Hicks announced earlier this week the hire of the second head men’s and women’s swimming and diving program’s history. Following 10 years under John Connor, the swimming and diving programs will now be under the guidance of Jordan Schrotenboer, who joins the Tornado staff from Calvin College.
Connor announces retirementBRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, King University head swimming and diving coach John Connor announced his retirement at the end of the year. Connor has been the only coach in the 10 year history of the King swimming and diving programs.
Tornado take 11th at ASC ChampionshipsCHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team swam in their final event of the 2015 season at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. Nicholas Piumelli and the 400 yard medley relay team highlighted the performances for the Tornado swimmers as they finished 11th of 12 teams with 72 points at the event.
Union swims by KingBARBOURVILLE, Ky.. – The King University men’s swimming team traveled to Barbourville, Ky. to compete against Union College. In the tough dual between the Bulldogs and the Tornado, Tyler Brewster was able to post a new personal best in the 100 yard butterfly.
King takes to the pool at Mars HillMARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team traveled to take on Mars Hill University on Saturday. The Tornado were led by Tyler Brewster and Justin Reeves at the event.
Tornado take third at PfeifferMISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team returned to action on Saturday when they faced both Pfeiffer University and Milligan College at Pfeiffer. The Tornado finished third of the three with 19 points while Milligan took second at 33 and Pfeiffer first with 183 points.
King falls to Carson-NewmanKINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Tornado men’s swimming team took the pool for the first time in the new year at the Kingsport YMCA against Carson-Newman University. It did not go as planned for King, as they fell to the Eagles 131-19.
SAAC names Keitt, Stroinski Student-Athletes of the MonthBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of November. Tia Keitt and Bryan Stroinski both earned that distinction after their stellar performances last month.
King swims past Warren WilsonASHVILLE, N.C. – In their fall finale, the King University men’s swimming and diving team was victorious over Warren Wilson College. The Tornado earned their fifth win of the season, 78-75 over Warren Wilson, in what was the Owls’ last meet.
Tornado swims by FerrumABINGDON, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team traveled north to swim against Ferrum College at Emory and Henry University. Swimming fast was the theme of the day for the Tornado as they defeated Ferrum 118-63.
Thorpe, Brewster named SAAC Athletes of the MonthBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of October. Rachel Thorpe and Tyler Brewster both earned that distinction after their stellar performances last month.
King takes fifth at Sewanee InvitationalMONTEAGLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team was in action again over the weekend when the participated in the Sewanee Invitational. The Tornado finished fifth of 10 teams at the event after having numerous top-10 finishes.
Tornado go 2-1 at Emmanuel QuadFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team continued their season with a solid performance at the Emmanuel College Quad Meet on Saturday. The Tornado went 2-1 on the day, defeating Life University 123-0 and Warren Wilson College 101-48, but fell to host Emmanuel 110-81.
Tornado fall at West Virginia TechMONTGOMERY, W.Va. – Swimming in the their second meet in less than 24 hours, the King University men’s swimming and diving team fell at West Virginia University Tech on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bears outscored the Tornado 92-68 to take the meet.
Tornado defeat Milligan on Senior NightBRISTOL, Va. – In their first meet with individual events, the King University men’s swimming and diving team defeated nearby Milligan College 69-60 at Virginia High on Friday night. Tyler McBee led the team, obliterating his personal record time in the 1,000 yard freestyle.
Tornado compete at Patriot RelaysWILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team competed in the second relay meet in as many weeks. The Tornado swam six relays and took second at the three-team Patriot Relays.
Tornado open season at Conference Carolinas MeetMISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team opened the 2014-15 season at the Conference Carolinas Meet, that featured all relay races. The Tornado finished fourth in a field that included Limestone College, Pfeiffer University and Emmanuel College.
High expectations await Tornado for 2014-15BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team hopes to build off their record-setting finish to the 2013-14 season when they open a new year this weekend. The Tornado return nearly everyone from last year’s squad will work to improve their finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships from a season ago.
Tornado set six school records at ASC ChampionshipsCHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team finished tenth at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championship on Friday and Saturday, but the Tornado set six new school records and saw a number of swimmers achieve personal best times. King finished 10th of 12 teams with 128.5 points.