Men's Swimming & Diving News Archives

  • 13 school records fall at the Brenau Invitational
    November 19, 2016
    13 school records fall at the Brenau Invitational 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.
  • Somoza sets another school record, Tornado fall 166-39 to Carson-Newman
    November 04, 2016
    Somoza sets another school record, Tornado fall 166-39 to Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. – The King University men's swimming team returned to the pool on Friday at Carson-Newman University. Juan Somoza set a school record in the 200 individual medley but the Tornado fell to the Eagle’s 166-39.
  • Tornado breaks record and Juan Somoza breaks three
    October 29, 2016
    Tornado breaks record and Juan Somoza breaks three SEWANEE, 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 Milligan
    October 14, 2016
    King splits pair of meets at Milligan MILLIGAN 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 Hill
    September 25, 2016
    King opens season at Mars Hill MARS 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 championships
    February 13, 2016
    Tornado close out season on high note at conference championships CHRISTIANSBURG, 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 Union
    February 06, 2016
    Four personal records and one school record falls at Union BARBOURVILLE, 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-Newman
    January 16, 2016
    King falls to Carson-Newman Emory, 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 Invitational
    November 21, 2015
    Personal records fall at Brenau Invitational GAINESVILLE, 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 close fall with sixth place finish at Sewanee Invite
    October 31, 2015
    Tornado close fall with sixth place finish at Sewanee Invite SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team completed their fall season at the Sewanee Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Tornado came through with a sixth place finish of seven teams at the event.
  • Tornado split with Life and Emmanuel
    October 24, 2015
    Tornado split with Life and Emmanuel FRANKLIN 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 Hill
    October 17, 2015
    Tornado fall at Mars Hill MARS 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 win
    October 16, 2015
    Tornado defeat Milligan for first win MILLIGAN 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.
  • King finishes 3rd in season opening Conference Carolina's Relay Meet
    October 03, 2015
    King finishes 3rd in season opening Conference Carolina's Relay Meet FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga.– The King University men’s swimming and diving team opened up their season at the Conference Carolina's Relay Meet at Emmanuel College. The Tornado ranked third out of three in the meet competing against Limestone College and Emmanuel College.
  • Schotenboer looks for Tornado to progress in 2015-16
    September 30, 2015
    Schotenboer looks for Tornado to progress in 2015-16 BRISTOL, 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 programs
    June 08, 2015
    Schrotenboer selected to lead swimming and diving programs BRISTOL, 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 retirement
    March 05, 2015
    Connor announces retirement BRISTOL, 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 Championships
    February 14, 2015
    Tornado take 11th at ASC Championships CHRISTIANSBURG, 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 King
    February 07, 2015
    Union swims by King BARBOURVILLE, 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 Hill
    January 31, 2015
    King takes to the pool at Mars Hill MARS 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 Pfeiffer
    January 24, 2015
    Tornado take third at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, 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-Newman
    January 16, 2015
    King falls to Carson-Newman KINGSPORT, 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 Month
    December 05, 2014
    SAAC names Keitt, Stroinski Student-Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, 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 Wilson
    November 21, 2014
    King swims past Warren Wilson ASHVILLE, 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 Ferrum
    November 14, 2014
    Tornado swims by Ferrum ABINGDON, 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 Month
    November 06, 2014
    Thorpe, Brewster named SAAC Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, 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 Invitational
    November 01, 2014
    King takes fifth at Sewanee Invitational MONTEAGLE, 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 Quad
    October 25, 2014
    Tornado go 2-1 at Emmanuel Quad FRANKLIN 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 Tech
    October 18, 2014
    Tornado fall at West Virginia Tech MONTGOMERY, 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 Night
    October 17, 2014
    Tornado defeat Milligan on Senior Night BRISTOL, 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 Relays
    October 04, 2014
    Tornado compete at Patriot Relays WILLIAMSBURG, 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 Meet
    September 27, 2014
    Tornado open season at Conference Carolinas Meet MISENHEIMER, 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 2014-15
    September 25, 2014
    High expectations await Tornado for 2014-15 BRISTOL, 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 Championships
    February 15, 2014
    Tornado set six school records at ASC Championships CHRISTIANSBURG, 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.
  • Start of swimming & diving championships pushed back
    February 13, 2014
    Start of swimming & diving championships pushed back CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – With all the snow that has fallen, the start Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships have been postponed. The championships were supposed to start on Thursday, but the teams will kickoff competition this afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tornado split with Union and Bethel
    February 09, 2014
    Tornado split with Union and Bethel BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – In their first meet of the semester, the King University men’s swimming and diving team set three personal records on Sunday when they faced Union College and Bethel University. The Tornado fell to Union 148-48, but topped Bethel 118-34.
  • Saturday games postponed
    January 25, 2014
    Saturday games postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow falling in northeast Tennessee and western North Carolina, today’s home men’s volleyball match against Pfeiffer University has been postponed. Men’s and women’s basketball at Lees-McRae College has also been postponed as well as men’s and women’s swimming and diving at Mars Hill University.
  • Tornado top Warren Wilson 114-65
    November 22, 2013
    Tornado top Warren Wilson 114-65 BRISTOL, Va. – The King University men’s swimming & diving team honored their seniors at their final home meet of the season on Friday night. The Taylor Horton and Alek Nochowicz were honored as King defeated Warren Wilson College 114-65.
  • Tornado fall to Pfeiffer and Milligan
    November 08, 2013
    Tornado fall to Pfeiffer and Milligan MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team was defeated twice on Friday night, losing to Pfeiffer University 95-23 and falling to hosts Milligan College 71-50.
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