New records for King Swimmers at Sewanee

SEWANEE, Tenn. - King College lowered six program records over the weekend at the Sewanee Invitational hosted by the University of the South.

Freshman Kelsey Wiese (Gallatin, Tenn.) won the 50-yard backstroke and 50 freestyle and broke both team records. Her time in the back sprint was 29.08 and broke the King record by half a second. Wiese posted a time of 25.71 in the freestyle race. She also won the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle races. Weise was not done changing the King record book thanks to her time of 28.46 in the 50 butterfly.

Alek Nochowicz (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) went the distance in the 1,650 freestyle in school-record fashion after finishing in 18 minutes and 23.64 seconds. He also lowered the 500 freestyle record down to 5:18.25. Nochowicz has broken three school record in freestyle distance events early in his first season at King.

Wayne Oliver (Bristol, Tenn.) had wins in both the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly. He was second in the 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle.

The Lady Tornado 200 freestyle squad broke the program record with a swim of 1:44.85. Marcy Hullander (Bristol, Tenn.), Kelsey Copeland (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.), Emily Vaughan (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Wiese made up the quartet in the race.

Vaughan had a second-place swim in the 100 backstroke with a third in the 50 backstroke and fourth in the 100 freestyle. Hullander added a third-place finish in the 100 buterfly. Copeland was fifth in the 200 backstroke.

Michelle Donihe (Chattanooga, Tenn.) posted the fourth fastest time in the 200 backstroke.

King also got a victory in the women's 100 freestyle relay while the Tornado was third in the 200 freestyle relay event.

Malorie McBride (Brentwood, Tenn.) was fourth in the 200 butterfly while Taylor Horton (Conyers, Ga.) added a fifth-place swim in the 200 backstroke.

The Lady Tornado finished third in the team standings with 447 points. The University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) won the event with 917.5 points while host the University of the South collected 845 for second. On the men's side King was fifth after scoring 335 points. Cumberlands had the most with 1,035. University of the South, Milligan (Tenn.) College and South Georgia College were second to fourth. King was just 20.5 points behind South Georgia.

King will swim at Cumberlands Saturday in a meet starting at 2 p.m. Milligan will also be a part of the event.