Tornado wins, records broken as King gets victories at Berry

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - A total of four school records were broken by King College swimmers Saturday at Berry (Ga.) College as the Tornado picked up a win and King won the combined event.

Alek Nochowicz (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) broke the 1,000-yard freestyle record at King thanks to his swim of 10 minutes and 46.94 seconds. A week earlier he had the school record at 10:57.77. Nochowicz also added the 500 freestyle program record with a time of 5:18.47.

Wayne Oliver (Bristol, Tenn.) brought the Tornado 200 freestyle record down to 1:51.43. Blake Rutherford (Picayune, Miss.) was two seconds faster than the King 200 butterfly record which is now at 2:14.24 after Saturday's event.

On the women's side, King got victories from Kelsey Wiese (Gallatin, Tenn.) three times in the 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 200 backstroke. Michelle Donihe (Chattanooga, Tenn.) won the 1,000 freestyle and Emily Vaughan (Johnson City, Tenn.) added a 200 freestyle victory.

King and Berry swam a total of 32 events between the men and women's squads with King winning 17, 11 by the Tornado and six by the Lady Tornado. Included were wins by the Tornado 400 medley relay team and the Lady Tornado 400 freestyle groups.

The combined event scoring went to King barely. The Tornado and Lady Tornado combined for 238 points while Berry accumulated 226. The Tornado was a 125-91 winner while Berry won the women's event 135-113 over King.

Next for the Tornado and Lady Tornado squads will be the Sewanee Invitational Friday and Saturday.