Record setting end to season nets King 11 school records

Record setting end to season nets King 11 school records

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University women's swimming team ended their 2016-17 season at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships in a four day event in grand fashion.  The Tornado set 11 school records in Christiansburg and scored a total of 317 points. Macarena Martin Mayor was the top scorer for King with 41 points. King won bronze twice in relays in which Nicola Mead was in each of these races and she added a silver and a bronze finish in individual races.

THE BASICS
FINISHED: 6th
LOCATION: Christiansburg Aquatic Center; Christiansburg, Va.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • King's 317 total points was 124 points more than last season which was 193 points.
  • Between the men's and women's team, 54 personal records were set.
  • In the 800 freestlye relay the team of Mead, Jess Vargo, Mayor, and Nicole Maldonado landed a bronze with a time of 8:07.13, breaking the previous school record of 8:19.05 set last season.
  • Jess Vargo in the 200 yard Individual Medley event, swam a time of 2:12.14 in the prelims and in the finals finished with a time of 2:11.82, placing fourth, breaking the previous school record of 2:15.69 set by Olivia Langford a season ago.
  • The King relay team of Samantha Vargo, Mayor, Mead, and Maldonado finished with a bronze in the 400 yard medley with a time of 4:02.40, breaking the previous school record of 4:10.08 set last year.
  • Jess Vargo in the 100 yard breaststroke swam a time of 1:10.09 seconds in the prelims and in the finals swam a time of 1:10.35, placing 7th breaking the previous school record of 1:10.45 set by Macarena on February 4th.
  • In the 100 yard butterfly event, Mead finished the prelims with a time of 57.98 seconds and she swam the finals in a time of 57.54, grabbing silver, breaking her own school record of 58.21.
  • Macarena in the 400 Individual Medley, finished in a time of 4:43.42, placing third for a bronze, and breaking the previous school record of 4:45.36.
  • The relay team of Samantha Vargo, Jess Vargo, Mead, and Maldonado swam the 200 medley event in a time of 1:52.78, placing sixth, breaking the previous school record of 1:53.20 set in early February.
  • In the 200 breaststroke event, Mayor landed a bronze, swimming a time of 2:29.13, breaking the previous school record of 2:28.55.
  • Mead in the 200 yard butterfly, swam the prelims in a time of 2:09.88 and the finals with a time of 2:09.81, getting a bronze, breaking her own previous school record of 2:13.71.
  • In the 100 yard freestyle event, Maldonado finished in fourth place, swimming a time of 53.14, breaking her own previous school record of 53.18.
  • The Tornado competed in the 400 freestyle relay with the group of Samantha Vargo, Jess Vargo, Mead, and Maldonado, swimming a time of 3:44.24, placing sixth, breaking the previous school record of 3:44.35.