Women's Swimming & Diving News Archives
March 5, 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.
February 14, 2015
Langford leads King to 10th at ASC Championships
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – In their final event of the season, the King University women’s swimming team traveled north to take part in the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. Olivia Langford was the highlight in the pool for the Tornado posting a new school record in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:17.77. The Tornado finished 10th in the 13 team field with 134 points.
February 7, 2015
King falls to Union College and Columbia College
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s swim team dove into the pool against Union College and Columbia College looking to get two wins to finish their regular season. Koai Martin and Nicole Maldonado both posted personal bests, highlighting the day for the Tornado.
January 31, 2015
Maldonado, Langford set personal records at Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. – Nicole Maldonado led the King University women’s swimming and diving team as they faced Mars Hill University and Emory & Henry College. Maldonado won the 50 yard freestyle and took second in the 100 yard butterfly.
January 24, 2015
Maldonado wins 50 free, King takes third at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’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 41 points while Milligan took second at 51 and Pfeiffer first with 163 points.
January 16, 2015
King drops meets to Carson-Newman and Emory & Henry
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team jumped back in the pool on Friday night when they faced regional rivals Carson-Newman University and Emory & Henry College. The Tornado dropped a 163-30 decision to Emory & Henry and fell to Carson-Newman by the score of 155.5-29.5.
November 21, 2014
Tornado end fall with big win over Warren Wilson
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming team took the pool for the final team in the fall when they traveled to Warren Wilson College. Highlighted with many first place finishes, the Tornado defeated the Owls 108-66.
November 14, 2014
King defeats Ferrum, falls to Emory and Henry
ABINGDON, Va. – The King University women’s swimming team looked to continue their winning ways when they traveled to Emory and Henry University to swim against the Wasps and Ferrum College. King went 1-1 defeating Ferrum 118-64 and falling to Emory and Henry 146-51.
November 1, 2014
Maldonado leads King at Sewanee Invitational
MONTEAGLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team turned in a solid performance over the weekend at the Sewanee Invitational. King took fifth of 13 teams at the event and were led by Nicole Maldonado who won two events.
October 25, 2014
King swims by competition at Emmanuel quad meet
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s swimming team traveled south to Emmanuel College to take part in a quad meet. King left the pool with three wins against Emmanuel, Warren Wilson College and Life University.
October 18, 2014
King swims by West Virginia Tech
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – The King university women’s swimming team swam for the second time in as many days on Saturday looking to defeat West Virginia University Tech. The Tornado swam by the Golden Bears defeating them 88-70.
October 17, 2014
King defeats Milligan, Hennies posts personal record
BRISTOL, Va. – The King University women’s soccer team took the pool on Friday night looking to get win over nearby Milligan College. The Tornado defeated the Buffaloes 102-89 behind Sarah Hennies posting a new personal record.
October 4, 2014
King takes to the pool at the Patriot Relays
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – On Saturday, the King University women’s swimming and diving team took to the pool for the second consecutive week at a relay meet. The Tornado finished third of three teams at the Patriot Relays.
September 27, 2014
King takes fourth in season-opening Conference Carolinas Meet
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’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.
September 25, 2014
King ready to kickoff 2014-15 season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team returns nearly everyone from a young and successful 2013-14 season. The Tornado are looking to build off the experience they gained a season ago to improve their finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships.
March 17, 2014
Women's swimming and diving named Scholar All American team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team has been recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for its excellent work in the classroom during the 2013-2014 academic year.
February 15, 2014
School records fall at ASC Championships
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – After the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships finally got underway on Friday, the King University women’s swimming and diving team turned in top time after top time. Melissa Smith won the 1 meter diving competition with a school record while the Tornado set five other school records along with a plethora of personal bests. The Tornado finished sixth of 13 teams at the event with 267 points.
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.
February 9, 2014
Wiese breaks own school record in 50 free
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team took a split with Union College and Bethel University on Sunday, but Kelsey Wiese set a school record in the process. King defeated Bethel 105-24, and fell to Union 129-55 as Wiese broke her own school record in the 50 yard freestyle.
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.
November 22, 2013
King downs Warren Wilson College 124-76
BRISTOL, Va. – Using a school record diving performance from senior Melissa Smith and a dominant performance from the Tornado swimmers, the King University women’s swimming and diving team defeated Appalachian Swimming Conference foe Warren Wilson College 124-76 at Virginia High School on Friday night.
November 20, 2013
Maldonado named conference Swimmer of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University freshman Nicole Maldonado has been named the Appalachian Swimming Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week after her best personal performance of the season in a dual meet against Emory & Henry College on Friday night.
November 15, 2013
Tornado set one school, two personal records against E&H
ABINGDON, Va. – The King University women’s swimming & diving team stayed close to home to take on Emory & Henry College at the Coomes Center in Abingdon on Friday evening. The Tornado fell 149-95, but Olivia Langford and Nicole Maldonado both set personal bests while the 400 yard freestyle relay team set a new school record.
November 8, 2013
King defeats Pfeiffer and Milligan
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team came away with a pair of victories Friday night, defeating Pfeiffer University 77-44 and Milligan College 81-39 in a meet hosted by Milligan.
November 2, 2013
Women's swimming and diving finishes fourth at Sewanee Invitational
SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team finished fourth of eight teams at the Sewanee Invitational on Friday and Saturday, scoring 408 points and defeating Mars Hill College for the first time in school history.
October 26, 2013
Maldonado sets school record as Tornado defeat Emmanuel
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s swimming & diving team took a road win, 112-69 over Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon. Nicole Maldonado set a new school record in the 200 yard freestyle, and the Tornado set four personal records in all.
October 24, 2013
Tornado top Milligan 100-93
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming & diving team took on local rival Milligan College on Wednesday evening and they came away with their third victory of the season. The Tornado took a 100-93 decision from the home standing Buffaloes.
October 18, 2013
King nearly sets a pair of records at Conference Carolinas meet
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s swimming & diving team competed at the Conference Carolinas meet, and nearly set a pair of school records on Friday afternoon. The Tornado finished fourth at the meet with a total of 17 points.
September 28, 2013
Tornado go 2-1 at season opening meet
GAINSVILLE, Ga. – The King University women’s swimming & diving team opened their season with a pair of wins at Brenau University. The Tornado topped Thomas College 55-29 and Milligan College 48-46, but fell to hosts Brenau 73-21 to open the 2013-14 season.
September 26, 2013
Tornado aim for record setting 2013-14 season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With most of its top performers returning from a season ago, the women’s swimming and diving team looks to improve upon its sixth-place finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference finals last year.
February 16, 2013
Wiese Makes Tornado History at Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships
Kelsey Wiese won the 100-yard backstroke to become the first women’s conference champion in swimming for King University.
February 14, 2013
Day One of Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships Complete
Two relay teams and four individual members of the King swimming & diving team were in action in the first day of the ASC Championships.
January 19, 2013
Mars Hill Sweeps Tornado in Dual Meet
Rachel Fuller and Kelsey Wiese earned individual victories despite King Swimming and Diving falling twice at Mars Hill College.
December 8, 2012
Women’s Swimming & Diving Sweep in Double Dual at Ferrum
The Lady Tornado swimming & diving team won eight events in taking a pair of victories from Ferrum College in their double dual on Saturday.
December 1, 2012
King Swimming & Diving Sweeps Warren Wilson
The women took 12 event victories on the day, while the men won eight individual events at the meet against the Owls.
November 16, 2012
Wasps Edge Lady Tornado, 96-83
King Women’s Swimming & Diving narrowly fell to the Emory & Henry Wasps at the E&H Aquatics Center on Friday evening.
November 10, 2012
Swimming & Diving Take Victories Over Milligan
Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving defeated the Milligan Buffaloes at Saturday’s double dual, hosted by the University of the Cumberlands.
November 3, 2012
Swimming & Diving Place Fifth at Sewanee Invitational
Kelsey Wiese and Samantha Norman led the way with a combined three event victories as both the men’s and women’s team placed fifth overall.
October 26, 2012
Wiese Continues to Swim Strong, Tornado Fall at Pfeiffer
In King’s double dual with Pfeiffer and Milligan, Kelsey Wiese continued to surpass King records despite both team’s faltering in competition.
October 20, 2012
King Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams Defeat Milligan but Fall to Mars Hill
The Lady Tornado had six event victories on the day, and Kelsey Wiese was a part of three of those wins.
October 19, 2012
King Swimming & Diving Opens Weekend at Conference Invite
The King men’s and women’s swimming & diving team participated in Friday afternoon’s Conference Carolinas invitational, hosted by Converse College.
October 13, 2012
Swimming & Diving has Strong Showing at Berry Dual Meet
King Swimming & Diving swept LaGrange College on both sides of the deck while the Tornado women’s earned a victory over host Berry College.
October 6, 2012
King Swimming & Diving Downed by Limestone in Dual
Rachel Fuller won the women’s 200-yard butterfly, highlighting the Tornado’s performance in a dual match with the Limestone Saints on Saturday.
September 29, 2012
King Swimming & Diving Opens Season at Lindsey Wilson
The women's team achieved seven individual victories, two relay team wins, and broke a school event record in a 127-112 loss to Lindsey Wilson on Saturday.
September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.
August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.
July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
February 18, 2012
Tornado Set New School Highs at ASC Championships
Kelsey Wiese helped break two school records while multiple swimmers on both sides placed at this weekend's Appalachian Swim Conference Championships
February 3, 2012
Berry, Milligan and King Compete in Tri-Meet
King Swimming and Diving went to Steve Lacy Fieldhouse at Milligan College in a tri-meet against the Buffaloes and Vikings of Berry College.
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
December 10, 2011
Swim Teams Earn First Wins on Senior Day
Wayne Oliver and Kelsey Copeland each won multiple events as both the men and women's teams won their first meets of the season versus Warren Wilson.
November 12, 2011
Tornado Compete in Double Dual at Tennessee High
King College Swimming and Diving went a combined 1-3 in a double dual meet with Milligan College and the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday.
November 5, 2011
Tornado Swimming Competes at Sewanee Invitational
King Swimming competed in the 11th Annual Sewanee Invitational on Saturday and saw both the men's and women's teams finish sixth of 11 teams.
October 27, 2011
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October 22, 2011
King Swimming Downed by Berry in Dual Meet
In the Tornado's latest swim meet with the Berry Vikings, King witnessed multiple school records be broken despite each team losing its dual meet.
October 8, 2011
Swim Team Competes at Conference Carolinas Carnival
King College Swimming and Diving took to the blocks at the Conference Carolinas Carnival, held in Misenheimer, N.C. on Oct. 8
October 4, 2011
Tornado Swimming Knocked Off By Milligan
Despite some successes scattered throughout their meet with Milligan College, both the men and women fell to the Buffalo on Tuesday night
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
September 17, 2011
Swim Team Get Off the Blocks Early in Record Setting Day
King College sported three individual event winners, including one broken school record, and one team top finish at Mars Hill on Saturday.
February 20, 2011
New records for King Swimming at ASC Championship
ATHENS, Ohio - The King College men's and women's swim teams finished seventh and eighth, respectively at the 2011 Appalachian Swimming Conference Championship held over the weekend at Ohio University.
February 16, 2011
King Swimmers among fastest in ASC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College owns 15 Top-10 marks within the Appalachian Swimming Conference Top Times list, the organization announced before the conference championship this weekend.
February 13, 2011
Oliver wins twice for King Swimming
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - King College closed out the swimming regular season Saturday with a win over Bethel (Tenn.) University, but a loss at Union (Ky.) College with a Tornado swimmer winning twice.
January 26, 2011
Winter weather changes King and Milligan swim meet
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College and Milligan College swim meet scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled due to the threat of winter weather coming towards the area.
January 22, 2011
Three event wins for King Swimmers
BRISTOL, Va. - The King College men's and women's swim teams dove back into action with three event wins in Saturday's home dual meet with Mars Hill (N.C.) College.
December 13, 2010
King dives into ASC Top-Times list
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College maintained a total of 18 Top-10 times within the newest Appalachian Swimming Conference Top Times list, the organization announced.
November 20, 2010
Multiple wins for King swimmers at WWC
SWANNANOA, N.C. - The King College swim team ended the fall portion of the schedule Saturday with the men and women winning at Warren Wilson (N.C.) College.
November 13, 2010
Lower record for Tornado swimmer
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – A school record fell for the King College men’s swimming program Saturday at a tri-meet hosted by the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.).
November 9, 2010
Tornado and Lady Tornado swim up ASC Top Times Lists
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College added two individual Top-10 times on the men's side in this week's Appalachian Swimming Conference Top Times list while a Lady Tornado owns five fast marks, the organization announced.
November 6, 2010
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.
November 2, 2010
New Top Times in ASC for King Swimmers
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College added six times to this week's Appalachian Swimming Conference Top-Times list, the organization announced.
October 30, 2010
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.
October 26, 2010
King adds relay squads to ASC Top-Times list
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College posted a total of 20 Top-10 times in the Appalachian Swimming Conference Top-Times list, released by the organization.
October 23, 2010
Records broken by King Swimmers at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. - King College saw three school records fall Saturday in a tri-meet at Pfeiffer (N.C.) University. In addition the Tornado and Lady Tornado combined for a victory over a local foe.
October 19, 2010
King Swimming still among fastest in ASC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College remained on this week's Appalachian Swimming Conference Top-Times list with a total of 17 individual Top-10 times with four relays among the fastest in the conference.
October 12, 2010
King swims to front of ASC Women's Swimming Top Times list
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's swimming team owns 21 individual Top-10 times in the first edition of the Appalachian Swimming Conference report, released by the organization.
October 9, 2010
Records fall in season opener for King Swimming
MARS HILL, N.C. - King College opened the 2010-11 swimming season Saturday with a pair of school records from a freshman duo at the meet hosted by Mars Hill (N.C.) College.
October 5, 2010
Season opener on Saturday for King Swimming
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's and women's swim teams start the 2010-11 season Saturday as the squad travels to Mars Hill (N.C.) College.
August 20, 2010
King Swimming schedule announced for 2010-11
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head swimming coach John Connor has finalized the 2010-11 schedule for the Tornado and Lady Tornado swimming squads which includes a total of 13 events during the season.
August 10, 2010
King adds Florida swimmer to roster
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head swimming coach John Connor has signed Shirley Langford as a part of the 2010 signing class.
February 5, 2010
Lady Tornado swims past Emory & Henry
BRISTOL, Va. - The King College women's swim team was a 55-49 winner over Emory & Henry (Va.) College Saturday.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!