Tornado Swimming Knocked Off By Milligan
Wayne Oliver (Bristol, Tenn.) was one of five individuals who won an event for the Tornado. Oliver won two races, the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.54) and the 100-yard fly (58:05) on the day. He was the only individual for King to win multiple events on the day. Alek Nochowicz (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) took first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:28.23.
Kelsey Copeland (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.), Jade Schroeder (Titusville, Tenn.) and Malorie McBride (Nashville, Tenn.) all won events for the Lady Tornado. Copeland opened the meet with a full-second win in the 50-yard freestyle event (26.17) with Schroeder and McBride each pulling out victories in the third and fourth races of the meet. Schroeder finished the 200-yard freestyle with a winning time of 2:09.89 while McBride earned a win in the 500-yard freestyle with a 5:59.55 finish time, ending the final leg of the race faster than each of the previous seven. Shirley Langford (Cape Coral, Fla.) helped King sweep the 500 free with a second place finish and a 6:06.25 result.
Both the men and women went 1-1 in their two relay races on the day. The men earned a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:33.94), picking up two seconds in their last two legs of the race to solidify the victory. The women's team won their 200-yard freestyle relay by six seconds (1:50.52) distancing themselves with more than a five-second differential in the last leg of the race.
Tornado swimming will next participate in the Conference Carolina Carnival, held in Misenheimer, N.C. on Saturday, Oct. 8 by Limestone College.