October 8, 2011

Swim Team Competes at Conference Carolinas Carnival

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Five Conference Carolinas institutions met in Misenheimer, N.C. to participate in the Conference Carolinas Carnival swim meet. King College sent both its men's and women's teams to compete, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.

King found most of its success in the short-yardage races with finishes by Greg Taylor (Bristol, Tenn.) in the 50-yard breast stroke, Kelsey Wiese (Gallatin, Tenn.) in the 50-yard back stroke and 50-yard free style, William Edmonds (Johnson City, Tenn.) in the 50-yard free style, Alek Nochowicz (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) and Wayne Oliver (Bristol, Tenn.) in the 100-yard free style.

Oliver, who won two races earlier in the week in the team's meet versus Milligan College, finished seventh in the 100-yard free with a 50.26 time. Taylor finished in the top-five of the men's 50-yard backstroke with a 29.86 time, just two seconds off the leader's pace. Nochowicz's time of 28.53 led the three Tornado swimmers participating in the 50-yard breast stroke and was good for a sixth place finish in the event. Edmonds finished in the top half of the 50-yard free with a 24.17 time.

Wiese finished third in the 50-yard back stroke with a 29.42 time before returning to the deck and placing sixth in the 50 free despite just being a second behind the race winner.

King combined to score 347 points between its men's and women's teams for a fifth place finish in the meet with the men earning 215 and the women 132 of those points. The Tornado teams will have nearly two weeks to rest before their next competition at Berry College on Oct. 22. The Vikings will host the Tornado in Mount Berry, Ga. at the Cage Center for a dual meet.