King Swimming Downed by Berry in Dual Meet

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Berry Vikings defeated the King Tornado men's and women's swim teams on Saturday. Despite the loss, multiple school records fell in the dual meet.

In the 200-yard medley relay, the King women's team set a new school mark with a 1:58.90 time from the foursome of Kelsey Copeland (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.), Sarah Hennies (Scholfield Barracks, Hawaii), Jade Schroeder (Titusville, Tenn.) and Kelsey Wiese (Gallatin, Tenn.). Wiese set her own individual school record in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing the event in 25.60.

The men's squad fell to the Vikings by a 104-74 count with first place finishes coming from Alek Nochowicz (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.), Christian Leach (Titusville, Fla.), and Daniel Pope (Red Bank, Tenn.). Nochowicz finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:02.20), Pope in the 100-yard breast stroke (1:04.35) and Leach in the 200-yard individual medley (2:14.48). The tandem of Wayne Oliver (Bristol, Tenn.), Greg Taylor (Bristol, Tenn.), Pope and Taylor Horton (Conyers, Ga.) teamed up for a win in the men's 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:45.02.

The women's team lost to Berry by a final score of 109-69 and featured four different event winners. Jade Schroeder took the top spot in the 200-yard freestyle by six seconds (2:06.79).  Kelsey Copeland won the 100-yard backstroke (1:08.35) while Malorie McBride (Nashville, Tenn.) was victorious in the 500-yard freestyle (5:35.55). The 100-yard breast stroke was won by Sarah Hennies with a time of 1:16.05.

The Tornado swim teams will next compete in the Sewanee Invitational held in Monteagle, Tenn. on Nov. 4-5.