BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – In their final tune-up before the conference championships, the King University men's swimming team had a good swim at Union College (Ky.) on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado dropped the meet 154-77, but were led by Juan Somoza and Aleksandar Stosik who combined for five first place finishes.
FINAL SCORE: Union 154, King 77
LOCATION: Barbourville, Ky.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Tornado had a pair of swimmers in the 200 yard freestyle that was won by Juan Somoza with a time of 1:45.61. Wayne Bilancione finished with a personal best time of 2:00.61.
- Cade Martin won the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 53.49 seconds.
- Ethan DeRouis came in with a 100 yard breaststroke time of 1:05.38, better his previous low time of 1:05.52.
- Stosik won the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 21.69 seconds while Bilancione finished in 24.44 seconds.
- Stosik came in with another victory, taking first in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 47.88 seconds.
- Martin finished third in the race with a time of 49.18 while Tyler Brewster and DeRouis finished with times of 50.55 and 51.01 seconds, respectively.
- Somoza was the first to touch the wall with a 200 yard backstroke time of 1:58.34.
- In the 500 yard freestyle, DeRouis touched the wall in 6:04.74.
- Stosik finished the 100 yard butterfly in a time of 53.91 seconds to take second while Brewster finished third at 54.78 seconds, taking third.
- Bilancione finished the 100 yard butterfly in 1:03.15.
- Somoza came up with another win in the 200 yard individual medley, touching the wall in 1:59.78.
- The quartet of Martin, Brewster, DeRouis and Bilancione finished the 200 year freestyle relay in 1:31.85 to close the meet.
QUOTE FROM THE COACH
"We raced well today and are starting to look sharp at the right time with conference around the corner," head coach James Graves said. "We had some lifetime best swims today and numerous double winners, and I am really excited and proud of this group of athletes. The seniors have really shown great leadership, and we are going to enjoy this last part of the season."
- King will be in action again on February 15-17 at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships in Charlotte, N.C.