Cremer sets school record as King splits with Barton and William Peace

Cremer sets school record as King splits with Barton and William Peace

RALEIGH, N.C. – The King University men's swimming team competed for the second time this season when they traveled to take on Barton College and William Peace University. The Tornado defeated William Peace, but fell to Barton. Cornelius Cremer highlighted the day for King, setting a new 1650 freestyle school record.

FINAL SCORE: King 168, William Peace 43; Barton 191, King 63
LOCATION: Triangle Aquatic Center; Raleigh, N.C.
RECORDS: King 3-1


  • Cremer finished the 1650 yard freestyle in 17:34.19, setting a new program standard.
  • The day started with a 200 yard medley relay team of Maximillian Thomas, Jabari Ramsey, Juan Somoza and Ethan DeRouis finishing in 1:41.58.
  • Somoza then won the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:47.68 while Alex McRae finished in 1:54.47.
  • In the 100 yard backstroke, Thomas finished third with a time of 57.03 seconds.
  • Ramsey finished the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:03.09, taking third. Michael Walker touched the wall in 1:07.93 and Josh Vandergrift finished in 1:09.66.
  • Cremer came in third in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:20.95.
  • In the 50 yard freestyle, DeRouis finished in 23.39 seconds while Vandergrift came in at 25.96 seconds.
  • DeRouis led the Tornado in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 51.12 seconds. He was followed by McRae who came in at 52.89 seconds.
  • Somoza and Thomas finished third and fourth in the 200 yard backstroke with times of 1:59.84 and 2:08.60, respectively.
  • In the 200 yard breaststroke, Ramsey finished in 2:26.23 and was followed by Walker at 2:32.55 and Vandergrift at 2:34.88.
  • Cremer finished runner-up in the 500 yard freestyle, touching the wall in 5:06.26.
  • Ramsey led a group in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 58.20 seconds. DeRouis followed with a time of 59.65 seconds and Walker came in with a time of 1:03.63.
  • Simen Vik won the 400 yard individual medley with a time of 4:13.56. Somoza came in third at 4:21.76 while Thomas finished in 4:44.82.
  • The 400 yard freestyle relay team of Cremer, McRae, Vik and Vandergrift finished in 3:33.19 to finish the meet.


  • "We fought hard today, put up some solid times for this point in our season, and are gaining some valuable racing experience along the way," head coach James Graves said. "We picked up some big wins from our upperclassmen today, as well as a top 25 nationally-ranked 400 individual medley time from freshmen Simen Vik. Congrats to Cory Cremer on a new team record in the 1650 freestyle as well. We look forward to racing Mars Hill next week."


  • King travels to take on Mars Hill University on Friday. The meet is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.