Women’s Swimming & Diving Sweep in Double Dual at Ferrum

Women’s Swimming & Diving Sweep in Double Dual at Ferrum
The Lady Tornado swimming & diving team won eight events in taking a pair of victories from Ferrum College in their double dual on Saturday afternoon.

FERRUM, Va. – The King women's swimming & diving team won eight of 11 events in Saturday's double dual meet with Ferrum College and Sweet Briar College, held at the Swartz Gym Pool. Jade Schroeder and Kelsey Wiese each earned two individual victories as the Lady Tornado improved to 7-7 on the year in dual competition.

Sophomore Jade Schroeder (Titusville, Fla.) and junior Kelsey Wiese (Gallatin, Tenn.) each earned a pair of victories. Wiese was a part of a third victory as part of the winning 200-yard medley relay team as the team's anchor.

The relay team consisting of Sami Norman, Sarah Hennies, Kelsey Copeland, and Wiese trailed going into the last leg of the event. Wiese took off the block and put forth the best 50-yard time of any participant in the event (24.74) to complete the comeback. The team finished first with a 2:01.45 time, just under one second ahead Sweet Briar's relay squad.

Wiese continued her success individually in the day's fourth event, the 50 free. She eclipsed the next nearest competitor by nearly two seconds with her 25.49 event-winning time. The junior came back later in the meet to win the 100 free, registering a 57.00 flat to win the event by four seconds.

Schroeder was part of King's four consecutive wins to begin the meet when she took a victory in the 200 free with a 2:08.46 time. She and teammate Michelle Donihe (Chattanooga, Tenn.) finished one-two in the event after Donihe clocked in at 2:11.93. Schroeder's second win came in the 500 free as part of her second one-two finish with Malorie McBride (Nashville, Tenn.). Schroeder finished 0.26 seconds in front of her teammate (5:47.47).

Also recording wins for the Lady Tornado were Rachel Fuller (North Augusta, S.C.) in the 1,000-yard free (11:59.12) and Sami Norman (Roanoke, Va.) in the 100 back (1:06.29). Norman also took top honors in the 200 IM, finishing the event more than five seconds faster than the second place finisher. She made her last touch at 2:24.08 to win the event, giving King their fifth straight event victory.

King tallied a total of six second place finishes, aiding their pair of dual victories.

King (7-7) defeated both Sweet Briar and Ferrum in their double dual meet to even their overall record on the season. They defeated Sweet Briar by a final score of 63.00-32.00 and Ferrum 71.00-23.00.  Their next competition will be at Mars Hill in a dual format meet on Jan. 19, 2013.


** CORRECTION: Sami Norman's victory in the 200 IM was not listed in the final results and was left out on the initial release.