MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University women's swimming team turned in a solid performance at Mars Hill University where they took on the host Lions and Warren Wilson College. The Tornado defeated Warren Wilson 159-28, but fell to Mars Hill 158-76.
FINAL SCORE: King 159, Warren Wilson 28; Mars Hill 158, King 76
LOCATION: Mars Hill, N.C.
RECORD: King 4-2
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The group of Jess Vargo, Macarena Martin Mayor, Nicola Mead and Madison Wisley started the meet with a 400 yard medley relay time of 4:12.95, narrowly finishing runner-up.
- Vargo came in with a 200 yard freestyle time of 2:09.98.
- Martin Mayor came in with a second place finish in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:05.11.
- Josie Gunn and Alexia Autrey finished the 100 yard breaststroke in times of 1:23.61 and 1:23.62, respectively.
- Mead won the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:17.93.
- In the 50 yard freestyle, Wisley finished second with a time of 25.81 seconds while Brooke Williams came in third at 26.48 seconds.
- Wisley again finished runner-up in the 100 yard freestyle, touching the wall in 56.31 seconds. Williams came in with a time of 1:00.83.
- Vargo finished second in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:24.30.
- In the 200 yard breaststroke, Martin Mayor finished runner-up, coming in with a time of 2:35.72.
- Gunn and Williams came in with 500 yard freestyle times of 6:12.85 and 6:19.48 respectively.
- Mead won the 100 yard butterfly, touching the wall in 1:02.06.
- Martin Mayor finished runner-up in the 100 yard individual medley with a time of 2:21.36 while Vargo came in with a time of 2:26.87.'
- The Tornado closed the meet with a runner-up finished in the 400 yard freestyle relay as Wisley, Williams, Mead and Gunn finished in 3:59.72.
"Today we fought hard and put up some good times against a tough out-of-conference opponent," head coach James Graves said. "We are maturing as a team, and I saw a lot of support for each other which is going to be essential as we approach our last two weeks before our mid-season meet in Charlotte. I'm proud of who this team is becoming, and we are right where we need to be at this point in the season. Congrats to Simen Vik on a team record in the 500 free, as well as three-time individual winner Juan Somoza, two-time winner Nicola Mead, and Jabari Ramsey who is starting to hit his form."
- King will be in action again on November 16-18 at the Fall Frenzy Invitational in Charlotte, N.C.