Tornado tune-up for conference championships

Tornado tune-up for conference championships

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – In their final tune-up for the Conference Carolinas Swimming Championships, the King University women's swimming team fell at Union College (Ky.) 84-69 on Saturday afternoon.

FINAL SCORE: Union 84, King 69
LOCATION: Barbourville, Ky.


  • The Tornado 200 yard medley relay team of Jess Vargo, Josie Gunn, Nicola Mead and Lynsey Knox started the meet with a time of 1:59.38.
  • In the 200 yard freestyle, Brooke Williams finished in 2:13.51 while Josie Gunn followed at 2:17.21. Dakota Bastin wasn't far behind at 2:17.86.
  • Madison Wisley finished the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.53 seconds.
  • Macarena Martin Mayor won the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:15.52.
  • In the 100 yard butterfly, Nicola Mead finished first with a time of 58.82 seconds.
  • Vargo finished the 100 yard freestyle in 56.40 seconds while Williams came in at 59.72 seconds.
  • Knox touched the wall in the 100 yard backstroke in 1:06.54 while Bastin finished in 1:10.21.
  • Martin Mayor finished first in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.16.
  • The meet closed with the 200 yard freestyle relay team of Vargo, Mead, Williams and Knox finishing in 1:45.48.


  • "Today was a great tune-up for the conference meet, and we finally hit the times we should be swimming at this point in the season," head coach James Graves said. "Although we had a few swimmers missing and we didn't swim a full lineup, we raced hard and gained some much-needed confidence heading into the conference championships."


  • King returns to the pool on Wednesday at the Conference Carolinas Swimming Championship at the Mecklenburg Municipal Pool in Charlotte, N.C.