CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women's swimming team set five school records over the three day 2019 Sheraton Le Meridien Fall Frenzy Invitational. King finished 10th at the meet.
KING RESULTS: 10th of 16
LOCATION: Mecklenburg Municipal Pool; Charlotte, N.C.
HOW IT HAPPENED – SUNDAY
- On the final day, King set four school records, three coming from Ashley Woods.
- Woods touched the wall in 2:12.33 in the 200 yard backstroke for her first school record of the day.
- She followed that with records in the 1000 yard freestyle and 1650 yard freestyle timed finals.
- Woods finished the 1000 freestyle in 11:00.20 and the 1650 freestyle in 18:12.61
- The 400 yard freestyle quartet of Woods, Brooke Williams, Jayne Wolbert and Madi Matthews finished in a school record time of 3:42.42.
- Nicola Mead and Steph Dansie both qualified for the finals in the 200 yard butterfly, finishing with times of 2:13.72 and 2:17.45, respectively.
- Williams set a personal record with a 100 yard freestyle time of 56.37 seconds in the prelims.
- Three personal records fell in the 200 yard breast stroke, led by a time of 2:43.08 from Gwen Haag.
- Mallory Davis touched the wall in 2:54.43 and Alessa Locke came in with a time of 3:00.20.
"We had a great last day with a lot of best times and team records," said head coach James Graves. "This was the fastest meet that we have ever competed, and it was great to race against some top-level competition. Thanks to our parents for coming down and supporting us, and to our seniors who continue to show great leadership. We are looking forward to some time off during Thanksgiving before we start our next phase of competition leading up to the conference championships in February. Go Tornado!"
HOW IT HAPPENED – SATURDAY
- The Tornado reached the finals in three events, including the 200 yard medley relay and the 800 yard freestyle relay.
- The 200 medley relay finished with a time of 2:04.37 while the 800 freestyle relay touched the wall in 8:07.75.
- Macarena Martin Mayor qualified for the finals in the 400 yard individual medley, finishing with a time of 4:51.11.
- King posted five personal records, started by a 100 yard butterfly time of 1:19.80 from Locke.
- A pair of personal bests fell in the 200 yard freestyle, Michelle Morlock posted a time of 2:08.85 and Wolbert touched the wall in 2:05.21.
- In the 100 yard backstroke, Williams came in with a personal record time of 1:05.93.
- Also in the 100 yard backstroke, Lexie Autrey posted a personal best time of 1:09.82.
"Our times are getting faster the more that we race this weekend," said head coach Graves. "Today we had some fantastic efforts across the board and were able to break some strong school records as well as put up quite a few lifetime best swims. We are having a great time being together as a team, and are looking forward to one last day of racing!"
HOW IT HAPPENED - FRIDAY
- Woods qualified for the finals in the 500 yard freestyle with a school record time of 5:16.25. She broke the previous record by more than five seconds.
- In the finals, she finished 30th with a time of 5:16.66.
- The Tornado had a pair of personal records fall in the 50 yard freestyle.
- Locke touched the wall in 29.57 seconds and Williams came in with a time of 25.21 seconds.
"I thought we raced hard today and had a good time being together in Charlotte," head coach James Graves said. "A little bit of a mixed bag in terms of overall performance, but some lifetime best swims and two school records is a good first day. I am looking forward to seeing some more great races on Saturday."
- King is in action again on January 18 at Tennessee High School when they take on University of the Cumberlands at 2:00 p.m.