BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's swimming team posted a pair of wins on Senior Night, defeating Mars Hill University 133-67 and Lees-McRae College 132-68. Ashley Woods led the Tornado, setting the 1000 yard freestyle school record.
FINAL SCORE: King 133, Mars Hill 67; King 132, Lees-McRae 58
LOCATION: Tennessee High School; Bristol, Tenn.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Woods turned in the highlight of the meet, setting the school record with a 1000 yard freestyle time of 10:58.06. Woods won the event by six seconds.
- The 200 yard medley relay team of Samantha Davis, Macarena Martin Mayor, Nicola Mead and Madi Matthews finished first with a time of 1:57.66.
- Mead finished third in the 200 yard freestyle with a time 2:07.64 while Jayne Wolbert came in fourth at 2:13.41.
- Alexia Autrey came in next at 2:14.80.
- King had the top three finishers in the 50 yard freestyle, led by Matthews' first place time of 24.92 seconds.
- Brooke Williams came in second at 26.20 seconds and Michelle Morlock finished third at 26.85 seconds.
- Steph Danise won the 400 yard individual medley with a time of 4:58.71 while Martin Mayor came in second at 5:02.99.
- Mead won the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.29.
- Matthews came in with another first place finish, touching the wall in the 100 yard freestyle in 55:37 seconds.
- Davis won the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.48 while Dansie finished fourth at 1:04.74.
- Woods took her second win of the night, touching the wall in the 500 yard freestyle first with a time of 5:23.53.
- Gwen Haag finished runner-up in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:14.26 while Martin Mayor came in third at 1:15.88.
- In the 200 yard freestyle relay, the quartet of Williams, Morlock, Davis and Woods finished second with a time of 1:45.64.
"We competed well today and put together some solid swims," head coach James Graves said. "Our ladies continue to come together for competitions and support each other, and it showed today with a dominant performance. It was bittersweet seeing Macarena, Nicola and Dakota race on senior night as they have been such a huge part of the success on this team. Special thanks to all of our supporters for coming out to the meet and making it a fun environment and a memorable night."
- King returns to the poll on February 1 at Union College (Ky.). The dual in Barbourville, Ky., is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.