KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Day One is the books of the 2017 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, and Asbury University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology lead the way.

The three-day event is being held at the Kingsport Aquatic Center in the HMG Competition Pool in Kingsport, Tenn.

In the women's competition, Asbury leads the way with 177 points with WVU Tech in second at 156. Union College (139) is third with Columbia College (129), St. Andrews University (94.5), Milligan College (92.5) and Point University (59) rounding out the field.

Capturing the women's individual championships were:

  • St. Andrews in the 200 Medley Relay (1:50.59)
  • Laura Kaufmann of Union in the 500 Freestyle (5:13.90)
  • Claire Goodrum of Asbury in the 200 IM (2:10.39)
  • Tarryn Holmes of St. Andrews in the 50 Freestyle (24.32)
  • WVU Tech in the 800 Freestyle Relay (7:56.86)


WVU Tech leads the men's competition with 182 total points with Asbury sitting in second at 166 points. St. Andrews (162) is thrid with Union (143), Milligan (96) and Point (77) completing the field.

Winning the men's individual championships on opening night were:

  • Timothy Pitts of Union in the 1 Meter Diving (205.35 points)
  • St. Andrews in the 200 Medley Relay (1:34.19)
  • Manuel Laguna Gomez of WVU Tech in the 500 Freestyle (4:41.07)
  • Keith Jessee of Asbury in the 200 IM (1:54.94)
  • Juan Patino of St. Andrews in the 50 Freestyle (20.93)
  • WVU Tech in the 800 Freestyle Relay (7:03.38)


For a complete look at the day's results, click here.

For a complete look at the schedule and other information, visit the tournament page.

The action resumes Friday at 9 a.m. with more prelim races.