Air Force Men's Swimming & Diving Finishes Sixth at MPSF Championships

    Freshman Max Evans-Nolan.

    Freshman Max Evans-Nolan.

    Feb. 19, 2012

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    LOS ANGELES - The Air Force men's swimming & diving team wrapped up action at the 2012 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday at Los Angeles College. The Falcons finished in sixth place with 265 points after several strong swims.

    Air Force had five top-five finishes on the final day of action.

    The Falcons' strongest event on the day was the 1650 free, where four AFA swimmers placed in the top 12. Freshman Max Evans-Nolan placed fifth with a time of 15:39.24. Senior Corydon Butler followed in sixth place with a time of 15:40.58. His 1000 split of 9:21.76 was the sixth-fastest 1000 time in Academy history.

    Junior Mark Hansen was also a top 10 finisher in the 200 breast, winning the consolation finals and finishing ninth overall with a time of 1:50.01. Sophomore Alex Pecci was AFA's other top 10 finisher, placing sixth in the platform diving with 278.50 points in the prelims.

    Air Force's top swimmer in the 200 back was sophomore Angus MacDonald, who swam a season-best time of 1:48.79 and placed 11th. Freshman Ryan Dunne was Air Force's top swimmer in the 100 free with a season-best time of 45.44 and placed 13th.

    Senior Cody Deacon led AFA in the 200 breast, placing 16th with a time of 2:03.04. The Falcons closed out the meet with a seventh place finish in the 400 free relay. Tim Martinelli, Butler, Cole Smith and Dunne swam a season-best time of 3:01.22.

    BYU swept the meet by winning both the men's and women's overall competition.

     

     

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