Air Force Swimming & Diving Completes Day Three at MWC Championships
Feb. 25, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Another Air Force women's swimming record fell as well as 12 all-time Top 10 finishes highlighted day three action at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Swimming & Diving Championships at the OCCC Aquatic Center. The Falcon men's team sits in sixth place with 258.5 points and the women's team is in ninth with 100 points.
The Falcon women's team had five swims that cracked the schools' all-time Top 10 marks, including a new school record in the 100 yard backstroke.
Freshman Erin Bleyl broke the Academy's 12-year old record in the 100 back, clocking a record time of 57.05, surpassing the previous mark of 57.36 set by Beth Haynes in 1999.
Air Force's top finisher was sophomore Haley Holcombe, who finished fifth in the 100 butterfly. Her time of 55.31 was the second-fastest in school history and .09 off the record. Freshman Gabby Aranda continued to swim well for the Falcons, swimming a time of 56.23 in the 100 fly, which is fifth all-time.
A pair of freshman also cracked the AFA record book in the 200 free as Hannah Cesare swam a time of 1:52.83 which is fifth all-time at AFA and Alivia Berg clocked in at 1:53.74, which is 10th at the Academy.
The Falcons had seven swims that cracked the school's Top 10 on the men's side.
Paul Leonhardt placed eighth in the 100 butterfly finals with a time of 49.13 which is sixth all-time at AFA. Matt Millikin took first in the consolation finals and ninth overall with a time of 49.18, which is seventh all-time at the Academy.
Corydon Butler continued to swim well, placing sixth in the 200 free with a time of 1:38.85, which is fifth all-time at the Academy.
In the 100 breast, Cody Deacon won the consolation finals with a prelim time of 55.37, which is the fourth-fastest time at AFA.
In the 100 back, three Falcons cracked the school's top ten list. Matt Millikin led the way by placing seventh in the finals with a prelim time of 49.45 which is fourth at AFA. Angus MacDonald placed 13th overall with a prelim time of 50.16, which is sixth and Paul Young followed in 16th with a prelim time of 50.48, which is ninth.
Final day action of MWC Championships resumes tomorrow. Live stats will be available through the MWC website at www.theMWC.com.