Air Force With Record-Setting Swim To Open 2014 WAC S&D Championships

    Sophomore George Frank.
    Sophomore George Frank.

    Feb. 26, 2014

    Day One Results Get Acrobat Reader

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Air Force men's swimming & diving sits in third place after opening day action at the 2014 Western Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championship, at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Falcons set a school record in the 200 medley relay to open the evening competition.

    Just four points separate the top three team. Wyoming leads the competition with 104 points, followed by North Dakota with 102 and Air Force with 100.

    The Falcons took fourth in the 200 medley relay. The group of Angus MacDonald, Michael Barnosky, Kevin Mitchell and Ryan Dunne swam a school-record time of 1:27.82. That time surpassed the previous record of 1:28.68 set in 2009.

    Air Force also took fifth in the 800 free relay. The group of George Frank, Paul Leonhardt, Alex Strom and Robert Graves swam a time of 6:34.22 which was under two seconds shy of the school record. Frank's leadoff 200 time of 1:38.48 is the seventh-fastest in school history.

    Air Force was led in the 3-meter springboard diving by sophomore Dominic Vallejo and freshman A.J. Eckebrecht. Vallejo took sixth and Eckebrecht followed in seventh. Senior Alex Pecci was ninth, sophomore Nathaniel Zillweger was 13th, senior Peter Cialkowski 14th and junior Greg Copeland was 16th.

    Competition resumes tomorrow at 10 a.m. with day two of the four-day championships. Thursday will feature three individual swimming events, the 500 free, 200 individual medley and 50 free. In addition, the 1-meter springboard diving and the 200 free relay will conclude action Thursday.

     

     

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