Air Force Men's Swimming Wins Intermountain Shootout

    Junior Angus MacDonald.

    Junior Angus MacDonald.

    Oct. 6, 2012

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    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Air Force men's swimming & diving won the Intermountain Shootout at the El Pomar Natatorium on the Colorado Mesa University campus Saturday. The Falcons scored 107 points to defeat Colorado Mesa, which scored 102.

    For the second day in a row, the Falcons won every event. The Falcons won both relay events and nine individual, led by junior Angus MacDonald's wins in the 100 and 200 back and freshman Michael Barnosky's wins in the 50 and 200 breast. The Falcon freshmen continued to shine, combining to win five individual events. In addition, the Falcons used all-freshmen lineups to win both the 200 and 800 free relays.

    Air Force opened the day by winning the 200 free relay. The group of George Frank, Kevin Mitchell, Robert Graves and Matthew Walls combined to swim a time of 1:28.08.

    Freshman Sean Ledford then won the 200 fly with a time of 1:56.96. MacDonald then won the 100 back (52.42) and later the 200 back (2:01.34).

    Graves then won the 500 free with a time of 4:45.50. Freshman Michael Barnosky won the 50 breast with a time of 26.60 and later the 200 breast with a time of 2:13.17. Mitchell won the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.68 and sophomore Ryan Dunne won the 100 fly with a time of 51.44.

    The Falcons capped-off the meet by winning the 800 free relay. The group of Graves, Kevin Jackson, Mitchell and Frank combined to swim a time of 7:09.56.

    Freshman Dominic Vallejo also placed second for the Falcons in the 3-meter springboard diving, with 271.95 points.

    Air Force returns to action next Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Denver Relays.

     

     

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