Oct. 7, 2017
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Air Force men's and women's swimming & diving teams finished up the first meet of the season on Saturday at the Intermountain Shootout, as the Falcon men came out 2-0 and the women finished 1-2.
The men defeated the host Colorado Mesa 305-85 and also beat BYU 228-165 while the women earned a win over CMU 274-5-118.5, but fell to Colorado State (220-173) and BYU (216-177).
On the women's side, the Falcons opened day two with a win in the 200 free relay thanks to the team of Jinan Andrews, Elise Hart, Winifred Chen and Lydia Knutson. Later in the meet, Hart took first in the 100 fly, while teammate Jess Wierzbicki took fourth in the event. In the final swimming event of the day, the Falcons got a second place finish in the 400 free relay with the team of Andrews, Chen, Jessica Chen and Knutson. Eve Fowler led the divers with a second place finish in the 1-meter.
On the men's side, the Falcons held on to their day one lead on both teams throughout day two, also starting the day with a first place finish in the 200 free relay with the team of Michael Hannigan, Cameron McAnany, Lars Knutson and Steffen Mount. Freshman Peter Lochmaier earned a first place finish in the 200 fly while 2017 WAC Newcomer of the Year earned first place in the 500 free. Garrett Glaudini and Collin Green finished first and second in the 500 free as well, respectively. Air Force dominated the 100 free, as Mount took first, Hannigan second and Knutson third in the event. Mount also won the 100 fly later in the meet while Zach Nelson took first in the 200 breast. The Falcons swept the relays on day two, as the team of McAnany, Knutson, Brockman and Hannigan won the 400 free.
The men will take next weekend off, while the women will welcome in New Mexico and Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. in Cadet Natatorium, where admission is free.