Air Force Men's Swimming & Diving Open 2013-14 at Intermountain Shootout

    Junior Ryan Dunne.

    Junior Ryan Dunne.

    Oct. 11, 2013

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    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Air Force men's swimming & diving opened the 2013-14 season with a strong opening day at the Intermountain Shootout, hosted by Colorado Mesa University Friday night at the El Pomar Natatorium.

    Air Force competed against BYU and CMU in day one of the two day meet. Team scores were not kept.

    The Falcons were led by winning swims from junior Ryan Dunne and sophomore Kevin Jackson. Dunne had the top time in the 50 fly (22.67) and was also the top swimmer for the Falcons with a second-place finish in the 50 free and third-place finish in the 200 free. Jackson led a dominant Falcon performance in the 1650 free with a winning time of 16:36.09. Air Force had the top three and six-of-top-eight in the 1650.

    The Falcons opened the meet with a third place finish in the 200 medley relay. The group of Angus MacDonald, Michael Barnosky, Paul Leonhardt and Micah Newmann swam a time of 1:34.26.

    The Falcons followed with four of the top seven swims in the 200 free. After Dunne's third place finish (1:43.19), Robert Graves was fifth (1:44.19) and Jordan Dalhe and Alex Strom tied for seventh with a time of 1:45.89.

    In the 400 medley, Jackson led the way with a sixth place finish (4:21.09). Kevin Fanter followed in the seventh (4:22.10), and Dahle placed eighth (4:22.91).

    In the 100 breast, Barnosky was just edged out for the top spot, taking second with a time of 57.74. Zach Knoche took fifth (1:00.06), followed by Fanter (1:00.47).

    The Falcons had several fast swims in the 50 free, led by Dunne's second place time of 20.81. Devon Davis was fifth (21.73) and MacDonald took sixth (21.76).

    McDonald came right back in the next event, the 100 back, and placed fourth with a top team time of 52.17. Kristopher Tillery was sixth (53.46) and Matt Walls was seventh (53.93).

    In the 50 fly, the Falcons had three of the top five times. Following Dunne's win, Davis placed fourth (23.28) and Leonhardt fifth (23.46).

    The 1650 free was the strongest event for the Falcons. Following Jackson's win, Andrew Facizewski followed in second (16:43.13) and Alex Strom in third (16:52.18). Jack Stronko took fifth (17:02.03), Walls sixth (17:06.29) and Graves eighth (17:28.20).

    Air Force also did well in the 1-meter diving. Although his scored was exhibitioned, sophomore Dominic Vallejo would have had the high score with 317.60 points.

    Day two action resumes Saturday back at the El Pomar Natatorium.

     

     

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