Falcons drop close one at Wyoming
Oct. 28, 2017

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force men’s swimming and diving team dropped a close meet against Wyoming, 165-135, Saturday, Oct. 28,in Laramie, Wyo.

The Falcons won the opening event of the meet as the 200 medley relay team of Cole McAnany, Derek Brecht, Steffen Mount and Michael Hannigan won with a time of 1:30.88.

The Falcons took second and third place in the 1000 free as Garrett Glaudini was second (9:45.82) and Collin Green was third (9:50.05). Sophomore Ben Brockman was second in the 200 free (1:41.70). In the 100 back, McAnany was second (50.63) while Joey Gebhart was third (51.10). In the 50 free, Mount won with a time of 20.72.

Air Force swept the 3-meter diving as Nick Piontek won (294.75), Cole Armagost was second (231.23) and Jack Zocher was third (212.40). The Falcons took the top two spots in 1-meter diving as Piontek won (285.83) and Armagost was second (277.73).

Ben Settle was second in the 200 back (28.54). Green was second in the 500 free (4:43.67). Mount won the 100 fly (49.71) and Kyle Bundesmann was second in the 200 IM (1:54.40).

In the final race of the day, the Falcons won the 400 free relay as the team of Hannigan, McAnany, Knutson and Mount posted a time of 3:01.84.

“The divers were brilliant, dominating both boards and keeping us in the meet,” head coach Rob Clayton said. “We won just four events in the meet. Steffen Mount was part of all four wins. He had a very nice  day, winning the 50 free, 100 fly and being a part of both relays. Wyoming was just too much for us today, winning all the close races. When we needed something to happen, they had an answer. We need to get a lot better. We see probably the best teams in the conference the next two weeks with Wyoming and Grand Canyon. We need to be better if we are going to beat Grand Canyon next week.”

Air Force travels to Phoenix, Ariz., for a pair of dual meets against conference rival Grand Canyon, Nov. 3-4.




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