Falcon Men in Third Place at Adamson Invitational

    Junior Ryan Dunne.
    Junior Ryan Dunne.

    Nov. 21, 2013

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    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Air Force men's swimming & diving sits in third place after day one action at the Art Adamson Invitational, hosted by Texas A&M University Thursday at the Texas A&M Student Recreation Natatorium.

    The Falcons, with 236 points, trail Texas A&M (366.5) and LSU (247.5) in the six-team invite.

    The Falcons posted six swims that cracked the AFA Top 10 list, led by junior Ryan Dunne and sophomore Kevin Jackson.

    Dunne placed third in the 50 yard free. His finals time of 20.22 was the third-fastest in school history and the fastest 50 free by a Falcon since 2001.

    Jackson led a strong team performance in the 500 free, placing second. His finals time of 4:26.48 was the fifth-fastest at AFA. Jackson was one of three Falcons that reached the 500 free finals and had school top 10 marks. Freshman Andrew Facizewski's finals time of 4:28.22 was good for a fourth place finish and the seventh-fastest mark at AFA. Sophomore Robert Graves followed in sixth with a finals time of 4:29.21, which is 10th at the Academy.

    Air Force also had a pair of top 10 times in the 200 medley. Senior Paul Leonhardt notched a fifth-place finish with a finals time of 1:49.67, ranking sixth at AFA. Sophomore Michael Barnosky finished in 10th place with a finals time of 1:49.71, for the eighth fastest mark at the Academy.

    In the 1-meter diving, sophomore Nathaniel Zillweger led the way, placing ninth with 287.60 points in the finals. The Falcon women's diving team also competed in the 3-meter diving. Junior Lainie Long led the way with an eighth place finish with 252.05 points.

    In the relay events, the Falcons opened the night session by taking third in the 200 medley relay with a season-best time of 1:21.19. The Falcons closed out the evening by winning the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:14.12.

    Day two of the three-day meet resumes tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 22.

     

     

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