Nov. 23, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Air Force men's swimming & diving took third place at the Art Adamson Invitational, hosted by Texas A&M University Saturday at the Texas A&M Student Recreation Natatorium. Highlighting the action for the Falcons was a record-setting performance in the 400 free relay.
The Falcons scored 827 points. Texas A&M won the invite with 1114.5 points and LSU was second with 851.5 points.
The Falcons swam a time of 2:58.11 in the 400 free relay, breaking the previous record of 2:58.63, set in 2009. The group of Ryan Dunne, George Frank, Angus MacDonald and Micah Newmann set the record.
Dunne and sophomore Michael Barnosky earned NCAA `B' Cuts in the 100 yard free and 200 breast. Barnosky won the 200 breast with a finals time of 1:59.49, which is the second-fastest in Academy history. Dunne took second in the 100 free with a finals time of 43.96, which is also the second-fastest at USAFA.
Sophomore Kevin Jackson and freshman Andrew Facizewski both earned `B' cuts in the 1650 free and both cracked the school top 10 list in the event as well as the 1000 free. Jackson placed second with a time of 15:22.61, which is the third-fastest at USAFA. His 1000 free split of 9:17.46, is the fifth-fastest time at the Academy. Facizewski followed in third place with a time of 15:27.39, the sixth-fastest time. His 1000 split of 9:22.75 is ninth-fastest.
MacDonald and senior Paul Leonhardt also led the Falcons in the 200 back and 200 fly events. MacDonald placed seventh in the 200 back with a time of 1:48.41. MacDonald swam a time of 1:48.09 in the prelims. Leonhardt too fourth in the 200 fly with a finals time of 1:49.28. His prelim time of 1:48.90 is the seventh-fastest time at USAFA.
Air Force had one other school top 10 time, as sophomore Sean Ledford placed fifth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:49.62, the 10th fastest time at the Academy.