Falcons claim two titles at MWC Swimming & Diving Championships
Air Force diver Sarah Law and the school's men's 200-yard medley relay team won titles on Wednesday, Feb. 14 during day one of the 2001 Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. AFA's men's team is in third place while the women are fifth after the first day of competition.
Law, a sophomore who earned five MWC Diver of the Week honors this season, won the school's first Division I women's conference championship in the 1-meter springboard event with a score of 250.15 points. BYU's Kellie Einfeldt and Anna Tutunnikova placed second and third with 246.35 and 228.30 points, respectively.
AFA's men captured their first-ever conference relay title as senior Charlie Toth joined sophomores John Dayton and Nate Amidon and freshman Paul Brehm to win the 200 medley relay in a school record time of 1 minute, 29.55 seconds. They defeated second-place BYU by .07 of a second, and shattered the previous school record of 1:31.92 set last year.
Toth, Dayton and Amidon also combined with freshman Eric Baber to finish third in the men's 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:21.61. UNLV won the race followed by BYU.
Air Force's women placed fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay and sixth in the 200 medley relay, while freshman Ben Chapman placed eighth in the men's 1-meter diving event.
BYU leads both the men's and women's team standings. The Cougar men, ranked No. 15 entering the meet, have 120 points, followed by Wyoming with 100 and Air Force with 92. BYU's women lead with 124 points, followed by CSU (104 pts.), Utah (79), Wyoming (76) and AFA (74).
Law will attempt to win her second conference championship in as many days
on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the 3-meter springboard competition. The meet
resumes at 11 a.m. with the men's and women's preliminary 500-yard freestyle
competition. Finals begin at 6 p.m.