Air Force Men's Swimming & Diving Falls 131-112 At Denver
DENVER - The Air Force men's swimming & diving team lost a close swim meet to Denver, 131-112, Thursday afternoon at the El Pomar Natatorium on the University of Denver campus.
Several Falcons swam well on the day, led by sophomore Chris Knaute's two nail-biting wins in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle events. Knaute won the 1000 with a time of 9:52.12 just out-touching DU's Nathan West who finished with a time of 9:52.40. In the 500 free, Knaute out-swam Pioneer Craig Jollands by .01 of a second, winning 4:39.41 to 4:39.42.
Sophomore Paul Parmenter took first-place in the 400 IM, clocking in with a time of 4:16.17. Fellow classmate Matt Sievers won the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:56.48.
The Falcon divers also fared well, finishing 1-2-3 in the three-meter dive. Freshman Tyler Rosso took first with 206.70 points, followed by classmate Davey Greer taking second (190.55) and senior Steve Lee taking third (176.70).
The Falcon women's team was also in action, falling 154-87 to DU and defeating Northern Colorado, 125-118, in a three-way meet.
Today's meet was originally scheduled to take place at the Academy, but was moved to Denver due to a filtration malfunction at the Cadet Natatorium.
The Falcons have little time to rest as they will take part in a five-way meet tomorrow at Colorado College, where they will swim against Metro State, North Dakota State, Colorado School of Mines and Colorado College. The diving portion of the meet begins at 11:30 a.m., with the swimming portion beginning at 3 p.m.