Feb. 5, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The Air Force swimming & diving teams dropped dual meets at Wyoming Saturday at Corbett Pool. The men's team (11-6, 2-3) lost 165-135 and the women's team (2-10, 0-8) fell 175-112.
The Falcon men won seven events, led by senior Benjamin Gunn, who helped win four events.
Gunn won the 200 yard butterfly (1:52.82) and 200 backstroke (1:51.29) events. He also was the leadoff leg in both relay wins. Gunn, Cody Deacon, Paul Leonhardt and Robert Dawson won the 200 medley relay (1:32.47) and Gunn, Corydon Butler, Cole Smith and Dawson won the 400 free relay (3:04.57).
The Falcons also got wins by Butler in the 1000 free (9:49.20), Dawson in the 50 free (21.27) and Nate Roesler in the 100 fly (52.56). It was a Roesler sweep of sorts in the 100 fly, as Nate's sister, Leah, won the 100 fly for Wyoming.
Bleyl won the 200 back (2:09.11) and took second in the 200 free (1:56.87). Aranda won the 200 individual medley (2:11.38) and placed second in the 200 fly (2:09.89).
The Falcons also got second place finishes out of Alexandra Trobe in the 100 free (56.15), Laughlin in the 200 back (2:09.50), Katrina Castellanos in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.80), Alivia Berg in the 500 free (5:28.31) and Haley Holcombe in the 100 fly (59.25).
Freshman Moranda Hern was Air Force's top women's diver, taking sixth in the 1m springboard (206.25) and fourth in the 3m springboard (218.55).
The Falcons return to action Feb. 23 at the Mountain West Conference Championships in Oklahoma City.