Two Relay Records Fall For Air Force In Day One At MW Championships

    Senior Erin Bleyl.

    Senior Erin Bleyl.

    Feb. 19, 2014

    Day One Results Get Acrobat Reader

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Air Force women's swimming and diving opened the 2014 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships on a strong note, setting a pair of relay records in day one action at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center. The Falcons sit in eighth place with 58 points.

    Nevada leads the 10-team competition with 107 points.

    Air Force opened the evening's competition by shattering the school record in the 200 yard medley relay. The group of Sam Laughlin, Kira Schlosberg, Gabrielle Aranda and Hannah Cesare swam a record time of 1:41.47, surpassing the previous record by nearly three seconds. The previous record was 1:44.17 set in 2013. The swim was good for eighth place.

    The Falcons capped the evening with a fourth place swim in the record-setting 800 free relay. The group of Kim Davis, Sara Menke, Erin Bleyl and Genevieve Miller swam a record time of 7:17.34, surpassing the previous 2013 record swim of 7:19.96. The fourth place finish tied the best relay finish ever by the Falcons, tying the 2002 200 free relay group.

    In the afternoon Air Force had three divers compete in the 1-meter springboard. Freshman Savanna Meadows led the way, placing 11th overall and third in the consolation finals. Meadows posted a season-best score of 256.26 points. Junior Lainie Long placed 19th with 226.17 points and sophomore Jessica Horn followed in 25th with 209.34 points.

    Day two of the four-day championships resumes tomorrow. The 500 free, 200 medley, 50 free, 3-meter springboard and 200 free relay will take place beginning at 11 a.m. CST.

     

     

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