Air Force Sets Three School Records In Opening Day at MW Championships
Feb. 20, 2013
Air Force shattered its 800 free relay record by nearly 13 seconds with a time of 7:19.96. The previous record of 7:32.79, set in 2011, was beat by 12.83 seconds. The group of sophomore Kim Davis, freshman Sara Menke, junior Erin Bleyl and junior Hannah Cesare teamed to set the record.
Davis also set a school record in the 200 free with her leadoff time of 1:48.48. It beat the previous record of 1:49.39 set in 2009 by Jane Hwang. Davis now owns four individual school records.
The Falcons also set a school record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:44.17. Junior Samantha Laughlin, freshman Leah Weber, senior Haley Holcombe and Davis combined to set the record. It beat the previous mark of 1:45.59, set earlier this season.
Air Force also had four divers compete in opening day action, in the 1-meter diving. Freshman Jessica Horn led the way, making the B-finals and placing 15th overall with 230.91 points. Sophomore Lainie Long placed 21st, freshman Summer Getty was 30th and sophomore Jeanne Nolan was 32nd.
San Diego State sits in first place with 93 points.
Day two events begin with the 500-yard freestyle preliminaries at 11 a.m. CT. The finals competition starts at 6:30 p.m. CT with the 400-yard medley relay. The 2013 MW Women's Swimming & Diving Championships conclude Saturday, February 23.
The Championships will feature a live webstream of each evening session, beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. CT. The live stream will be available through TheMWC.com and UStream.com. There is no charge for the video streams.
Live results, team scores, photo galleries and more information from the meet is available through the MW Championship Central page at http://www.themwc.com/champ/swim-champ-2013.html. In addition, fans can monitor results through the Meet Mobile application on their handheld devices. The Active Network application can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for iPhones and iPads, and from Google Play for Android phones and tablets. Fans also can follow #MWSD13 or @TheMWCOlySports on Twitter for updates throughout the week.