Air Force Sets Five More School Records Saturday at MW Championships

    Sophomore Kim Davis.
    Sophomore Kim Davis.

    Feb. 23, 2013

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    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Five more school records fell for Air Force in final day action at the 2013 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday night at the Palo Alto Aquatic Center. The Falcons set 13 school records total and finished in ninth place with 211 points.

    Air Force set school records in the 400 free relay, 100, 1000 and 1650 free and 200 breastroke. The Falcons had 12 times that cracked the school top 10 list.

    Sophomore Kim Davis set a school record and placed 10th overall in the 200 Breast. Her finals time of 2:15.17 broke her own school record and is also an NCAA `B' Standard Qualifying time. Davis also broke the school 100 free record with her leadoff split of 50.20 in the 400 free relay. Davis set eight school records, five individual, at the championships and earned three NCAA B Cuts.

    Freshman Sara Menke set two school records in one event. She placed fifth overall in the 1650 free with a school record time of 16:40.77, surpassing the previous record of 16:40.95 held since 1994 by Jenna Tukey. Menke's 1000 yard split also set a school record, as her time of 10:02.05 surpassed Tukey's prevous record of 10:04.95 set in 1996.

    Menke set four school records, three individual, at the championships, now owning the top 500, 1000 and 1650 free marks at AFA.

    The 400 free relay set a school record with a time of 3:23.59, surpassing the previous record of 3:27.16, set in 2011. The group of Davis, senior Heather Ireland, junior Erin Bleyl and junior Hannah Cesare helped set the fourth relay record of the championships for Air Force.

    Sophomore Clara Heffernan also swam well in the 1650. Her time of 17:20.83 is the 10th fastest mark at AFA and her 1000 split of 10:24.87 is the seventh-fastest in school history.

    In the 100 free, junior Hannah Cesare swam a prelim time of 51.27, which is the fourth-fastest AFA mark. Senior Heather Ireland swam a prelim time of 51.81, which is the eighth-fastest AFA time.

    Senior Katrina Castellanos also swam well for the Falcons in the 200 breast. Her time of 2:18.93 is the third-fastest in school history.

    In the 200 fly, senior Haley Holcombe just missed out on the school record. Holcombe swam a time of 2:02.01 in the prelims, falling just .08 seconds shy of the school record. Freshman Jenna Tasic swam a time of 2:03.67 in the 200 fly, making it the fifth-fastest at AFA.

     

     

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