Feb. 25, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Air Force women's swimming & diving broke three school records in final day action at the 2012 Mountain West Swimming & Diving Championships at the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center. The Falcons finished in eighth place with 192 points. Air Force school records fell in the 200 yard backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 butterfly.
Sophomore Samantha Laughlin set the school record in the 200 back with a prelim time of 1:59.77, becoming the first Falcon to swim the 200 back under the two minute mark. Laughlin now owns both back records, as she set the 100 back record a day earlier on Friday. Laughlin placed fifth overall.
Freshman Kim Davis broke the school record in the 200 breast with a finals time of 2:16.78, finishing ninth overall and winning the consolation final. It was Davis' second school record of the weekend, as she also set the school record in the 200 IM Thursday. Davis capped her freshman season setting three school records overall.
Senior Katharine Ernst capped off her four-year career by setting the school record in the 200 fly with a finals time of 2:01.94 and finishing eighth overall.
The Falcons also had three other swims that cracked the school top 10 list. Senior Cassie Fletcher placed 19th in the 100 free with a time of 51.81, which is seventh-fastest in school history. Junior Rosie Mayou swam the eighth-fastest 200 breast time with a prelim time of 2:22.96. Sophomore Gabby Aranda swam the third-fastest 200 fly time with a prelim time of 2:02.67.
Air Force set five school records overall at the MW Championships (100, 200 back, 200 breast, 200 IM, 200 fly). The Falcons also had 14 top 10 Academy swims.
Boise State stunned heavily-favored San Diego State by winning the championships with 747 points, just five more points than SDSU.