U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force women’s swimming & diving team went 1-1 at its home opener on Saturday, defeating Nebraska-Omaha 210-89 but falling to New Mexico 171-123 at Cadet Natatorium.
Same as last week’s Intermountain Shootout, the Falcons opened the meet with a first place finish in the 200 medley relay thanks to the team of Emma Strom, Mollie Bushelman, Elise Hart and Lydia Knutson. In the 100 back, Air Force claimed three of the top four spots as Hart, Lexie Duchene and Strom took second through fourth, respectively. To end the meet, the Falcons took another first place finish in a relay, this one being the 400 free relay with the team of Jinan Andrews, Winifred Chen, Tianna Jorgenson and Knutson. Andrews had another good outing for the Falcons, earning a second place finish (100 free), a third place finish (200 free) and a fourth place finish (50 free).
Air Force saw a good outing in the diving events, as Kayla Wofford led the squad in the 3-meter with a second place finish and the Falcons took three of the top four spots in the 1-meter with Eve Fowler placing second, Rebecca Hetrick taking third and Bella Farrell finishing fourth.
Next week, the Falcons will pair up with the men’s team to host a home meet on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. Both teams will compete against Colorado Mesa and Colorado School of Mines at Cadet Natatorium where admission is free of charge.