Oct. 15, 2011
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force women's swimming & diving team opened the newly refurbished Cadet Natatorium with a 189-86 win over Nebraska Omaha Saturday afternoon. The Falcons improved to 1-1 on the season by taking first in 15 of the 16 events.
Sophomore Hannah Cesare and freshmen Kim Davis and Clara Heffernan led the way for the Falcons with two individual wins and one relay win. In addition, sophomore Samantha Laughlin won the 100 back in addition to two relays.
The Falcons swam well in the sprint-free events as Cassie Fletcher won the 50 free (24.54) and Cesare won both the 100 (53.61) and 200 free (1:54.73) events. Heffernan dominated the distance-free events, winning both the 500 (5:20.85) and 1000 free (11:12.43).
Kim Davis won both breaststroke events, placing first in the 100 (1:06.87) and 200 breast (2:22.26). Laughlin won the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.48 and classman Erin Bleyl won the 200 back with a time of 2:10.89.
Sophomore Gabby Aranda won the 100 fly (58.58), while senior Katharine Ernst won the 200 fly (2:12.66). In the diving events, sophomore Moranda Hern won the 1m springboard with 221.34 points and freshman Lainie Long won the 3m springboard with 214.96 points.
The Falcons closed out the meet by winning the 400 free relay. The group of Heffernan, Laughlin, Sara Brooks and Fletcher clocked a winning time of 3:40.16.
Air Force returns to action next Friday, Oct. 21, hosting Northern Colorado.