Oct. 27, 2012
GREELEY, Colo. - The Air Force women's swimming & diving team earned a dual meet win at Northern Colorado 165.5-134.5 Friday night at the Butler-Hancock Pool. The Falcons won 10 of 16 events and improved to 5-2 on the season.
The Falcons were led by junior Samantha Laughlin, sophomore Kim Davis and freshman Sara Menke, who combined to win six individual events. Laughlin won three events on the day, as she was also on the winning 400 relay group.
After taking third in the opening 200 medley relay, the Falcons won three straight events. Menke won the 1000 free (10:46.95), junior Erin Bleyl won the 200 free (1:55.99) and Laughlin the 100 back (59.41).
Northern Colorado placed first in the next four events before the Falcons rallied back by winning the next five events and seven of the last eight.
Junior Hannah Cesare won the 100 free (54.59), Laughlin the 200 back (2:07.65) and Davis the 200 breast (2:22.52). Menke then won the 500 free (5:12.32) and senior Haley Holcombe, the 100 fly (59.21). The Falcons closed out the meet with Davis winning the 200 IM (2:08.92) and the 400 free relay group winning. The group of Bleyl, senior Heather Ireland, Laughlin and Cesare swam a time of 3:37.37 in the 400 free relay.
Freshman Jessica Horn was Air Force's top diver, placing third in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving. Horn scored 238.50 points in the 1m and 226.65 points in the 3m.
Air Force returns to action Friday, Nov. 2, hosting Idaho.