U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Despite winning several events, the Air Force women’s swimming and diving team fell to Northern Arizona, 171-129, in a dual meet, Friday, Nov. 3, in Flagstaff, Ariz.
The Falcons won both relay events in the dual. The meet started with the Falcons winning the 200 medley relay as the team of Emma Strom, Mollie Bushelman, Elise Hart and Lydia Knutson won with a time of 1:46.57. In the final race of the meet, the team of Jinan Andrews, Hart, Jessica Chen and Knutson won the 200 free relay with a time of 1:35.49.
A pair of Falcon freshmen won their respective events as Kylie Stronko won the 100 back (57.85) and Bushelman won the 100 breast (1:06.76). Stronko won her second event of the evening in the 200 back (2:07.14). Knutson won the 50 free with a time of 23.93.
Andrews placed second in the 200 free (1:55.39) and the 100 free (52.47). Sophomore Heidi Schellin was second in the 200 breast (2:25.95) while freshman Jessie Wierzbicki was second in the 100 fly (57.65). Freshman Lexie Duchene was second in the 200 IM (2:12.58).
“We keep getting better every meet,” head coach Colleen Murphy said. “it was great to race at NAU and we stayed strong throughout the meet. Our depth was evident with wins in both relays. Kylie Stronko had a great meet winning both the 100 and 200 backstroke. We are looking forward to the meet at GCU tomorrow.”
The Falcons will close out the trip with dual meet against Grand Canyon, Saturday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. in Phoenix, Ariz.