U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force women’s swimming and diving team fell to Grand Canyon, 142-101, in a dual meet Saturday, Nov. 4, in Phoenix, Ariz.
In the first individual event of the meet, Air Force took three of the top four spots as Jayden Glover won (17:31.81), Elisabeth Brechbuhl was second (17:58.16) and Kelsey Linzmeyer was third (18:03.86).
Senior Jinan Andrews was second in the 200 free (1:55.17) and freshman Winnie Chen was third (1:56.47). Sophomore Lydia Knutson was second in the 50 free (23.68). Freshman Lexie Duchene was second in the 400 IM (4:34.88).
Air Force also took three of the top four spots in the 500 free as Glover was second (5:15.92), Bruchbuhl was third (5:17.95) and Linzmeyer was fourth (5:20.39). In the 100 breast stroke, Mollie Bushelman was second with a time of 1:07.48.
The 400 free relay team of Andrews, Winnie Chen, Jessica Chen and Knutson won with a new pool-record time of 3:31.89.
In diving, sophomores Eve Fowler (253.40) and Kayla Wofford (247.40) placed second and third, respectively on the 1-meter board. In 3-meter, Wofford was second (246.30) while Fowler was fourth (198.53).
“Our depth really showed again at GCU,” head coach Colleen Murphy said. “We didn’t win a lot of events, but we stepped up and had some great swims. Jayden Glover’s 1650 Free was a lifetime best and she swam extremely solid. Three of our freshman really stepped up this weekend; Jessie Wierzbicki, Mollie Bushelman, and Kylie Stronko all swam season best times. We are coming together and looking forward to resting for Houston in a week and a half.”
The swimmers are now idle until the Houston Invitational, Nov. 16-18, in Houston, Texas. The divers will compete in the USC Invitational, Nov. 10-12, in Los Angeles, Calif.