Air Force Women's Swimming & Diving Open Competition at Phill Hansel Invite

    Sophomore Kim Davis.
    Sophomore Kim Davis.

    Nov. 16, 2012

    Day One Results Get Acrobat Reader

    HOUSTON, Texas - The Air Force women's swimming & diving team opened day one competition in 13th place at the Phill Hansel Invitational, hosted by the University of Houston at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Thursday. Air Force had three swims that cracked the Academy top 10 list and one swim that was just shy of a school record.

    Sophomore Kim Davis led Air Force with a 20th place finish in the 200 individual medley. Davis just missed out on breaking her own school record by .13 seconds, swimming a time of 2:02.58. Davis also cracked the school top 10 list in the 50 free. Davis placed 34th, swimming a time of 23.92, which is the ninth-fastest mark in school history.

    Freshman Sara Menke also cracked the Academy top 10 list in the 500 free. Menke placed 23rd and swam a prelims time of 4:58.61, which is the sixth-fastest time in school history.

    Fellow freshman Madelyn Huttner was the third Falcon to swim a top 10 time, doing so in the 200 medley. Huttner placed 37th, swimming a prelim time of 2:08.07 which is the 10th fastest time at Air Force.

    In the relay events, Air Force took 14th in the 200 free relay and 19th in the 400 medley relay. The Falcons swam season-best times in both relays. The group of Heather Ireland, Davis, Samantha Laughlin and Hannah Cesare swam a time of 1:35.44 in the 200 free relay. The group of Laughlin, Katrina Castellanos, Haley Holcombe and Cesare swam a time of 3:51.03 in the 400 medley relay.

    Air Force's top diver was freshman Jessica Horn, who placed 43rd in the 3-meter diving, scoring 214.65 points. The Falcon men's team also competed. Junior Alex Pecci led the way with a 15th place finish in the 1-meter diving, scoring 251.20 points.

    Day two of the three-day event resumes Friday.

     

     

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