Three Air Force Women's Swimming Records Fall Friday At Phill Hansel Invite

    Freshman Leah Weber.
    Freshman Leah Weber.

    Nov. 17, 2012

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    HOUSTON, Texas - Day two action for Air Force women's swimming & diving at the Phill Hansel Invitational was highlighted by two school records set Friday at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center. The Falcons, who sit in 12th place, set school records in the 400 yard individual medley, 100 breaststroke and 200 medley relay.

    Sophomore Kim Davis shattered her own school record in the 400 IM with a fourth-place finish. Davis set the record, twice, surpassing her previous school record of 4:22.79 with a prelim time of 4:19.61. In the finals, Davis lowered the mark to 4:17.24, which is also the fastest time in the Mountain West so far this season and an NCAA "B" standard qualifying time.

    Weber also set the school record in the 100 breast, twice, en route to a 19th place finish. Weber broke the school record of 1:04.59, set in 1995 by Tanja Hauber, during the prelims with a time of 1:04.55. Weber later swam a time of 1:04.29 during the finals.

    Air Force also broke the school record in the 200 medley relay. The group of Samantha Laughlin, Weber, Haley Holcombe and Hannah Cesare swam a time of 1:45.59, surpassing the previous record of 1:45.71 set in 2011.

    The Falcons also had two more top-10 swims on the day, coming from the 100 butterfly and 100 breast. Freshman Jenna Tasic swam a time of 57.15 in the 100 fly, which is the eighth-fastest in school history. Senior Katrina Castellanos swam the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.13.

    Air Force also had a 12th-place finish in the 100 fly by senior Haley Holcombe, who swam a team-leading prelim time of 55.72. Air Force's top swimmer in the 200 free was junior Hannah Cesare, with a prelim time of 1:53.12. Junior Samantha Laughlin was AFA's top swimmer in the 100 back, with a prelim time of 56.60.

    Sophomore Lainie Long was the top Falcon in the 1-meter diving, placing 36th with 208.85 points. The men's diving team competed in the 3-meter diving, with junior Alex Pecci taking 16th with 263.10 points to lead the way.

    The three-day meet wraps up Saturday.

     

     

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