Nov. 19, 2011
HOUSTON, Texas - Freshman Kim Davis highlighted day two action for Air Force women's swimming at the Phill Hansel Cougar Classic by breaking the school record in the 400 yard individual medley, Friday night at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The Falcons currently sit in ninth place with 127 points.
Davis broke the school record twice. Her prelims time of 4:23.65 broke the 15-year school record time of 4:27.70 set by Maiya Anderson in 1996. It was Davis' first time swimming the 400 IM at the collegiate level. In thefinals, Davis broke her own record with a time of 4:22.79 to take third place.
It was Davis' second school record so far this weekend, as she broke the school's 200 IM record Thursday.
Air Force also got school top 10 swims by sophomores Hannah Cesare and Samantha Laughlin. Cesare placed eighth in the 200 free. Her prelims time of 1:51.71 is the third-fastest mark in school history. Laughlin swam the school's second-fastest 100 back time, placing seventh with a finals time of 56.47.
The Falcons had eight swimmers in the 100 fly, led by junior Haley Holcombe. Holcombe placed 13th with a season-best finals time of 56.92. Gabby Aranda placed 15th, Katharine Ernst 25th, Elvira Chiccarelli 29th, Cassie Fletcher 30th, Alison Ceranski 39th, Elizabeth Keenan 42nd and Lauren McGuire 51st.
Air Force had 10 swimmers in the 200 free. Following Cesare was Erin Bleyl in 20th, Clara Heffernan was 24th, Ernst 27th, Michelle Kuyper 29th, Heather Ireland 36th, Aranda 44th, Keenan 46th, Julie Grabarek 63rd and Alexandra Trobe 65th.
In the 100 breast, junior Rosie Mayou led the Falcons with a 33rd place finish. Davis followed in 34th, Noel Niccum 37th and Laura Haggerty 52nd.
The Falcons took 13th and 19th in the 200 medley relay. In addition, AFA placed 11th in the 800 free relay. Both relay recorded season-best times.
Day three of the three-day meet resumes Saturday, Nov. 19.