Air Force Sets Three School Records Saturday at U.S. Winter Nationals
Dec. 7, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- Air Force women’s swimming completed final day competition Saturday at the 2013 AT&T Winter National Championships in at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center on the University of Tennessee campus. Highlighting the action were record-breaking swims by senior Sam Laughlin and freshman Genevieve Miller.
Miller set a pair of school records with her 14th place finish in the 1650 yard freestyle. Her time of 16:23.09 beat the previous school record of 16:40.77, set by teammate Sara Menke, by over 17 seconds. Miller’s 1000 split of 9:54.25 also set a school record, surpassing Menke’s previous record of 10:02.05.
Menke, a sophomore, also swam the 1650, taking 22nd with a time of 16:53.02.
Laughlin placed 36th in the 200 back. Her time of 1:59.69 set a new school record, surpassing her own school record of 1:59.77 set in 2012. Laughlin also time trialed the 200 free, posting a time of 1:51.96, which is the sixth-fastest time in school history.
Junior Kim Davis swam a pair of events, taking 32nd in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:17.12. Davis also swam the 50 free, taking 49th with a time of 51.54.
Freshman Kira Schlosberg time trialed the 200 breast, coming in with a time of 2:20.36, which is sixth-fastest at the Academy. Freshman Asia Antoniuk time trialed the 100 and 200 fly. Her 100 fly time of 57.25 and 200 fly time of 2:05.92 are both 10th-fastest in Academy history.
Air Force set six school records at the U.S. Nationals.