Men's and Women's Swimming Host Denver Friday
Jan. 7, 2002
The men's and women's swimming and diving teams return to action this week by hosting Denver in a dual meet on Friday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Cadet Natatorium. The meet will be Air Force's first action since Nov. 16-18 when the teams were in the Minnesota Invitational.
The Falcons also swim at home Jan. 24 against Mountain West Conference foe Brigham Young and Jan. 26 versus Utah. These are the final home matches for the Falcons this season.
The men's team has had several individuals swim well this season. Sophomore Paul Brehm helped pace the Falcons to a second place finish in the Minnesota Invitational. Brehm recorded the second fastest time in school history in the 200 backstroke at 1:48.48. Brehm's time is the fastest in the MWC this season and earned him swimmer of the week honors.
Fellow sophomore Eric Pounds has put his name on three top 10 lists at the Academy. He is eighth in the 200 individual medley (1:53.44), ninth in the 400 IM (4:01.65) and ninth in the 100 butterly (50.47). Pounds' times rank among the top three in the MWC this season in each event.
Junior John Dayton has also performed well. He posted a 45.98 in the 100 freestyle at the Minnesota Invitational which is the second-best time in the league this season. His time also ranks 10th all-time at the Academy. Dayton also has the MWCs fastest time in the 100 breaststroke in the conference with a 56.08 which came at the Minnesota Invitational.
The divers have also been strong this season. Brady Lindsey has the best platform score in the league this season with a 361.70 coming at the Minnesota Invitational. He also has the best three-meter score of 455.90 while teammate Ben Chapman is second with a 428.65.
On the women's side, the Falcons are paced by senior Niki Van't Wout, who ranks in the top three in the conference in all three backstrokes. She is second in the 50 (27.80) and third in the 100 (58.03) and 200 (2:06.13).
The women's divers have dominated so far this season. The Falcons have the top three scores in platform diving this season led by Jessica Williams (384.55), Sarah Law (374.80) and Cuffy Hulse (288.70). Law, who the defending MWC champion in the one-meter, has the third best score in the league this season (261.23). She leads the league in the three-meter with a 477.35 score at the Minnesota Invitational.