Falcon Swimmers Travel to Las Vegas For Season Finale
The Air Force men's and women's swimming and diving teams resume Mountain West Conference action on Saturday, Jan. 27 in Las Vegas with their final regular season dual meet against UNLV.
Both teams defeated the University of Denver on the road Wednesday, with the men winning 149.5-85.5, and the women triumphing 140-81.
The Falcon men are 10-3 overall and 2-1 in the MWC this season. They defeated the University of Wyoming, 133-108, at home last Saturday, Jan. 20, avenging a one-point loss to the Cowboys last season. C1C Charlie Toth has led Air Force since winter break, dominating the sprint events. He has won the 50-yard freestyle race in three of the four meets he has participated in since the beginning of the new year, and has two victories in the 100-yard freestyle, against Wyoming and Washington.
Air Force's women are 12-7 overall and 2-4 against MWC opponents. A victory on Saturday will represent the most regular season wins in one year since the 1986 season, when the Falcons went 21-0. Air Force was a Division II program until 1996.
The Falcons closed out their home schedule last Saturday, Jan. 20, in an exciting double-dual meet against New Mexico and Wyoming. The meet came down to the final lap of the 400-yard freestyle race, with Wyoming winning the event by .15 of a second, and the meet by one point over the Falcons. However, Air Force beat UNM by more than six seconds in the relay, and three points in the meet.
C3C Sarah Law continues to be impressive in the diving events. She captured Diver of the Week honors from the conference this week for the fourth time this season. She swept the 1- and 3-meter springboard events against DU on Wednesday.
After Saturday's meet against UNLV, Air Force hosts its Diving Invitational on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Cadet Natatorium, while the swimming teams are idle until the MWC Championships in Oklahoma City from Feb. 14-17.