Swimmers Complete Second Day at MWC Championships
After the second day of competition at the Mountain West Conference Swimming Championships, the Falcon men's team is in third place while the women are in seventh. The final day of competition is Saturday, Feb. 17.
UNLV is leading on the men's side with 565 points. BYU is second with 556 followed by Air Force (378), Wyoming (332) and Utah (205). Only five teams in the conference have men's swimming.
On the women's side, BYU leads with 555 followed by Colorado State (368), UNLV (315), Utah (297), Wyoming (291), San Diego State (241), Air Force (222) and New Mexico (158).
Wyoming and Air Force men began the evening strong picking up the first five places in the 400-yard individual medley. Wyoming's Damian Storz finished first at 3:55.78 and Air Force's Matt Horner was second at 3:57.64. Jacob Weidert was third at 3:59.49. AFA's Josh Fisch was fourth with a time of 4:01.77.
UNLV's Jacint Simon earned an automatic NCAA qualifying mark with his first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:36.27. BYU's Jeffrey Mason clocked in second at 1:37.06 and teammate Robert Morris was third at 1:39.29.
Air Force's Matt Ihlenfeld claimed the gold in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 54.70. UNLV's Quincy Schmidt and BYU's Nicholas Tobler tied for second at 55.42. Falcon John Dayton was fourth (56.23)
AFA's Sara Crowell placed eighth in the women's 100-yard breaststroke