Air Force Swimming & Diving Completes Day One Action At MWC Championships
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Utah leads the men's and women's field with 104 and 105 points, respectively, after day one at the Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at Oklahoma City Community College. Air Force set a school record in the men's 800 freestyle relay and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships.
BYU trails the Utes in men's action with 94 points, followed by Wyoming (92), TCU (87), UNLV (80) and Air Force (78). The Cougar women hold the No. 2 spot in the women's events with 94, followed by TCU (77), Colorado State (74), UNLV (71), Wyoming (70), New Mexico (65), Air Force (45) and San Diego State (44).
The group of Chris Knaute, TJ Cowling, Justin Lapin and Paul Parmenter placed third in the 800 free relay as they provisionally qualified for the NCAA's with a time of 6:37.64, bettering the old mark of 6:38.78, set just last year at the championships.
The Falcons also placed fourth in the 200 medley relay. The group of Kai Yamashiro, Andrew Bergman, Matt Sievers and Ryan Moss was a season-best time of 1:32.29.
Junior Brady Lindberg also earned points for the Falcons, placing sixth in the one-meter dive with 258.40 points in the finals.
The Air Force women placed sixth in the 200 medley relay and ninth in the 800 free relay. Lindsey Kirchhoff, Carly Omizo, Jane Hwang and Laken Stogner swam a season-best time of 1:46.59 in the 200 MR, while Colleen Smith, Lauren White, Stogner and Hwang swam a time of 7:42.70 in the 800 FR.
Day two events begin Thursday, Feb. 22, with preliminary events at 10 a.m. CST and finals competition at 6 p.m. The MWC Swimming & Diving Championships conclude Saturday, Feb. 25, following the 6 p.m. finals events and the announcement of the individual and team awards.