Law Paces Falcons at First Day of MWC Championships
Feb. 28, 2002
Air Force junior Sarah Law won the women's one-meter diving for the second consecutive at the Mountain West Conference swimming and diving championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. Law's win put the Falcon women in second place after the first day of competition. The Air Force men's team is in third place. BYU leads the men's championship while Colorado State is in first in the women's competition.
Law scored 270.25 in the one-meter diving to out-dual New Mexico's Becca Barras, who was second with 267.05. Tracey Berghian of New Mexico was third with 247.95. Air Force freshman Michelle Hager was solid in her first MWC championship event, placing fifth with 232.40. On the men's side, freshman Brady Lindberg placed fifth in the one-meter diving with 238.50.
In other events from the first day of competition, the men's 200-yard medley relay team of sophomore Paul Brehm, junior John Dayton, sophomore Eric Pounds and senior Nam Nguyen placed second with a time of 1:31.32. UNLV won the event with a time of 1:31.23. The Air Force women's team of senior Niki Van't Wout, sophomore Sara Crowell and freshmen Lara Styles and Karen Long placed sixth in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:46.40.
The Air Force men placed third and the women fifth in the 800-yard freestyle relay. The men's team of junior Nate Amidon, sophomore Rory Peterson, senior Stewart Parker and sophomore Kevin Heath finished with a time of 6:48.31. The women's team of sophomore Carley Baxter, senior Chrisine Cleaver, Styles and freshman Jaymie Van Kooten posted a 7:37.46.
The competition continues Thursday with the preliminaries and finals in the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 50-yard freestyle, men's three-meter diving and the 200-yard freestyle relay.