Swimming and Diving Splits at Air Force

Oct. 25, 2014


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The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams split duals against Air Force on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Cowgirls moved to 3-0 in Mountain West duals with the 160-140 win over the Falcons. On the men's side, Air Force defeated the Pokes 154-146 in matchup that went down to the final race.

"We showed so much character and we had a pretty good day in the pool ," UW head coach Tom Johnson said. "We can't give up points early in the meet and we need to improve on that, but our kids dug deep and showed us a lot."

The Cowgirls won seven events on the afternoon. Freshman Maria Harutjunjan remained undefeated in the breaststroke events winning the 100 in 1:04.39 and the 200 with a mark of 2:19.90. Senior Claudia Carlson won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:09.18. Sophomore Abby Sullivan earned the 200 backstroke title with a mark of 2:07.26. Junior Kari Campbell won the 1-meter springboard at 256.88. The cowgirls also took home the 200 medley (Jordan Denny, Molly Coonce, Emily Stucky, Hartutjunjan) with a time of 1:45.46. UW closed out the dual with a win in the 400 freestyle (Danielle Badger, Stucky, Sarae Dydo, Emily Ridout) with a mark of 3:27.45.

The Cowboys won eight events on the afternoon. Freshman Ryan Ball won the 1,00 freestyle at 9:35.65 and the 200 backstroke at 1:49.22. Senior Adam Kalms added wins in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 45.15 and 200 freestyle at 1:39.54. Junior Ryan Nelson won the 200 individual medley at 1:53.23. fellow juniors George Eglesfield and Kevin Waller earned wins in the 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle respectively. Junior Kyle Scalise added a win in the 200 breaststroke at 2:06.88.

The Cowboys return to action Thursday visiting Denver at 5 p.m. in El Pomar Natatorium in Denver, Colo.