Cowboy Swimming Prepares To Travel To Air Force

Jan. 19, 2012


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The Wyoming Cowboy swimming and diving team will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday Jan. 20 to dual the Air Force Flacons with the meet beginning at 6 p.m. MT.

The Cowboy's have already swam against Air Force this season defeating them, 190.5-109.5 on Nov. 11, 2011, in Laramie. It was the Cowboys fifth-consecutive win against the Falcons. UW won 13 events with three multiple event winners and four other individual event winners.

Winning two or more events for the Pokes last time against Air Force were Brandon Fischer, Jeff Frey and Derek Campbell. Fischer took home three event wins in the 100 (55.49) and 200 (2:01.79) breaststroke and the 200 individual medley (1:56.19). Sophomore Frey won the 50 (20.93) and 100 (46.44) freestyle. Fellow sophomore Campbell swept the diving events winning the 1-meter (227.20) and 3-meter (272.93) springboard. Other winners for the Cowboys included, Marshall Dilworth in the 100 backstroke (51.76), Ethan Griffel in the 200 free (1:43.59), Trevor LeValley in the 200 fly (1:55.06) and Jayce Calhoon in the 200 back (1:55.09).

About Air Force: The Falcons are currently 8-6 in duals this season, losing their last dual 180-120 against BYU. Leading the Falcons is Max Evans-Nolan who has the fastest time in the 1650 free in the MPSF with a time of 15:28.59. Evans-Nolan also has the second-fastest time in the 1000 free in the MPSF with a time of 9:30.95. Paul Leonhardt also has two of the top times in the MPSF; he is fifth in the 200 butterfly (1:50.53) and fourth in the 200 IM (1:50.97). Corydon Butler two of the fifth fastest times in the MPSF in the 200 free (1:40.55) and the 500 free (4:32.63).

Season Notes About The Cowboys: Senior Cowboy Brandon Fischer still has the eighth-fastest time in the nation (1:55.75) in the 200 breaststroke, it is also the fastest in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. He has the 40th-fastest time (54.91) in the 100 breaststroke, which is the third-fastest time in the MPSF. His 400 IM time (3:53.76) is the second-fastest in the MPSF and 43rd fastest time in the nation. His times were fast enough to earn him NCAA `B' cut time in all three events. Fischer also has the third-fastest 200 IM time in the MPSF of 1:49.67. Fellow senior Marshall Dilworth has the fifth-fastest 100 backstroke time in the MPSF of 49.48 and the fourth fastest 200 back time of 1:49.79. Junior Trevor LeValley has the eighth-fastest 400 IM time (4:02.06) in the MPSF. Sophomore Ethan Griffel has the fastest 200 freestyle time in the MPSF of 1:39.30. He also has the fourth-fastest 500 freestyle time of 4:32.13. Sophomore Jayce Calhoon currently has three top-10 MPSF times in the 1000 free, 1650 free and 200 backstroke. His 1000 free time of 9:36.53 is good enough for fifth place and his 1650 free time of 15:57.84 is the 10th fastest in the conference. He also has the eighth-fastest time in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:51.49.Freshman Joseph Fererri sits just in front of Calhoon in the 1650 free with the ninth-fastest time in the conference of 15:57.51.Fellow freshman Ryan O'Leary is tied for the ninth-fastest 200 free in the MPFS with a time of 1:41.25. Freshman newcomer Adam Kalms has swam just one dual for the Cowboys and has the sixth-fastest 200 freestyle (1:40.86) time in the MPFS.