Cowboy Swimming and Diving Opens WAC Schedule with Air Force

Oct. 31, 2013


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The University of Wyoming Cowboy swimming and diving teams return to the pool this weekend against Air Force. The event marks the first Western Athletic Conference dual meet of the season and UW's first in the WAC since the 1999 season. The swimming events are slated to start at 1 p.m. MT at the Laramie Recreation Center. The diving portion of the dual meet will take place at Air Force on Friday and Saturday.

The Cowboys opened their home schedule last weekend in Corbett Pool against Colorado School of Mines, as UW downed the Orediggers 162-114. Sophomore Ryan Nelson broke a 29-year old Corbett Pool record in the 400 individual medley. His record swim of 4:04.42 was the fastest time since New Mexico's Gordy Westberg swam a 4:04.84 in 1984. Junior Adam Kalms won two individual events and one relay to pace UW. Kalms opened his day with a victory in the 100 breaststroke at 57.70. He also took the crown in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:47.02. Kalms wrapped up the afternoon by teaming up with O'Leary, Frey and Griffel in the 200 freestyle relay finishing at 1:23.09.

Cowboy senior diver Derek Campbell was named Western Athletic Conference Diver of the Week on Tuesday after a strong dual meet against Colorado School of Mines. He was the first Cowboy diver to earn a weekly conference honor since Mark Murdock was named Mountain West Diver of the Week on Feb. 8, 2011.

Campbell, a senior from Laramie, Wyo., won both the 1 and 3-meter springboard events versus Colorado School of Mines. Campbell scored 294.20 on the 1-meter and tallied 300.75 on the 3-meter to help the Cowboys to a 162-114 win. The marks by Campbell were season-best scores as he competed in his final event in Corbett Pool. Both scores also rank the third in the WAC this season.

The Falcons head into Saturday's dual meet with an impressive 6-2 record on the season. Air Force was in action last weekend falling to Notre Dame, 124-118. The Falcons won six of the 14 events with sophomore Michael Barnosky and freshman Kevin Facizewski leading the way with a pair of wins.