USAFA, Colo.– In Air Power’s first official motion of the 2022-23 season at Cadet Natatorium, the Falcons claimed victory in 11 of 13 occasions, defeating each Nebraska-Omaha and Colorado Faculty of Mines in head-to-head factors.
“It was a extremely good of evening racing,” stated head coach Rob Clayton. “Each Nebraska-Omaha and Mines had some actually good swimmers, so there have been a number of actually good races. It was particularly thrilling for us to see some freshmen step up and win occasions.”
With regards to freshmen, C4C Jack VanValkenburg raced to prime place in each the 200Y Free (1:45.64) and the 500Y Free (4:52.86). Each races mark the primary profession wins for VanValkenburg.
Freshmen Camden Swigart additionally performed an important position within the Falcons dominant Friday evening efficiency, inserting first within the 400Y Particular person Medley (4:14.39). Swigart, together with Wen Zhang, Grant Afman, and Gabriel Bartolomei, noticed their 200Y Free Relay time of 1:23.94 greatest the sector.
Zhang’s stellar night additionally included wins within the 1000Y Free (9:57.19) and the 100Y Fly (49.25).
Air Power paced the pool within the 200Y Medley Relay, because the staff of Bartolomei, Tory Bartlett, Andrew Armbruster, and Joseph Moore mixed for a time of 1:32.81, tops among the many 9 taking part groups. Bartlett additionally took first within the 100Y Breast, clocking in at 56.65.
John Plutt (21.44) narrowly edged Nebraska-Omaha’s Owen Hoak (21.48) within the 50Y Free, beating the Maverick by simply .04 seconds to win the occasion.
Alex Kenyon was the star of the diving portion of the meet, profitable each the one-meter (355.73) and three-meter (323.48). Erik Pfaffenbichler and Douglas Campbell additionally completed second and third in each dives, respectively.
“I felt like your entire staff made nice progress,” stated Clayton. “We took some steps ahead tonight and we’re excited to race tomorrow up in Denver.”
Subsequent, Air Power travels up I-25 to tackle Denver and LSU in a tri-meet occasion at El Pomar Natatorium. The occasion begins at 1:00 pm MT.