Press Release courtesy of Air Force Athletics.
The Air Force men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams are set to open the 2017-18 campaign at the Intermountain Shootout this weekend, which is hosted by Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo. The Falcons will open competition on Friday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. and finish the two-day event on Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 11 a.m.
Along with the Falcons, men’s teams from Colorado Mesa and BYU will join women’s teams from Colorado Mesa, BYU and Colorado State at the competition.
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The men’s team, coming off back-to-back Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships, will bring back seven seniors, two juniors, eight sophomores and added 16 freshmen to the roster this season. The Falcons also return 10 cadet-athletes that earned at least one All-WAC award last season, including junior Steffen Mount, who broke the Air Force record in both the 50-free and 100-free last year, and sophomore Ben Brockman, the WAC’s reigning Freshman of the Year.
The women’s team will enter the 2017-18 season with two seniors, eight juniors, 16 sophomores and welcome in 16 freshmen. Last season, the Falcons set nine Air Force records and had 26 top-10 program swims. Air Force brings back a trio of All-Mountain West performers from a year ago in senior Elise Hart, senior Jinan Andrews and sophomore Lydia Knutson.