U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams host a conference dual meet against the University of Wyoming, Thursday, Oct. 27, at 5 pm at the Cadet Natatorium.
The men’s team has defeated Wyoming the last two seasons, including a 156-144 win last season. The Falcons are 4-0 this season, including a win over Colorado Mines last weekend. Air Force split its squad last week with the younger swimmers staying home for the dual with Colorado Mines and the upperclassmen going to the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif., placing second ahead of Stanford and Cal.
Several Falcons rank among the Western Athletic Conference leaders. Steffen Mount has the third fastest time in the WAC in the 50 free (20.61). Mount also ranks second in the 100 free while Michael Hannigan is third. Jordan Dahle has the fastest time in the WAC in the 200 free (1:39.23) while Andrew Faciszewski is second and Ben Brockman is third. Faciszewski, the defending WAC champion in the 1650 free, has the fastest times this season in the 500 and 1650 free. Brockman ranks second in the league in the 500 free while Garrett Glaudini is second in the 1650 free. Kris Tillery ranks second in the 100 backstroke while Brockman is second in the 200 back. Air Force holds the top two times in the 100 breast stroke as Zach Knoche is first (55.90) and Kevin Fanter is second. The Falcons also have the top two times in the WAC in the 200 breast stroke as freshman Zach Nelson is first (2:04.52) and Fanter is second. Mount has the league’s fastest time in the 100 fly (50.70). Faciszewski ranks second in the 200 fly. Fanter has the WAC’s fastest time in the 200 IM (1:52.47) while Derek Brecht is third. In the 400 IM, Faciszewski leads the league with a 4:01.19. Glaudini is second and Nelson is third.
The women’s team will be looking to avenge a loss to Wyoming last season. The Falcons are 2-3 overall this season, including a win over Utah in the season-opening meet in Grand Junction, Colo. Air Force split its squad last week with the younger swimmers staying home for the dual with Colorado Mines and the upperclassmen going to the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif. Colorado Mines defeated Air Force in the dual while the rest of the Falcons placed fourth in the Pacific Invite.
Senior Genevieve Miller was named the Mountain West swimmer of the week, the fourth honor of her career, as she won three events and placed third in another. Miller has the fastest time this season in the Mountain West in the 1650 free (16:43.57) and also ranks second in the 200 free and third in the 500 free. Freshman Lydia Knutson ranks second in the MW in the 50 free (23.76).
Swimming news courtesy of Air Force Swimming & Diving.