Air Force at Denver
- Oct. 19, 2019
- Denver, Colorado
- Men: Denver def. Air Force 203-95
Courtesy: Denver Athletics
DENVER – The University of Denver men’s swimming and diving program defeated Air Force 203-95 on Saturday afternoon at El Pomar Natatorium. The match served as the Pioneers’ men’s program’s senior day meet.
The Pioneers won 13 of the 14 swimming events on the afternoon.
Junior Cameron Auchinachie (Binghamton, N.Y.) earned four event wins (2 individual and 2 relay) and senior Colin Gilbert (Kamloops, B.C.) took three, including both distance freestyle races. Junior Adriel Sanes (Rosharon, Texas) swept the two breaststroke events, and senior Hugo Sykes (Weston, Conn.) rounded out Denver’s multi-event winners with a victory in the 200 free and the 200 free relay.
Saturday’s Event Wins
200 Medley Relay – Neil Wachtler, Cy Jager, Adriel Sanes, Cameron Auchinachie – 1:30.16
1000 Free – Colin Gilbert – 9:38.43
200 Free – Hugo Sykes – 1:40.52
100 Breast – Adriel Sanes – 56.26
200 Fly – Colin Gilbert – 1:50.99
50 Free – Cameron Auchinachie – 20.05
100 Free – Cameron Auchinachie – 44.77
200 Back – Patrick Groters – 1:49.97
200 Breast – Adriel Sanes – 2:03.37
500 Free – Colin Gilbert – 4:37.61
100 Fly – Graham Walker – 50.83
400 IM – David Mihalic – 4:06.27
200 Free Relay – Cameron Auchinachie, Hugo Sykes, Jackson Gainer, Adriel Sanes – 1:21.24
UP NEXT: Denver’s men’s and women’s programs head to Tucson, Ariz., next week to take on Arizona and Hawai’i in a two-day dual.
Courtesy: Air Force Athletics
DENVER, Colo. – The Air Force Academy men’s swimming and diving team fell in dual action at the University of Denver, 203-95, Saturday afternoon, Oct. 19, at El Pomar Natatorium. The Falcons had three event wins in the 16-event meet, while taking second in six others.
“It was a tough day for us today at Denver,” Head Coach Rob Clayton said. “We came out flat, and I think that can be partly attributed to last night with such an emotional hard fought meet against Wyoming. We were spent, both physically and emotionally, and we ran up against a really good Denver team, who was tremendous today.”
Air Force’s swimming event win came in the 100 back, as sophomore Isaac Gwin touched in first with a 49.08. The other two event wins came on the diving board, as freshman Brett Jenkins took gold in the 1-meter, and junior Jack Zocher was the winner in the 3-meter.
Air Force’s second place finishes came first in the 200 medley relay, and then in individual events with the 100 breast and 400 IM from senior Zach Nelson, the 200 fly from sophomore Andrew Limpert, the 100 free from sophomore Matthew Lattin, and the 100 fly from sophomore Aaron Pang.
“Overall it was a good weekend,” Clayton continued. “We learned a lot we’re going to grow and get better from here. We have a lot to work on over the next couple of weeks.”
The Falcons will now have the rest of October away from competition, as they won’t return to the pool until November 1 when they face Colorado Mesa and the Colorado School of Mines in a tri-meet. Start time at the Cadet Natatorium is set for 5 p.m.