Air Force Women's Swimming & Diving Drops Season-Opener to New Mexico
Oct. 5, 2012
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force women's swimming & diving opened the 2012-13 season narrowly getting edged out by New Mexico, 163-147, Friday night at the Cadet Natatorium. The Falcons won seven events on the evening, led by junior Hannah Cesare and sophomore Kim Davis.
Davis won the 200 individual medley and the 200 breaststroke and took third in the 100 breast. Cesare won the 100 and 200 freestyle events.
Air Force also had wins in the 100 butterfly, 200 backstroke and 500 free. Freshmen Jenna Tasic and Sarah Menke had outstanding debuts, with Tasic winning the 100 fly and Menke winning the 500 free. Menke also took second in the 1000 free.
Junior Samantha Laughlin won the 200 backstroke and took second in the 100 free, missing first by .11 seconds.
The Falcons strongest event was the 100 fly, where Tasic, Haley Holcombe and Gabbrielle Aranda combined to go 1-2-3. The Falcons also went 1-2 in the 200 free, as Erin Bleyl followed Cesare in second place.
The Falcons return to action Saturday, Oct. 13 at New Mexico State.