COLLEGE STATION, Texas/FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –
The Air Force Academy men's swimming team concluded its time at the Art Adamson Invitational, while the diving squad opened action at the Lumberjack Diving Invitational, Friday, Nov. 16.
After three days of competition, the swimmers finished fourth out of six teams, totaling 358.5 points. The host Texas A&M Aggies won the event, while the Falcons finished in front of Incarnate Word and SMU.
Air Force's biggest swim of the day came courtesy of junior co-captain Zach Nelson
, as he achieved an NCAA B Cut time in the 200 breast, swimming to a new personal best of 1:58.22, breaking his previous best of 1:58.30. It is the Falcons' first B Cut time this season. The swim was also Air Force's highest event finish of the week, as Nelson took fourth in that event.
The next highest finish on the day for Air Force was in the 200 fly, as sophomore Peter Lochmaier
finished his solid overall week with a 10th place finish in the 200 fly, clocking in with a 1:47.13. In the lone relay of the day, which was also the final event of the Invite, Air Force placed fifth in the 400 free relay, finishing at 3:00.88.
In the opening event of the day, the 200 back, sophomore Ben Settle
was the top placer for the Blue and Silver, taking 15th with a 1:49.20. Finally, in the 100 free, freshman Corey Shepard
was the top finisher for Air Force, as he placed 13th with a 45.72.
Meanwhile, in Arizona, the Falcons competed in the 1-meter alongside the University of Arizona. Sophomore Cole Armagost
took second in the event, finishing with a total score (prelim and final) of 543.25. Fellow sophomore Jack Zocher
was right behind him, taking third with a 505.60.
The swimmers will now take a break from competition over the next few weeks, as they don't return to action until Dec. 19 for a dual against Cal Poly. The divers will remain in Arizona for day two of the Lumberjack Diving Invite tomorrow, Nov. 17.