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Denver Sweeps Air Force in Sprint Dual

Jan. 27, 2018

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Denver men's and women's swimming and diving programs combined to win all but one event en-route to defeating Air Force in a sprint dual on Saturday at Schlessman Natatorium on the campus of Colorado College. 

Denver's women outscored Air Force 242-80, while the Pioneer men upended the Falcons 227-89.

In the non-sprint events, Denver opened the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay as the quartet of senior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.), junior Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario), senior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) and junior Lauren Moden (Parker, Colo.) combined for a 1:41.70.

On the men's side, senior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Ore.), freshman Cy Jager (Moscow, Idaho), sophomore Peter Webster (Odense, Denmark) and sophomore Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.) turned in a 1:28.57.

The relays were followed up by the 200 free. Sophomore Andi Johnston (Fort Collins, Colo.), freshman Aysia Leckie (Georgetown, Ontario) and senior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.) swept the podium in the women's race. Johnston touched the final wall in 1:50.14, Leckie clocked in at 1:51.82 and the reigning Summit League Women's Swimmer of the Week Myers finished in 1:51.93.

Denver's men also swept the podium with redshirt-freshman Stephen Calkins (Calgary, Alberta), sophomore Colin Gilbert (Kamloops, B.C.) and junior Kyle Ewoldt (Gilbert, Ariz.) taking the top three spots. Calkins took the top spot with a 1:36.40, Gilbert clocked in at 1:38.96 and Ewoldt was timed at 1:40.40.

After the sprint prelims, Myers, junior Annelyse Tullier (Dallas, Texas) and Johnston took the top three spots in the women's 500 free. Myers won the event with a 4:54.88, ahead of Tullier's 4:56.25 and Johnston's 5:00.41.

Following the sprint semifinals, Gilbert and senior Alex Walton (Boulder, Colo.) took 1-2 in the men's 500 free. Gilbert out-swam his teammate with a 4:31.64, a few seconds ahead of Walton's 4:35.55 in the lone men's distance race of the afternoon.

The sprint finals followed the men's 500. Calkins earned Denver's first sprint victory with his 21.51 in the men's 50 fly. Webster finished behind the redshirt-freshman with a 21.72.

Denver swept the two 50 yard backstroke events with McCormick winning the women's race in 25.68 and Loncar taking the men's race with a 22.20. Moden finished second in the women's 50 back with a 25.99.

Andison and junior Courtney Laird (Overland Park, Kan.) claimed the top two spots in the women's 50 breast finals. The two-time All-American Andison won the race with a 28.92, followed closely behind Laird's 29.01. Jager captured the men's 50 breast in 25.37.

In the final two sprints of the night Denver combined for six spots of the top four of both freestyle events. Senior Morgan Wice-Roslin (Colorado Springs, Colo.) led a trio of DU women's swimmers in the 50 free, taking the event tile with a 22.69. McCormick finished third in 23.32 and Moden clocked in at 23.44 to finish fourth.

On the men's side, Farber out-swam Calkins for the event tile as the two sprinters finished in 19.80 and 20.27, respectively. Freshman Cameron Auchinachie (Binghamton, N.Y.) touched fourth in the 50 free finals with a 20.42.

Following the sprint finals, Myers claimed the women's 200 IM with a 2:02.79 and Ewoldt took the men's 200 IM with a 1:51.98.

The dual meet wrapped up with the 200 free relays. Denver's freestyle sprinters combined to win both events. Moden, Wice-Roslin, McCormick and Bradley combined for a 1:33.25 on the women's side, while Farber, Auchinachie, Calkins and Loncar won the men's race in 1:19.78.

Outside of the sprint races, Denver's times were good enough for pool records in every other event.

NCAA B Standards


 

 

Men's 200 Free - Stephen Calkins - 1:36.40 - NCAA B Standard

Men's 50 Free Semifinals - Sid Farber - 20.12 - NCAA B Standard

Men's 50 Free Finals - Sid Farber - 19.80 - NCAA B Standard

Women's 50 Free Prelims - Morgan Wice-Roslin - 22.83 - NCAA B Standard

Women's 50 Free Semifinals - Morgan Wice-Roslin - 22.93 - NCAA B Standard

Women's 50 Free Finals - Morgan Wice-Roslin - 22.69 - NCAA B Standard

Saturday's Event Winners

Women's 200 Medley Relay -McCormick, Andison, Bradley, Moden - 1:41.70

Men's 200 Medley Relay - Loncar, Jager, Webster, Farber - 1:28.57

Women's 200 Free - Andi Johnston - 1:50.14

Men's 200 Free - Stephen Calkins - 1:36.40

Women's' 50 Back Prelims - Morgan McCormick - 25.58

Men's 50 Back Prelims - Anton Loncar - 22.63

Women's 50 Breast Prelims - Bailey Andison - 28.75

Men's 50 Breast Prelims - Cy Jager - 25.60

Women's 50 Free Prelims - Morgan Wice-Roslin - 22.83

Women's 500 Free - Maddie Myers - 4:54.88

Men's 50 Fly Semifinals - Stephen Calkins - 22.10

Women's 50 Back Semifinals - Morgan McCormick - 25.55

Women's 50 Breast Semifinals - Bailey Andison - 28.45

Men's 50 Breast Semifinals - Cy Jager - 25.68

Women's 50 Free Semifinals - Morgan Wice-Roslin - 22.93

Men's 50 Free Semifinals - Sid Farber - 20.12

Men's 500 Free - Colin Gilbert - 4:31.64

Men's 50 Fly Finals - Stephen Calkins - 21.51

Women's 50 Back Finals - Morgan McCormic - 25.68

Men's 50 Back Finals - Anton Loncar - 22.20

Women's 50 Breast Finals - Bailey Andison - 28.92

Men's 50 Breast Finals - Cy Jager - 25.37

Women's 50 Free Finals - Morgan Wice-Roslin - 22.69

Men's 50 Free Finals - Sid Farber - 19.80

Women's 200 IM - Maddie Myers - 2:02.79

Men's 200 IM - Kyle Ewoldt - 1:51.98

Women's 200 Free Relay - Moden, Wice-Roslin, McCormick, Bradley - 1:33.25

Men's 200 Free Relay - Farber, Auchinachie, Calkins, Loncar - 1:19.78

UP NEXT: Denver's divers head to Air Force Feb. 2-3 (9 a.m. MT) before both swimming and diving programs head to the Summit League Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. Feb. 14-17.

ALUMNI GIVING CHALLENGE

The University of Denver is holding an alumni giving challenge for the 2017-2018 season in an effort to increase student-athlete alumni participation in the Denver Athletics Annual Fund. The sport with the highest percentage of alumni participation will receive an additional $10,000 of support through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Alumni can make a gift onlineby calling 303-871-2388 during normal business hours or by sending a check to:

Athletics Development Office

Attn: Kaley Rickert

2201 E. Asbury Avenue 

Denver, CO 80208  

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