Northern Arizona Women, Air Force Men On Way to WAC Titles After Day 2

Photo Courtesy: Juan DeLeon/WAC

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks remain in first place with a commanding lead after day two of the 2016 Western Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships.  On the men’s side, Air Force is also in first place with a six-point lead over Grand Canyon.

On the women’s side, the WAC crowned new champions in all five events.  Northern Arizona’s Kendall Brown won the 500-yard freestyle (4:50.88), NM State’s Dorottya Lennert won the 200 IM (2:01.66), Grand Canyon’s Jovanna Koens won the 50 free (22.92), Northern Arizona’s Alexa Geiger won the three-meter diving (322.05) and Northern Arizona won the 200 free relay from lane one with a time of 1:31.58.

On the men’s side, the champions of four of the five events won for the third year in a row.  Grand Canyon’s Iegor Lytvenok won the 200-yard individual medley (1:44.91), UNLV’s Dillon Virva won the 50 free (19.26) after setting a new WAC record in the prelims (19.09), Air Force’s Nathanael Zillweger won the one-meter diving after winning the three-meter the day before, and UNLV won the 200 free relay with a time of 1:18.25.

Action continues Friday at the CRWC Natatorium in Houston with the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, men’s platform diving and the 400 medley relays. Prelims begin at 10:30 a.m. and the finals start at 6:00 p.m.

WAC contributed this report.

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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