Northern Arizona Women, Air Force Men Take Day 1 Lead at Western Athletic Conference Championships

Photo Courtesy: Nicholas Canaday/Northern Arizona

The 2016 Western Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship began today with three events.  Defending women’s champion Northern Arizona has the early day one lead while Air Force is in first place on the men’s side.

Grand Canyon won the men’s 200-yard medley relay (1:25.41) while Northern Arizona took the gold for the women in 1:41.45.  Northern Arizona diver Alexa Geiger won the women’s 1-meter crown with a score of 302.30. Grand Canyon swept the men’s relay events on the night with a win in the 800-yard free relay (6:26.34) while CSU Bakersfield won the women’s title with a time of 7:18.33. The evening ended with Nathanael Zillweger of Air Force winning the men’s 3-meter with a score of 360.45, just shy of the WAC championship record.

Action continues tomorrow at the CRWC Natatorium in Houston with the 500-yard freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle, men’s 1-meter diving, women’s 3-meter diving and the 200 freestyle relay. Prelims begin at 10:30 a.m. and the finals start at 6:00 p.m.

DAY ONE FINALS 
200 Medley Relay Champions – W: Northern Arizona | M: Grand Canyon
800 Freestyle Relay Champions – W: CSU Bakersfield | M: Grand Canyon
Women’s 1-Meter Diving Champion: Alexa Geiger, Northern Arizona
Men’s 3-Meter Diving Champion: Nathanael Zillweger, Air Force
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Author: Jason Marsteller

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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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