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Gwin Wins 200 IM Title, Sets New School Record on Day Two of the WAC Championships –


LAS VEGAS, Nev./FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Air Force Academy men’s swimming and diving team continued the 2021 Western Athletic Conference Championships with day two, Thursday, Feb. 25. The Falcons competed in four more swimming events at UNLV’s Buchanan Natatorium, while the divers competed on the 1-meter springboard at Northern Arizona’s Aquatic Center.
 
The day was highlighted by junior Isaac Gwin, who claimed a WAC title in the 200 IM with a new school record time of 1:45.98, which is an NCAA B cut. It broke the previous school record of 1:46.54 set by Michael Barnosky back in 2016. It is the second school record that Gwin holds now, as he also has the program standard in the 100 back. It also marks the second year in a row AF has won the WAC title in the 200 IM after Zach Nelson won the crown last year.
 
Junior Adam Grimm was also in the 200 IM finals, and he touched in with a fourth place finish. His prelim time of 1:47.64 was the fifth-fastest time in Academy history.
 
Senior Cole Armagost got his final WAC Championships off to a great start, as he took runner-up on the 1-meter dive with a finals score of 307.55 to set a new season-high. Junior Jack Macceca also qualified for the finals, and he placed eighth overall.
 
Elsewhere in the other individual swimming events, junior Corey Shepard set the fourth-fastest 50 free time in program history with a prelim time of 19.97. He placed fifth in the finals with a 20 second flat. Sophomore Wen Zhang qualified for the finals in the 500 freestyle, and the reigning WAC Freshman of the Year placed seventh overall with a time of 4:26.80.
 
Finally, in the lone relay of the day, the 200 free relay, the squad of Zhang, junior Andrew Limpert, freshman Jacob Bulseco, and Shepard placed fourth with a team season best of 1:19.24.
 
As a team, the Falcons have 212 points to sit in second place overall. The host Rebels of UNLV lead the way with 333 points.
 
Day three of the WAC Championships continue tomorrow, Feb. 26, with six more swimming events and the 3-meter dive. Prelim swimming action will begin at noon MT, with the finals at 7 p.m. MT. The divers will begin at 10:30 a.m. MT with finals at 6:30 p.m. MT.



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