Youth Rules In Moscow
Jan. 14, 2017

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MOSCOW, Idaho - Boise State swimming and diving captured first place in all 14 swimming events Saturday, defeating host Idaho,164-128, in Moscow. The win improves the Broncos to 3-1 in head-to-head matchups this season.

The Broncos exhibitioned the final three events of the meet, the 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 free relay, meaning that they conceded the events' maximum points to the Vandals, but still touched the pads first in each swim. Four Broncos, Monica Bottelberghe, Felicity Cann, Emma Chard and Ally Kleinsorgen, led the way Saturday with three wins apiece.

Idaho, which captured both diving events, got out to an early lead by taking first and second on 3-meter Saturday. Janelle Lucas (290.48) and Maren Seljevold (280.27) were followed by Boise State's Cassidy Bose (278.25) and Taylor Hosein (275.40) in third and fourth, respectively.

From that point on, however, it was all Broncos, beginning with the foursome of Kleinsorgen, Robin Pinger, Laura Williams and Cody Evans taking the 200 medley relay in 1:44.98, followed by the Bronco B team of Abbey Sorensen, Emily Mathis, Bottelberghe and Emmie Jennings in second at 1:46.27. Chard picked up the first of her three wins in the next event, the 1,650 free, touching in 17:25.79 to lead a 1-2-3 Bronco sweep that also featured freshmen Ally Schultz (17:56.96) and Jamie Nats (18:06.75) in second and third, respectively.

Cann got her second win as she captured the 200 free in 1:50.65, going 1-2 with Evans (1:52.18). Kleinsorgen was next up, taking the 100 back in an NCAA B cut time of 54.98, and Pinger picked up her second win with a winning time of 1:05.57 in the 100 breast. Bottelberghe became the next Bronco to pick up a second victory, claiming the 200 fly in 2:07.84 followed by Anne Boodt (2:10.29) in second. Sorensen ran the Bronco win streak to seven in the eight event, winning the 50 free in 23.39 with Jennings right behind her at 24.11.

On 1-meter, Hosein paced the Broncos with 275.25 points, placing second behind Idaho's Nikki Imanaka (279.52). The Broncos got back to winning ways as the swim events resumed, with Chard (51.36), Evans (51.65) and Jennings (52.96) going 1-2-3 in the 100 free followed by Sorensen (2:00.65) and Emily Tanasse (2:06.91) going 1-2 in the 200 back. Mathis captured the 200 breast in 2:19.14 with Cann taking the 500 free in 5:02.15 to round out Boise State's scoring for the day.

Although they exhibitioned the final three events with an insurmountable lead, the Broncos still competed to the end. Bottelberghe out-touched Idaho's Emily Kliewer by one-hundredth of a second in the 100 fly, winning with a time of 57.48, while Chard clocked a 2:05.98 in the 200 IM for a six-second victory. The Broncos rounded out the day with the top time in the 400 free relay, as the quartet of Kleinsorgen, Cann, Jennings and Bottelberghe touched first in 3:29.50.

Boise State continues its busy January next week, visiting Wyoming (Jan. 20) and Denver (Jan. 21) for back-to-back duals.

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