Broncos Win 200 Medley Relay
Feb. 14, 2018


SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Boise State swimming and diving began defense of its 2017 Mountain West Championship Wednesday at San Antonio, Texas, where the Broncos’ 200-yard medley relay team won and the 800-yard freestyle relay took second to lead the blue and orange. In all, three events were ran on the opening day with Boise State scoring 135 points overall to sit in fourth place behind San Diego State (189) and Nevada (189) who are tied for first, while Wyoming (161) sits in third.  

The MW Championships opened Wednesday afternoon with the 1-meter springboard competition where Boise State’s Cassidy Bose opened with a 12th-place finish out of 37 divers. The junior scored a 249.93 during the preliminaries, while freshman Taylor Clark tallied a 204.78. Bose advanced into the B final for the 1-meter dive where she improved upon her prelim score with a 255.15 to place fourth in the consolation final and 12th overall.

Opening day at the MW Championships are important for the Broncos with the swimming of the 200-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relays. Boise State traditionally does well in relays and swept all five titles in 2017 on their way to the team championship. In fact, the blue and orange has won 23 of the 40 relays at the last eight conference championships and 9-of-10 in the last two years since coach Jeremy Kipp arrived.

Wednesday night the Broncos started off strong once again as the 200-yard medley relay team of Ally Kleinsorgen, Robin Pinger, Emmie Jennings and Abbey Sorensen successfully defended Boise State’s title from 2017 clocking the fourth-fastest time in program history with a 1:38.23. The victory was also the third straight for the Broncos in the 200 medley relay and the fourth all-time in program history.

The 800-yard freestyle relay was a battle the whole way between second-seeded Boise State, top-seeded Nevada and third-seeded San Diego State. The Broncos’ four-member team of Emma Chard, Cody Evans, Hayley Hill and Lucia Davis clocked a 7:11.39, the seventh-fastest time in program history, but were edged out by Nevada down the stretch as the blue and orange placed second.

The action continues Thursday morning at 11 a.m. (CT) with preliminaries in the 500-yard freestyle followed by the 200-yard individual medley, 50-yard freestyle and 3-meter springboard diving. Finals will start at 6:30 p.m. (CT) at Palo Alto College’s Aquatic Center.


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