Broncos in Fourth at CSCAA National Invite
March 8, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Boise State sits in fourth place after day one at the 2018 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) National Invitational Championships at Annapolis, Md. Boise State claimed three top-11 individual finishes along with third-place results for both the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays as the blue and orange racked up 96 points.

The day begin with the preliminary rounds in the morning at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Lejeune Hall. After the prelims Boise State advanced three individuals into the finals Thursday night.

Freshman Hayley Hill swam a 4:50.85 in the 500 freestyle prelims to place eighth and advance into the A Final in the evening session. Hill did not disappoint in the final as she shaved more than five seconds off her time to record a career-best 4:45.30 to place second overall.

Boise State saw four race in the 50 freestyle prelims with two advancing into the finals later Thursday. The Broncos were led by Ally Kleinsorgen who clocked the top Bronco prelim time of 23.19 to place ninth and reach the B Final. The junior from New Jersey then won the B Final with a 23.09 which was good for ninth overall.

Sophomore Emmie Jennings also reached the B Final in the 50 free after turning in a 23.22 in the prelims (10th). She then followed with a 23.30 in the final to place third in the race and 11th overall.

Cody Evans swam a 23.54 in the 50 free prelims good for 25th, while Molly Hogg finished at 24.40.

The last individual event was the 200 individual medley where senior Emily Mathis clocked a 2:05.03 to place 23rd overall.

The first relay on Thursday night was the 200 freestyle where Boise State’s Kleinsorgen, Jennings, Hogg and Evans swam a 1:31.92 to place third out of 29 teams.

The night wrapped up with the 400 medley relay where Kleinsorgen, Mathis, Jennings and Evans teamed up to clock a 3:40.38, good for third out of 23 teams in the event.      

The CSCAA National Invitational Championships featuring 49 colleges runs through Saturday at Annapolis, Md. Rice leads the team competition with 143 points followed by Florida International (136) in second, Denver (114) in third, Boise State (96) in fourth, while San Jose State and South Carolina (91) are tied for fifth.

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