Broncos Close Day Three At NCAAs
March 17, 2017

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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Boise State got a pleasant surprise Friday morning at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships as the 200 medley relay swam competitively despite some substitutions from its Mountain West champion quartet.

    With Felicity Cann swimming the breaststroke leg, the relay, also consisting of Ally Kleinsorgen (back), Katelyn Martin (fly) and Abbey Sorensen (free), posted a time of 1:38.60 in prelims, only 0.94 of a second slower than the relay's conference title-winning time. The time Friday was good for 24th overall.

    "For being a makeshift relay, Ally and Katelyn put together among the fastest splits in the back and fly legs among all teams in prelims. And Abbey's been rock solid and really consistent for us all meet," said Boise State head coach Jeremy Kipp. "We put it together with little expectations, but I think we still put up a pretty competitive relay. It was a fun relay that ended up being faster than we thought it would go."

    Boise State is 32nd in the team standings with 10 points, earned Wednesday with the 200 free relay's 12th-place finish.

    Brittany Aoyama swam her final collegiate 100 fly, clocking a 52.71 to finish 33rd. Emma Chard was in action as well, swimming the 200 free in 1:48.02 to finish 50th. Martin was entered in the 100 fly but did not compete.

    "Brittany took her 100 fly out four-tenths a second to a half-second faster than she has all year, and it caught up to her over the final 50," Kipp said. "The goal at NCAAs is to stay within yourselves. A lot of swimmers come here thinking they have to do something extraordinary but that's not the case. We're maybe guilty of doing a little too much."

    The Broncos close out their trip to NCAAs Saturday, with prelims beginning at 8 a.m. MT. Aoyama and Martin will compete in the 100 free to start, followed by 400 free relay heats. Sophomore diver Cassidy Bose will make her debut at the national meet as the platform prelims are scheduled for a 10:15 a.m. MT start, and Chard is scheduled to swim the 1,650 free, which begins its heats at approximately 1:45 p.m. MT.

    "Tomorrow is about going out with best times and going out on a high note. We'll see what happens and how fast we'll go," Kipp said.

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