Relay Win Caps Night One In Texas
Nov. 17, 2016

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    MANSFIELD, Texas – Boise State swimming opened the 2016 Art Adamson Invitational with a victory in the 200 free relay, the highlight of a strong opening in Mansfield, Texas.

    The quartet of Brittany Aoyama, Abbey Sorensen, Katelyn Martin and Ally Kleinsorgen touched the wall in 1:29.58, beating host Texas A&M by 0.41 of a second and third-place LSU by 0.64 of a second. The Broncos trailed Texas A&M and LSU by nearly a second at the halfway point before Martin clocked a 21.88 on the third leg to get the Broncos into a virtual dead heat, and Kleinsorgen (22.46 on the anchor leg) outswam her Aggie and Tiger counterparts to bring home the win.

    Boise State’s “B” squad of Emmie Jennings, Cody Evans, Monica Bottelberghe and Georgia Zacest finished seventh in the event, clocking a 1:33.98.

    The Broncos also shined in the 50 free, placing four in the top 12 led by Aoyama (22.45) in second and Martin (22.52) in fifth, with both hitting NCAA B cuts. Kleinsorgen (23.14) took second in the B final for a 10th-place overall finish while Sorensen (23.24) was fourth for a 12th-place finish.

    Emma Chard took third in the 500 free A final, hitting an NCAA B cut with a time of 4:44.18, improving her prelims time of 4:47.63 by more than three seconds. Felicity Cann also hit a B cut, touching the wall in 4:46.15 to take sixth in the event. In the B final, Amelia Draney clocked a 4:48.35 to finish second, and 10th overall, while freshman Ally Schultz finished in 4:55.15 to take eighth in the race and 16th overall.

    Fellow freshman Robin Pinger topped all Broncos in the 200 IM, finishing 15th overall in 2:02.59, while Emily Mathis was 22nd in 2:04.01.

    The night finished with the 400 medley relay, with the Bronco quartet of Kleinsorgen, Pinger, Aoyama and Martin taking fifth in 3:37.81, just under five seconds behind the winning team from Texas A&M (3:32.89).


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