SoCal Trip Closes At UCLA
Jan. 5, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State swimming and diving closes its annual trip to Southern California Friday in Westwood, taking on host UCLA and Kansas in tri-meet action at 1 p.m. MT at UCLA's Spieker Aquatics Center.

The Broncos bring a 1-0 record in dual meets into the event and are coming off a strong performance at the UCSD Invitational Monday win which the swimmers racked up 354 points and captured six of the eight swimming events. The total was good for second-most in the six-team field even considering the fact that Boise State was one of just two teams in the field to not enter any competitors in the two diving events.

Senior Brittany Aoyama and sophomore Ally Kleinsorgen posted three victories apiece Monday, with each being part of the winning 800 medley relay. Aoyama's remaining two wins came in the 100 fly and 100 free while Kleinsorgen took the 100 back and was part of the victorious 200 free relay. Junior Emma Chard picked up the sixth win of the day, capturing the 200 IM while also taking second in the 500 free and third in the 100 breast. Along with Aoyama and Kleinsorgen, senior Felicity Cann and junior Emily Mathis were part of the winning 800 medley relay team, while on the 200 free Kleinsorgen teamed with senior Katelyn Martin and sophomores Cody Evans and Abbey Sorensen.

UCLA (8-1) comes in with dual-meet victories over Arizona and Arizona State to its name, having captured 10 of 16 events against the Sun Devils. Bruin freshmen Kenisha Liu and Amy Okada have made immediate impacts, with Liu picking up numerous wins in the 200 free and 200 IM, and Okada being a solid butterfly specialist who will provide a good challenge for Boise State's Aoyama.

Kansas is 3-1 entering Friday's tri-meet, with the event being the Jayhawk swimmers' first competition since the Kansas Classic on Nov. 18. The Jayhawks finished second at their home event, led by distance freestyler Libby Walker.

Boise State will return to Idaho after the meet, with its next competition a dual meet at Idaho from Jan. 13-14.

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