Boise State Faces Pac-12 Foes In SLC
Jan. 14, 2016

  • 2015-16 MW Best Times (Jan. 12, 2016)

    The Boise State women’s swimming contingent makes its final regular-season road trip this weekend, making a second trek to Salt Lake City where it will compete against a pair of Pac-12 opponents in host Utah and No. 18 (CSCAA) UCLA Friday-Saturday (Jan. 15-16). Friday’s action will begin at 6 p.m. MT, with Saturday set for an 11 a.m. MT start.

    The Broncos divers will return to action at Jan. 23’s home meet against Denver.

    This weekend’s two-day meet at Ute Natatorium will feature the second matchup between the Broncos and Utes, as Boise State defeated Utah, 158-141, in Salt Lake City back on Oct. 30 as part of a tri-meet that included Florida Gulf Coast.

    THE OPPOSITION: Host Utah will compete in its second meet of the New Year this weekend, having defeated Oregon State, 143-116, in Corvallis on Jan. 6. The Utes captured nine events at the dual, with Genevieve Robertson being victorious in three events (100 breast and 200 breast, 200 MR). Jenna Marsh (100 fly, 200 MR) and Darby Wayner (200 MR, 50 free) each picked up a pair of wins.

    UCLA, ranked 18th in the latest CSCAA Coaches Poll, will see its first action of the New Year this weekend. At the last competition for the team, Katie Grover captured the 200 fly at the Texas Invitational with a time of 1:55.45.

    LAST TIME OUT: Boise State went 3-0 in a quad meet against host UC San Diego, UNLV and Grand Canyon Jan. 2.

    Boise State captured seven of the 16 events on the women’s side in a meet that also featured San Diego State. Freshman diver Cassidy Bose topped the field in the 3-meter competition with a score of 278.20, while swimming victories were picked up by Brittany Aoyama (100 fly, 55.07), Emma Chard (200 and 500 frees – 1:51.45 and 4:58.66, respectively), Amelia Draney (1,000 free, 10:17.68) and Sam Wicks (100 back, 56.67). Chard would lead the Broncos and share the lead for most victories among all women’s swimmers at the meet with three, as she was also part of Boise State’s victorious 800 free relay (7:35.47) alongside Aoyama, Blake Balogh and Felicity Cann.

    AMONG THE MW’S TOP TIMES: A month away from the Mountain West Swimming and Diving Championships, set for Feb. 18-21 in College Station, Texas, numerous Broncos hold good spots on the Mountain West’s updated list of top times and performances. The Broncos own eight top times in the conference through Jan. 12 including four in relays (400 FR, 800 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR). Individually, Sam Wicks’ owns the top time in the 100 and 200 backs at 53.53 and 1:54.24, respectively. Brittany Aoyama owns the top 100 fly time (52.99) while Emma Chard tops the conference in the 200 free (1:46.52).

    Aoyama (100 free), Wicks (200 IM), Chard (500 free), Amelia Draney (1,650 free) and the 200 free relay quartet of Wicks, Aoyama, Katelyn Martin and Ally Kleinsorgen each boast the second-best conference times in their respective events.

    DIVERS: Boise State divers showed well in San Diego on Jan. 2, as freshman Cassidy Bose claimed her first individual title, capturing the 3-meter event with a score of 278-20. Sophomore Kacee Olson finished third on both the 1- and 3-meter boards, scoring 249.10 and 268.90, respectively. Junior Karli Kriewall took fourth on 3-meter with a score of 248.10.

    NEXT UP FOR THE BRONCOS: The Broncos return home for their final two meets of the regular season. Boise State hosts Denver on Jan. 23 for Senior Day, and finishes the slate against Oregon State on Jan. 30. Both meets will begin at noon.

    The divers will compete at the meet against Denver and participate in their final tuneup for conference championships at the AFA Invitational in Colorado Springs from Feb. 5-6.

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