Final Regular-Season Action On Deck
Jan. 26, 2017

Boise State vs. Northern Arizona, Nevada (swimming only)
Saturday (Jan. 28)
11 a.m. - Boise West YMCA

AFA Diving Invitational (diving only)
Friday-Saturday (Jan. 27-28)

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State swimming and diving split off for the final weekend of regular-season competition, with the swimmers hosting Northern Arizona and Nevada in a tri-meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Boise West YMCA, and the divers headed to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the AFA Diving Invitational Friday-Saturday.

Live updates will be available for Saturday's tri-meet on Twitter at @BroncoSportsSD.

The Broncos are 6-1 on the year in head-to-head matchups heading into Saturday's 14-event tri-meet. Each competition this weekend is the last for the Broncos in the run-up to the 2017 Mountain West Swimming and Diving Championships, scheduled for Feb. 15-18 in College Station, Texas.

Boise State is coming off of a weekend road sweep of Wyoming and No. 22 Denver and Colorado Mesa in the altitude of Laramie and Denver. Senior Brittany Aoyama was named College Swimming News National Swimmer of the Week for the second time in her career and the Mountain West Swimmer of the Week for the 11th time of her career for her performance over the weekend, winning seven of her eight events and posting top-three conference times in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 100 free. Junior Emma Chard was also named College Swimming News' Mountain West Swimmer of the Week after picking up five wins over the two meets, sweeping the 200 and 500 frees in Laramie and the 500 and 1,000 frees in Denver.

On the diving boards, junior Kacee Olson picked up a pair of wins, capturing the 3-meter event at Wyoming and topping the 1-meter field the next day at Denver. Senior Karli Kriewall topped the 1-meter field at Denver.

Saturday against Northern Arizona and Nevada, the order of events will be as follows:
200 medley relay
1,000 free
200 free
100 back
100 breast
200 fly
50 free
(20-minute break)
100 free
200 back
200 breast
500 free
100 fly
(15-minute break)
200 IM
400 free relay

Nevada, 5-0 on the year in head-to-head action, is coming off of a 179-118 victory over San Jose State last Saturday, highlighted by senior Teresa Baerens winning three events: the 100 free, 200 free and 200 IM. Northern Arizona (4-6) is also coming off of a victory, having defeated Northern Colorado, 170-91, last Saturday. In that meet, four Lumberjack swimmers, Urte Kazakeviciute (100 breast, 200 breast), Alina Staffeldt (50 free, 200 free), Kimmy Richter (100 fly, 500 free) and Fernanda Montiel (100 back, 200 back) each won a pair of events. The Lumberjacks also split a tri-meet earlier this month, defeating Oregon State (167-125) and falling to Arizona (178-118).

The Bronco divers begin action in Colorado Springs Friday with the 1-meter and platform competitions. The 1-meter prelims are set to begin at 10 a.m., with the finals scheduled for 1:20 p.m. The platform prelims are scheduled for 5:15 p.m. with the finals at 8 p.m. Saturday's 3-meter competition is set to begin with prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 2:15 p.m.

Heading into this weekend's action, Bronco swimmers own nine top event times in the Mountain West, including all five relays. Brittany Aoyama tops the conference times in three individual events: the 50 free (22.45), 100 free (49.03) and 100 fly (52.04), along with four relays. Senior Felicity Cann has the conference's top 200 free time (1:47.01).

On the diving side of things, senior Karli Kriewall's average 1-meter score of 265.47 ranks seventh in the conference, while her 3-meter average of 266.19 is 10th, tops among the Bronco divers. Olson is seventh in the conference with an average score of 207.90 on platform.


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