Broncos Host Oregon State Saturday
Jan. 28, 2016

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State swimming and diving hosts its final dual meet of the 2015-16 season Saturday, welcoming Oregon State to the Boise West YMCA. The meet, a swimming-only affair, will begin at noon.

Despite not featuring any competitive diving, Saturday’s meet will feature a diving exhibition during the 20-minute break following the 50 free.

LAST TIME OUT: Boise State won its 20th in a row at home last Saturday, defeating Denver 156-144. The meet came down to the final event, the 400 free relay, which the Bronco quartet of Brittany Aoyama, Katelyn Martin, Emma Chard and Felicity Cann captured in a time of 3:23.01 to seal the meet win.

Aoyama led all swimmers with four wins (400 FR, 100 free, 100 fly, 200 MR), boosting her to a second Mountain West Swimmer of the Week honor on Tuesday (Jan. 26). Cann recorded three wins, as along with the relay win she swept the 200 and 500 frees, as did Martin, who captured the 50 free to go with both relay wins.

On the diving boards, the Broncos dominated as Karli Kriewall captured the 3-meter (299.40) and Kacee Olson the 1-meter (277.20). Kriewall, Cassidy Bose (295.05) and Olson (294.45) all posted NCAA Zone Qualifying scores on 3-meter en route to a sweep of the top-three spots, while on 1-meter Olson and Kriewall (270.00) each posted zone qualifying scores.

KEEP THE HOME STREAK GOING: Boise State has won 20-straight meets at the Boise West YMCA, a streak dating back to the beginning of the 2009-10 season. The Broncos' last dual-meet loss at home was a 162.5-131.5 defeat at the hands of Idaho on Jan. 26, 2008.

THE OPPOSITION: Oregon State comes into Boise following a two-meet weekend last week that resulted in losses to Washington State (154-100) and Idaho (188-106).

Senior Sammy Harrison swept the 500 and 1,000 frees at each meet, while Andrea Young won the 200 IM at each meet.

Amani Amr captured the 100 back against the Vandals, while against the Cougars the Oregon State 400 free relay of Amr, Czsarina Isleta, Young and Claire McLaggan was victorious.

AMONG THE MW’S TOP TIMES/SCORES: Less than a month away from the Mountain West Swimming and Diving Championships, set for Feb. 17-20 in College Station, Texas, numerous Broncos hold good spots on the Mountain West’s updated list of top times and performances. Through Jan. 26, the Broncos own eight top times in the conference 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.


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