Boise State Earns Invites To NCAA Meet
March 2, 2016

  • Official NCAA Championships Psych Sheet | Relays Invited | Invitees by Institution

    BOISE, Idaho – The NCAA announced Wednesday the swimmers who have been invited to the 2016 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, with four Boise State relay teams and three swimmers earning invitations.

    The 2016 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by Georgia Tech, will take place March 16-19 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

    The diving competitors at the meet will be determined through NCAA Zone Diving Championships around the country next week. Four Boise State divers, Cassidy Bose, Kiley Carlson, Karli Kriewall and Kacee Olson, will compete at the Zone E Championships in Flagstaff, Ariz., March 7-9.

    Senior Sam Wicks, junior Brittany Aoyama and sophomore Emma Chard were all invited to compete in individual events, while all three Broncos freestyle relays (200, 400, 800) and the 200 medley relay were also invited.

    Wicks, competing in her third-straight NCAA Championships meet, qualified for the 200 IM (1:57.18, 30th among qualifiers), 100 back (52.03, 21st) and 200 back (1:54.24, 36th). Aoyama, also making her third-consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships, was invited in the 100 fly (52.74, 38th) while Chard, making her debut at the national meet, qualified for the 200 free (1:45.11, 25th) and 500 free (4:40.21, 20th).

    In the relay events, Boise State’s 200, 400 and 800 free relays all qualified automatically for the national meets with their respective A cuts from the Mountain West Championships two weeks ago. The 200 free relay quartet of Wicks, Aoyama, junior Katelyn Martin and freshman Abbey Sorensen posted the 13th-fastest qualifying time at 1:28.93. The 400 free relay of Wicks, Aoyama, Chard and Martin qualified 14th with a time of 3:15.38, while the 800 free relay time of 7:08.60 set by Aoyama, Chard, senior Blake Balogh and junior Felicity Cann was also 14th-fastest among its peers.

    The 200 medley relay was also invited to compete with a time of 1:37.63, the second-best provisional time after the 18 automatic qualifiers.

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