Three Broncos Head to Nationals
June 26, 2017

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BOISE, Idaho
– Three Boise State swimmers Emma Chard, Ally Kleinsorgen and Emily Mathis, are in Indianapolis, Ind., for the Phillip 66 National Championships. The national competition, open on Tuesday, June 27, at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI. At stake is a chance to advance for the FINA World Championships qualifying meet.

The Boise State participants at Indianapolis are:

  • Emma Chard (Jr., Tacoma, Wash.): 200 free style, 400 free, 800 free and 1,500 free
  • Ally Kleinsorgen (So., Succasunna, N.J.): 50 and 100 backstroke
  • Emily Mathis (Jr., Santa Maria, Calif.): 200 breaststroke

All three Broncos qualified for the national championships by recording the qualifying standard during the 2016-17 collegiate season.

The three Boise State representatives are among the top 0.5 percent of swimmers from across the country to qualify for the Phillips 66 National Championships.

The unofficial timeline for when each swimmer will compete in the preliminary rounds are as follows

Emma Chard

  • 200 Free Style | Wed. (June 28) | 9 a.m. (ET)
  • 400 Free Style | Friday (June 30) | 9 a.m. (ET)
  • 800 Free Style | Tuesday (June 27) | 2:21 p.m. (ET)
  • 1,500 Free Style | Saturday (July 1) | 2:35 p.m. (ET)

Ally Kleinsorgen

  • 50 Backstroke | Thursday (June 29) | 11:43 a.m. (ET)
  • 100 Backstroke | Friday (June 30) | 11:10 a.m. (ET)

Emily Mathis

  • 200 Breaststroke | Wednesday (June 28) | 10:07 a.m. (ET)

The competition opens on Tuesday, June 27, and runs through Saturday, July 1. Prelims begin each day of competition at 9 a.m. EDT, followed by finals at 6 p.m.

This meet serves as the qualifier for the U.S. team in the pool competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships, which runs from July 23-30 in Budapest, Hungary. The winner of each Olympic event will claim an automatic spot on the roster, and a complete team selection procedure is outlined at usaswimming.org. Outside of the Olympic Games, the FINA World championships are the sport’s largest international competition.

Results at Phillips 66 Nationals also will qualify individuals for the U.S. rosters for the World University Games and FINA World Junior Championships – set for Aug. 23-28 in Indianapolis – later this summer.

Twelve hours of television coverage from Phillips 66 Nationals will be aired by NBC Sports Group with nightly broadcasts on NBC Sports Network and Universal HD and four hours of coverage on NBC on July 1-2. A webcast of the meet also will be available on usaswimming.org.

The Phillips 66 National Championships are part of the 2017 Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Comcast. The Champions Series showcases numerous Olympic sports throughout the season, highlighting the year-round quest of Team USA athletes to compete at the Olympic Games.

 


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