Bronco Swimmers Prepare For National Championship Action

July 30, 2014

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    BOISE, Idaho - A trio of Boise State women's swimmers will be in national action over the next week. Rising sophomore Katelyn Martin will compete through the weekend at the 2014 Speedo Junior National Championships while rising junior Sam Wicks and rising sophomore Brittany Aoyama will be in action at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships.

    Both events will take place at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex in Irvine, Calif. The Junior National Championships run from Wednesday-Sunday, July 30-Aug. 3, and the National Championships run from Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 6-10.

    Martin will compete in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events at junior nationals. Her first action at the meet will be Thursday in the 100-meter freestyle preliminary heats, scheduled to begin at 11:33 a.m. MT. The 50-meter freestyle prelims are scheduled for Sunday at 11:28 a.m. MT.

    A live webstream of the junior nationals can be viewed HERE.

    At nationals, Aoyama will be in the fields of the 50- and 100-meter butterfly, as well as the 50-meter freestyle. She begins competition with the 100 free prelims Aug. 6 (Wednesday), followed by the 50 fly on Aug. 7 (Thursday) and 50 free on Aug. 10 (Sunday).

    Wicks will also be competing in sprints, taking on the field in the 50- and 100-meter backstrokes as well as joining Aoyama in the 50-meter freestyle competition. The 50 back is set for Aug. 8 (Friday), with the 100 back set for Aug. 9 (Saturday) and the 50 free the following day.

    Exact times for the preliminary races are not yet out, but action is set to begin at 10 a.m. MT each day of the competition.

    All three swimmers competed at the NCAA Championships in 2014. Aoyama participated in the 100-yard butterfly and 50- and 100-yard freestyles, while Wicks took part in the 100-yard backstroke and 50- and 100-yard freestyles as well. Martin, Aoyama and Wicks were all part of Boise State's 200- and 400-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relay teams along with Sydney Johansen, Heather Harper and Jessica Bottelberghe, respectively.

    Aoyama, Martin and Wicks were all named CSCAA Academic All-Americans in 2014, as well.

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