Utah Doubleheader On Tap For Broncos
Oct. 29, 2015

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    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women’s swimming and diving makes its first road trip of the 2015-16, heading to Utah for a pair of meets.

    The Broncos begin the weekend in Salt Lake City Friday afternoon, taking on host Utah and Florida Gulf Coast at 5 p.m., then head south to Provo to take on BYU Saturday at noon.

    Bronco fans can follow the action on Twitter at @BroncoSportsSD.

    THE OPPOSITION: Boise State faces a pair of teams Friday that, like the Broncos, hold spots in CollegeSwimming.com’s Top 50. While the Broncos checked in at No. 34 this week, and fourth in the Mid-Major Top 50, Florida Gulf Coast topped the Mid-Major rankings and is 30th in the Top 50. Utah came in at No. 42.

    Saturday’s opponent, BYU, checked in at No. 29 in the Mid-Major Top 50.

    Utah took sixth last year at the Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Championships, while Florida Gulf Coast claimed its sixth Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association title in seven years.

    LAST TIME OUT: Boise State opened the new campaign, and the Jeremy Kipp era, with a 185-148 victory over Idaho from Oct. 9-10.

    Sophomore diver Kacee Olson swept the 1- and 3-meter events against the Vandals, while in the pool, junior Brittany Aoyama led the Broncos with seven wins in the meet. Senior Sam Wicks claimed five wins and sophomore Emma Chard had four.

    AMONG THE MW’S TOP TIMES: Boise State holds some good positions early on in 2015-16 on the Mountain West’s list of top times and performances. The Broncos own three of the top times in the conference through Oct. 27 as Emma Chard’s 4:54.88 in the 200 free tops the loop, as does Sam Wicks’ time of 56.16 in the 100 back. The quartet of Wicks, Laura Williams, Brittany Aoyama and Katelyn Martin also tops the Mountain West in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:48.66.

    Aoyama ranks second in the 100 fly with a time of 55.06 and the 400 free-relay quartet of Chard, Allyson Kleinsorgen, Aoyama and Martin is also second with a time of 3:28.07. Other top-three Bronco times include Blake Balogh’s 10:20.03 in the 1,000 free, Wicks’ 2:03.02 in the 200 IM and the time of 1:44.40 in the 200 medley relay by Wicks, Chard, Aoyama and Martin.

    DIVERS PERFORM WELL: Sophomore Kacee Olson paced the Bronco divers in their first action of the season from Oct. 9-10, sweeping the 1- and 3-meter events. Her scores of 257.05 on 1-meter and 243.27 on 3-meter rank sixth and seventh, respectively, in the Mountain West.

    Junior Jordan Marthens took second on 1-meter, scoring 253.65 while juniors Karli Kriewall and Kiley Carlson were third and fourth on 3-meter with scores of 237.07 and 227.77, respectively.

    NEXT UP FOR THE BRONCOS: The Broncos return to action next weekend, traveling to Reno to face Mountain West rival Nevada on Nov. 7 at 12 noon MT.

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