Boise State Heads To Art Adamson Invite
Nov. 18, 2015

Art Adamson Invitational
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 19-21
College Station, Texas - Texas A&M Natatorium

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    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women’s swimming and diving travels to College Station, Texas this week for its midseason finale at the Art Adamson Invitational from Nov. 19-21.

    The meet will take place at the Texas A&M Natatorium and begin Friday (Nov. 19). Preliminaries for the swimming competition will be held every morning at 8:30 a.m. MT followed by finals at 5:00 p.m. MT each night.

    Thursday’s women’s 3-meter prelims will begin at 2 p.m. MT with the final occurring during the evening session. On Friday, the women will compete on the 1-meter at 11 a.m. MT with the final immediately following. On Saturday, the men’s and women’s platform competition will be held simultaneously at 11 a.m. MT.

    THE OPPOSITION: Boise State will be one of seven women’s teams competing at the Art Adamson Invitational. The rest of the women’s field will be made up of host Texas A&M, Arizona State, LSU, SMU, TCU and Utah.

    LAST TIME OUT: Boise State dropped a dual meet Nov. 7 at Mountain West foe, Nevada, falling by a score of 199-101.

    The Broncos won just three of the 16 events. Brittany Aoyama and Sam Wicks combined for the three Bronco victories, with Aoyama sweeping the 100 and 200 fly events and Wicks capturing the 100 back. Katelyn Martin finished second in the 50 free (23.92).

    On the diving boards, the Broncos went 2-3-4 on 1-meter as Karli Kriewall (269.03), Kacee Olson (257.18) and Cassidy Bose (245.63) finished behind Nevada’s Krysta Palmer (322.28), who also captured the 3-meter event with a score of 349.05, as Olson was third with a score of 253.88 to pace Boise State.

    LAST YEAR IN COLLEGE STATION: Boise State will be making its second-consecutive appearance at the Art Adamson Invitational when it begins competition Thursday. Last year, Sam Wicks set three Boise State records (50 back, 100 back, 200 IM) while Brittany Aoyama turned in a 100 fly time of 52.06 that was just one-hundredth of a second behind Amber Boucher’s school record.

    The 200 medley relay team of Wicks, Heather Harper, Aoyama and Katelyn Martin posted a time of 1:39.07, which at the time ranked second on Boise State’s list and is currently third.

    AMONG THE MW’S TOP TIMES: Boise State maintained some good positions early on in 2015-16 on the Mountain West’s list of top times and performances. The Broncos own two top times in the conference through Nov. 10 including three top relay figures (100 back, 400 medley relay). Individually, Sam Wicks’ owns the top time in the 100 back at 55.02 (altitude-adjusted), which she turned in Oct. 31 at BYU. The quartet of Wicks, Laura Williams, Brittany Aoyama and Katelyn Martin tops the field in the 400 medley relay (3:48.66).

    Emma Chard’s times in the 200 free (1:49.12, altitude-adjusted) and 500 free (4:54.88) each rank second in the conference, while Aoyama’s 100 fly time of 54.63 (altitude-adjusted) from Nov. 7 at Nevada also ranks second.

    DIVERS: Boise State divers finished second, third and fourth on 1-meter at Nevada, with Karli Kriewall (269.03), Kacee Olson (257.18) and Cassidy Bose (245.63) all placing behind Nevada’s Krysta Palmer, the defending Mountain West champion in all three diving events.

    Olson topped the Broncos with a third-place effort on 3-meter, scoring 253.88.

    This weekend in College Station will mark the Bronco divers’ first platform competition of the season.

    NEXT UP FOR THE BRONCOS: The Broncos are through with competition for the rest of 2015 after this week’s Art Adamson Invitational. They return to action after the New Year, taking on UC San Diego, UNLV and Grand Canyon Jan. 2 in San Diego.


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