No. 15 Broncos Close 2014 In Minnesota
Dec. 3, 2014

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    BOISE, Idaho - The No. 15 (Collegeswimming.com) Boise State women's swimming and diving team participates in its final competition before the New Year as it travels to Minneapolis for the Jean Freeman Invitational. The event will be held at Minnesota's University Aquatic Center and runs over two days, Friday-Saturday, Dec. 5-6.

    Live results for this weekend's meet are available at the link above. Each day of the event, prelims will begin at 10 a.m. MT and finals will begin at 5 p.m. MT.

    Jean Freeman Invite Order of Events

    Friday, Dec. 5
    200 free relay
    500 free
    200 IM
    50 free
    200 back
    100 breast
    200 fly
    200 free
    400 medley relay
    800 free relay
    Diving events include women's 3 meter, women's platform, men's 1 meter

    Saturday, Dec. 6
    200 medley relay
    400 IM
    100 free
    100 back
    200 breast
    100 fly
    1650 free
    400 free relay
    Diving events include women's 1 meter, men's 3 meter, men's platform

    LAST TIME OUT: The Bronco swimmers and divers split up two weeks ago as the swimmers traveled to College Station, Texas for the Art Adamson Invitational and the divers headed to Tucson for the Wildcat Diving Invitational.

    In Texas, the Broncos went stroke-for-stroke with some of the best programs in the country and came away with multiple career-best efforts. Over the three-day event, Bronco swimmers recorded 20 NCAA B Standards, including seven by junior Sam Wicks. Wicks also set two new school records, clocking times of 1:58.83 and 53.45 in the 200 IM and 100 back, respectively.

    In Tucson, Jordan Marthens posted a zone qualifying score of 226.60 to finish second on platform while senior Erin Kohlbeck posted three top-seven finishes at the invite. In Sunday's platform event, five Bronco divers finished in the top 15.

    BOISE STATE IN THE TOP 25: After the strong showing at the Art Adamson Invitational from Nov. 20-22, Boise State shot up to No. 15 on Collegeswimming.com's national rankings. It is the highest ranking for the Broncos this season.

    BRONCOS AMONG NCAA'S BEST: Boise State boasts top-25 times in multiple events through the first two months of the 2014-15 season. Sophomore Brittany Aoyama is ranked in the top 25 in two individual events (100 fly - third, 100 free - 19th) while junior Sam Wicks ranks in two (100 back - 12th, 200 IM - 21st). Boise State also has five relay teams ranked in their respective top 25s: the 200 medley relay (Wicks, Heather Harper, Aoyama, Katelyn Martin) is eighth, the 400 free relay (Aoyama, Martin, Emma Chard, Wicks) is ninth, the 200 free relay (Aoyama, Jessica Bottelberghe, Martin, Wicks) is 12th, the 400 medley relay (Wicks, Harper, Aoyama, J. Bottelberghe) is 14th and the 800 free relay (Aoyama, Martin, Amelia Draney, J. Bottelberghe) is 15th.

    AMONG THE MOUNTAIN WEST'S BEST: The Mountain West released its latest top times and diving scores Nov. 26, and numerous Broncos are among the leaders over multiple events. Boise State owns nine top times/scores: the 200 medley (1:39.07), 400 medley (3:37.99) and 800 free (7:18.39) relays, 100 fly (Brittany Aoyama, 52.06), 200 free (Aoyama, 1:46.99), 100 breast (Heather Harper, 1:02.06), 200 breast (Harper, 2:14.30), 200 IM (Sam Wicks, 1:58.83) and platform diving (Jordan Marthens, 226.60), while ranking second in the 400 free relay (3:18.17), 50 free (Aoyama, 22.72), 100 free (Aoyama, 49.33), 100 back (Sam Wicks, 52.92), 200 fly (J. Bottelberghe, 2:00.74) and 400 IM (Morgan McClure, 4:17.71).

    NEXT UP FOR THE BRONCOS: The Broncos, following this weekend's Jean Freeman Invitational, return to action after the New Year, beginning 2015 in San Diego for the USD Relay Meet (Jan. 3) and a scrimmage against San Diego State and North Texas (Jan. 6).


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