Boise State Claims Third Relay Victory on Second Day of Mountain West

Photo Courtesy: Boise State Athletics

By Emma Foster, Swimming World College Intern 

On the second day of the Mountain West conference championship, the Boise State women continue to prove their dominance in the relays, winning the 200 free relay in a time of 1:28.93, which was also an NCAA A-cut. The team of Brittany Aoyama (22.79) Samantha Wicks (21.98) Katelyn Martin (21.86) and Abbey Sorensen (22.30). They were followed by San Diego State University who, with a time of 1:29.25, got their NCAA B-cut. The University of Wyoming was third in 1:29.96.

Sharae Zheng of Nevada claimed the gold in the 3-mtr dive, with a point total of 396.35. She was very closely followed by teammate Krysta Palmer who had 396.20 points. Ariana Milone was third with 344.10.

Genevieve Miller of Air Force followed her record breaking prelim swim from this morning by lowering her record again, posting a 4:40.15 to outdo her 4:40.30 from this morning. She just outtouched Emma Chard of Boise, who posted a time of 4:40.21, over 4 seconds faster than this morning. Riley Spitser of San Jose State was third in 4:44.95. All women were under the NCAA B-cut time.

Samantha Wicks of Boise won the 200 IM in an impressive swim, winning by over 2 seconds. She posted a time of 1:57.18, which upstaged Nevada’s Yawen Li who was second in 1:59.31. Teresa Baerens of Nevada was third in 1:59.40. All three were NCAA B-cuts.

Taylor Johnson won the 50 free in a time of 22.16. She was followed by Emily Ridout of Wyoming who was second in 22.42. Third came down to a tie between Katelyn Martin of Boise State and Morgan Ginnis of University of New Mexico who were both 22.46.

Team Scores at the end of the 50 free are:

  1. University of Nevada 284
  2. 2. Boise State 254.5
  3. San Diego State 213
  4. UNLV 161
  5. University of Wyoming 152
  6. San Jose State 126
  7. University of New Mexico 99.5
  8. US Air Force Academy 95
  9. Colorado State University 92
  10. Fresno State University 70

The Mountain West Championship will continue tomorrow with prelims beginning at 11 am CT.

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Author: Emma Foster

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Emma Foster is an English and Gender Studies major at Seattle University and is a part of the Redhawks NCAA Division I team. Before college, Emma was a member of the Helena Lions Swim Team and the Helena High School squad.

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