Sharae Zheng Dominates 1-Meter Diving on Night One of Mountain West Championships

Photo Courtesy: Nevada Athletics

The 2018 Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships began today at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center. Nevada’s Sharae Zheng, who was named the NCAA Diver of the Year in 2016, dominated the 1-meter diving event to highlight the first day of competition.

After the first three events, San Diego and Nevada are tied for first place with 189 points. Wyoming is in third with 161 points followed by Boise State (135), New Mexico (128), San Jose State (119), UNLV (115), Fresno State (106), Air Force (98) and Colorado State (98).

Full results

Women’s 4×50 Medley Relay

The first event of the Mountain West Championships proved to be a close one. Boise State’s Allyson Kleinsorgen (24.52), Robin Pinger (27.77), Emmie Jennings (23.95) and Abbey Sorensen (21.99) won the event in 1:38.23.

San Diego State’s Alma ThormalmCaitlin Delany, Summer Harrison, and Klara Thormalm finished second in 1:38.69 while San Jose State’s Colleen Humel, Shona Spikes, Brenna Bushey, and Brittany Heng took a close third in 1:38.86.

Wyoming (1:39.42), Air Force (1:39.66), Colorado State (1:39.77), Nevada (1:40.61) and New Mexico (1:41.05) completed the top eight.

Event 1  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
==================================================================================
     MW Champ: # 1:37.60  2/18/2015 San Diego State University, San D
                          A Apostalon, L Day, S Harrison, C Bailey
  MW All Time: % 1:37.60  2/18/2015 San Diego State University, San D
                          AApostalon, L Day, S Harrison, C Bailey
  Pool Record: ! 1:37.93  2013      San Diego State University, San Diego State
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Boise State Swim  'A'               1:40.39    1:38.23   64  
     1) Kleinsorgen, Allyson G JR     2) Pinger, Robin E SO           
     3) Jennings, Emmie T SO          4) Sorensen, Abbei C JR         
                 12.22        24.52 (24.52)
          36.74 (12.22)       52.29 (27.77)
        1:03.12 (10.83)     1:16.24 (23.95)
        1:26.46 (10.22)     1:38.23 (21.99)
  2 San Diego State  'A'                1:42.00    1:38.69   56  
     1) Thormalm, Alma M SO           2) Delany, Caitlin SO           
     3) Harrison, Summer A SR         4) Thormalm, Klara L FR         
                 12.55        25.48 (25.48)
          37.56 (12.08)       52.92 (27.44)
        1:03.43 (10.51)     1:16.80 (23.88)
        1:26.88 (10.08)     1:38.69 (21.89)
  3 San Jose St  'A'                    1:41.64    1:38.86   54  
     1) Humel, Colleen V SR           2) Spikes, Shona M FR           
     3) Bushey, Brenna M JR           4) Heng, Brittany R SR          
                 12.50        24.91 (24.91)
          37.43 (12.52)       52.98 (28.07)
        1:03.61 (10.63)     1:16.55 (23.57)
        1:27.11 (10.56)     1:38.86 (22.31)
  4 Wyoming (W)  'A'                    1:40.77    1:39.42   52  
     1) Ryan, Isobel M JR             2) Harutjunjan, Maria SR        
     3) McLean-Leonard, Hannah M FR   4) McKivigan, Rachel A SR       
                 12.49        24.83 (24.83)
          37.36 (12.53)       52.57 (27.74)
        1:03.80 (11.23)     1:16.81 (24.24)
        1:27.39 (10.58)     1:39.42 (22.61)
  5 Air Force (W)  'A'                  1:43.01    1:39.66   50  
     1) Strom, Emma R JR              2) Bushelman, Mollie E FR       
     3) Hart, Elise D SR              4) Knutson, Lydia C SO          
                 12.70        25.28 (25.28)
          38.07 (12.79)       53.82 (28.54)
        1:04.38 (10.56)     1:17.29 (23.47)
        1:27.76 (10.47)     1:39.66 (22.37)
  6 Colorado St.  'A'                   1:44.87    1:39.77   48  
     1) Thomas, Tonicia N JR          2) Ward, Madison W FR           
     3) Goodwyn, Marie K SO           4) Hauber, Rowan H SR           
                 12.33        24.87 (24.87)
          37.40 (12.53)       52.84 (27.97)
        1:03.88 (11.04)     1:17.43 (24.59)
        1:27.96 (10.53)     1:39.77 (22.34)
  7 Nevada  'A'                         1:42.39    1:40.61   46  
     1) Watson, Imogen FR             2) Depolo, Donna L FR           
     3) Cholodovskis Lima, Andressa S 4) Payne, Emma L SR             
                 12.43        25.26 (25.26)
          38.38 (13.12)       53.69 (28.43)
        1:04.79 (11.10)     1:17.82 (24.13)
        1:28.68 (10.86)     1:40.61 (22.79)
  8 New Mexico  'A'                     1:42.16    1:41.05   44  
     1) De Groote Tavares, Caroline J 2) Terada, Asami SO             
     3) Shinada, Kanoha JR            4) Burns, Madison M SR          
                 13.32        35.65 (35.65)
           39.53 (3.88)       54.71 (19.06)
        1:05.57 (10.86)     1:18.50 (23.79)
        1:29.18 (10.68)     1:41.05 (22.55)

Women’s 1-Meter Diving

Nevada’s Sharae Zheng defended her 1-meter diving title, winning for the third-straight year with a score of 352.41. Zheng was last year’s Mountain West Diver of the Year and earned All-America honors for two top-eight finishes at the NCAA Championships.

Wyoming’s Karla Contreras dove to second with a final score of 312.84. Zheng’s teammate Zoe Lei finished third with 300.48 points.

Wyoming’s Ceejay Harris (289.20), UNLV’s Mykayla Fielding (286.02), San Diego’s Alexandra Caplan (283.38), San Diego’s Marie Yacopino (265.14) and Fresno State’s Irina Nikolaeva (262.56) rounded out the top eight.

 Event 2  Women 1 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
     MW Champ: # 359.35  2/15/2017 Sharae Zheng, Nevada-PC
  MW All Time: % 364.12  10/30/2015Krysta Palmer, Nevada
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Zheng, Sharae          SR Nevada             327.93     352.41   32  
  2 Contreras, Karla       SO Wyoming (W)        281.97     312.84   28  
  3 Lei, Zoe               SR Nevada             292.95     300.48   27  
  4 Harris, Ceejay         JR Wyoming (W)        262.86     289.20   26  
  5 Fielding, Mykayla      SR Unlv (W)           278.58     286.02   25  
  6 Caplan, Alexandra      SR San Diego State    299.73     283.38   24  
  7 Yacopino, Marie        SO San Diego State    273.39     265.14   23  
  8 Nikolaeva, Irina       SO Fresno State       269.97     262.56   22 

Women’s 4×200 Free Relay

Nevada’s Diana Sokolowska (1:47.03), Andressa Cholodovskis Lima (1:45.81), Caitlyn Richardson (1:49.31) and Rebecca Murray (1:46.02) won the day’s final event in a time of 7:08.17, dropping over seven seconds from their entry time.

Boise State’s Emma Chard, Cody Evans, Madison Frederick, and Hayley Hill took second in 7:11.39 while San Diego State’s Frida Berggren, Marina Preiss, McKenna Meyer and Kassidy Henson finished third in 7:12.28.

New Mexico (7:12.43), Colorado State (7:20.01), UNLV (7:20.40), Wyoming (7:20.63) and Fresno State (7:21.65) also finished in the top eight.

Event 3  Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
     MW Champ: # 7:03.96  2/15/2017 Boise State, Boise
                          E Chard, B Aoyama, A Draney, F Cann
  MW All Time: % 7:03.96  2/15/2017 Boise State, Boise
                          E Chard, B Aoyama, A Draney, F Cann
  Pool Record: ! 7:06.64  2014      San Diego State University, San Diego State
    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Nevada  'A'                         7:15.54    7:08.17   64  
     1) Sokolowska, Diana SO          2) Cholodovskis Lima, Andressa S
     3) Richardson, Caitlyn F JR      4) Murray, Rebecca E JR         
                 24.96        51.47 (51.47)
      1:18.79 (1:18.79)   1:47.03 (1:47.03)
        2:11.22 (24.19)     2:37.66 (50.63)
      3:04.72 (1:17.69)   3:32.84 (1:45.81)
        3:57.38 (24.54)     4:24.17 (51.33)
      4:52.31 (1:19.47)   5:22.15 (1:49.31)
        5:46.38 (24.23)     6:13.08 (50.93)
      6:40.16 (1:18.01)   7:08.17 (1:46.02)
  2 Boise State Swim  'A'               7:17.97    7:11.39   56  
     1) Chard, Emma J SR              2) Evans, Cody C JR             
     3) Frederick, Madison N FR       4) Hayley, Hill FR              
                 25.34        52.25 (52.25)
      1:19.16 (1:19.16)   1:46.46 (1:46.46)
        2:10.90 (24.44)     2:38.36 (51.90)
      3:06.16 (1:19.70)   3:34.05 (1:47.59)
        3:58.30 (24.25)     4:26.01 (51.96)
      4:54.09 (1:20.04)   5:23.46 (1:49.41)
        5:48.10 (24.64)     6:14.93 (51.47)
      6:42.75 (1:19.29)   7:11.39 (1:47.93)
  3 San Diego State  'A'                7:20.86    7:12.28   54  
     1) Berggren, Frida K SR          2) Preiss, Marina C SR          
     3) Meyer, Mckenna M SO           4) Henson, Kassidy F SO         
                 25.02        52.03 (52.03)
      1:20.22 (1:20.22)   1:47.54 (1:47.54)
        2:11.73 (24.19)     2:38.89 (51.35)
      3:07.64 (1:20.10)   3:37.30 (1:49.76)
        4:01.36 (24.06)     4:28.37 (51.07)
      4:55.66 (1:18.36)   5:22.68 (1:45.38)
        5:46.81 (24.13)     6:13.65 (50.97)
      6:42.15 (1:19.47)   7:12.28 (1:49.60)
  4 New Mexico  'A'                     7:22.39    7:12.43   52  
     1) Palomino, Adriana A JR        2) Sumajstorcic, Matea FR       
     3) Huffer, Emily L JR            4) Farkas, Klara FR             
                 25.40        52.46 (52.46)
      1:19.64 (1:19.64)   1:47.19 (1:47.19)
        2:03.95 (16.76)     2:38.39 (51.20)
      3:06.93 (1:19.74)   3:35.90 (1:48.71)
        4:01.25 (25.35)     4:29.66 (53.76)
      4:57.56 (1:21.66)   5:25.14 (1:49.24)
        5:49.88 (24.74)     6:16.63 (51.49)
      6:44.37 (1:19.23)   7:12.43 (1:47.29)
  5 Colorado St.  'A'                   7:29.84    7:20.01   50  
     1) Donohue, Ida B JR             2) Lawton, Kelsey V JR          
     3) Olson, Colleen K SR           4) Rowley, Haley C JR           
                 25.65        53.52 (53.52)
      1:22.11 (1:22.11)   1:50.55 (1:50.55)
        2:15.63 (25.08)     2:43.27 (52.72)
      3:12.46 (1:21.91)   3:41.18 (1:50.63)
        4:06.15 (24.97)     4:33.71 (52.53)
      5:02.86 (1:21.68)   5:32.01 (1:50.83)
        5:56.66 (24.65)     6:24.08 (52.07)
      6:52.03 (1:20.02)   7:20.01 (1:48.00)
  6 Unlv (W)  'A'                       7:26.63    7:20.40   48  
     1) Schutt, Ida C SO              2) Delay, Sara E SR             
     3) Smith, Lauren K FR            4) Phillips, Kyndal N SR        
                 25.38        52.51 (52.51)
      1:20.53 (1:20.53)   1:49.10 (1:49.10)
        2:13.92 (24.82)     2:42.44 (53.34)
      3:11.60 (1:22.50)   3:40.75 (1:51.65)
        4:05.71 (24.96)     4:33.42 (52.67)
      5:01.96 (1:21.21)   5:36.06 (1:55.31)
        5:55.04 (18.98)     6:22.47 (46.41)
      6:51.04 (1:14.98)   7:20.40 (1:44.34)
  7 Wyoming (W)  'A'                    7:25.58    7:20.63   46  
     1) Blattner, Katelyn D FR        2) Te Flan, Talita M SO         
     3) McKivigan, Rachel A SR        4) Sheldon, Kelly Anna C SR     
                 25.58        53.27 (53.27)
      1:21.42 (1:21.42)   1:49.75 (1:49.75)
        2:14.55 (24.80)     2:42.40 (52.65)
      3:11.12 (1:21.37)   3:39.98 (1:50.23)
        4:05.36 (25.38)     4:33.38 (53.40)
      5:02.14 (1:22.16)   5:30.70 (1:50.72)
        5:56.05 (25.35)     6:23.98 (53.28)
      6:52.27 (1:21.57)   7:20.63 (1:49.93)
  8 Fresno State  'A'                   7:32.94    7:21.65   44  
     1) Niemczak, Zofia M FR          2) Mazutaityte, Ugne JR         
     3) Cutler, Emily B FR            4) Britton, Katelin M SR        
                 25.35        52.64 (52.64)
      1:20.77 (1:20.77)   1:49.76 (1:49.76)
        2:14.77 (25.01)     2:42.65 (52.89)
      3:11.16 (1:21.40)   3:40.11 (1:50.35)
        3:57.42 (17.31)     4:32.46 (52.35)
      5:01.49 (1:21.38)   5:30.86 (1:50.75)
        5:55.66 (24.80)     6:23.48 (52.62)
      6:52.27 (1:21.41)   7:21.65 (1:50.79)
3 Comments

3 comments

  1. Veyru

    Oh my

Author: Chandler Brandes

avatar
Chandler Brandes is a junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here