Broncos Increase MW Championships Lead

Feb. 16, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Boise State scored 326 points on Friday to increase its lead by 41 at the Mountain West Championships at San Antonio, Texas. The Broncos will take an 80.5 point advantage into the final day of the MW Championships Saturday.

Boise State leads the team standings with 817 points followed by Nevada (736.5), San Diego State (734.5), Wyoming (657), Colorado State (493), UNLV (446.5), New Mexico (435.5), Air Force (405), San Jose State (397) and Fresno State (382).

It was a big day for several Broncos as 15 recorded career-best times with seven clocking NCAA B standards. But perhaps the biggest highlight of day three was Emma Chard's 3-peat when she earned her third-consecutive 200-yard freestyle title with a 1:47.23 to edge Nevada's Rebecca Murray by 1/100th of a second (1:47.24), her second individual championship of the week after taking the 500 Free Thursday.



The Broncos also successfully defended their MW 400-yard medley relay title clocking a 3:36.03, their fifth conference championship all-time in the event. It was the third relay title of the 2018 championships for Boise State.


EVENT RECAPS

400 Medley Relay Team

400 Individual Medley

  • Boise State senior Emily Mathis swam a 4:19.11 (NCAA B cut) in the final to place fifth overall, while Brittany Wen turned in a 4:27.55 to place 15th ... good for a combined 37 points.
  • In the prelims Friday morning both turned in career-best times with Mathis clocking a 4:17.21 (NCAA B cut) and Wen 4:25.59. 

100-Yard Butterfly

  • Emmie Jennings turned in a time of 53.77 (NCAA B cut) to place fourth overall in the 100 fly final, while Monica Bottelberghe won the C Final with a 55.23, both times were career-best as the duo combined to score 35 team points. 

200-Yard Freestyle

  • Senior Emma Chard recorded the impressive 3-PEAT in the 200 free with a winning time of 1:47.23 (NCAA B cut) to lead three Broncos in the A Final as Cody Evans placed fifth with a 1:48.38 followed by Hayley Hill in seventh with a career-best time of 1:48.59.
  • Chard is the second person in MW history to win the 200 free three times. 
  • Lucia Davis took 10th overall with a career-best time of 1:49.13, while Alyssa Schultz took 21st with a career time of 1:50.92 and Madison Frederick placed 23rd with a 1:52.02.
  • Boise State recorded 103 team points in the 200 free.
  • Evans recorded a career-best time of 1:47.85 (NCAA B cut) in the prelims Friday morning, as did Madison Frederick who had a 1:51.21. 

100-Yard Breastroke

  • Laura Williams swam a 1:02.08 (NCAA B cut) in the prelims during the morning session, then beat that time in the finals by 1/100th of a second with a 1:02.07 (NCAA B cut) to take eighth place. 
  • Robin Pinger swam a 1:03.44 to place fourth in the B Final and 12th overall as the two Broncos combined for 37 team points. 

100-Yard Backstroke

  • Boise State had two place in the top-six of the 100 back led by Ally Kleinsorgen with a 53.47 (NCAA B cut) which was good for fifth, while swimming in lane one during the final. 
  • Abbey Sorensen swam a 53.59 (NCAA B cut) in the final to place sixth overall, she recorded a career-best during the prelims with a 53.23 (NCAA B cut). 
  • Molly Hogg clocked a 56.24 in the C Final to place 24th overall, she swam a career-best 56.23 in the morning's prelims.
  • The three Broncos combined for 50 team points during 100 back. 

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