Boise State Wins Mountain West Conference By 100 Pts. Over San Diego

Mountain West Conference (MWC) Women

  • Dates: Wednesday, February 19th – Saturday, February 22nd; prelims 11AM/Finals 6:30PM
  • Location: Palo Alto College Aquatic Center, San Antonio, TX (Central Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: San Diego State (results: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4)
  • Live Results: Here
  • Live Video (If available): Should be here once meet starts
  • Championship Central

1650 Freestyle

Genevieve Miller of the Air Force won the event in nearly ten seconds tonight. Her winning time was 16:19.17. She bested her teammate, Sara Menke, who was second in 16:28.83.

200 Backstroke

San Diego State grabbed the win with Natilee Ruiz at 1:55.43. Wyoming was second with Jordan Denny at 1:56.22.

The field dropped off after those two, with Boise State’s Nicolette Cannon at 1:58.28.

100 Freestyle 

San Diego’s freshman sprint star Anika Apostalon was at it again, clocking in a 47.73 to win the event tonight. That ranks her eight thus far this season.

Her SDSU teammate Whitney Weisz was fifth, 49.53, and the last swimmer under :50 in the A final.

Boise State went 3-4 with Brittany Aoyama and Samantha Wicksat 49.33 and 49.50. Morgan Hartigan of Wyoming was under :49, at 48.77.

200 Breaststroke

Yawen Li of Nevada showed her breaststroke power here, winning in 2:10.15. Mikaela Macklin of San Diego was second at 2:11.23. The two had quite the breaststroke splits in their 400 IM last night, 1:08-1:09’s.

Li’s teammate from Nevada was third at 2:11.44. Boise State was got in for fourth at 2:13.98 by Heather Harper.

200 Butterfly

Rachel Heaney, a senior from Boise State, controlled the event and took home the win in 1:58.09. Outside Heaney, the field was very tight, with less than 1.5 separating the next six finishers.

Heaney’s teammate Brooke Balogh was fourth, 1:59.67.

Claudia Carlson of Wyoming was second at 1:59.38. Her teammate Leah Roesler was fifth, 1:59.78. Nevada had the third and seventh finishers with Sita Kusserow and Rachel O’Connor at 1:59.51 and 2:00.70.

San Jose State’s Ashlyn Acosta was sixth, 2:00.28.

400 Freestyle Relay

San Diego completed the relay sweep, with a win in a time of 3:16.60. Apostalon lead off in a 48.54, and Chelsea Bailey, 48.98, Natilee Ruiz, 49.70, and Whitney Weisz, 49.38, took care of the rest.

UNLV was second at 3:17.52, and Boise State was third at 3:17.62.

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Amanda Smith is a former swimmer at both Indiana and USC, where she earned a total of nine All-American honors at the NCAA Championships. Smith, a middle-distance specialist as a swimmer, was also 3-time USC School Record holder, a 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, and an Olympic Trials …

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