SDSU, UNR Show Strong at Mountain West Champs Day 1

2018 Mountain West Conference Championships

  • Wednesday, February 14 – Saturday, February 17
  • Palo Alto College Aquatic Center, San Antonio, TX (Central Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Boise State (results)
  • Live results
  • Championship Central

The 2018 Mountain West Conference Championships kicked off with a tight 200 medley relay, with the top 3 finishers coming in within .64 of each other.

Boise State’s team of Allyson Kleinsorgen, Robin Pinger, Emmie Jennings, and Abbei Sorenson combined for a 1:38.23, with Kleinsorgen’s 24.52 fly split being the difference-maker. In second place was San Diego State in 1:38.69, followed by San Jose State in 1:38.86. San Diego’s Klara Thormalm threw a 21.89 for the fastest anchor split in the field.

Nevada put up a resounding win in the 800 free relay. The team of Diana Sokolowska, Andressa Cholodovskis Lima, Caitlyn Richardson, and Rebecca Murray split 1:47.03/1:45.81/1:49.31/1:46.02 for a final time of 7:08.17. In second was Boise State in 7:11.39, and in third was San Diego State in 7:12.28. Also of note: for her anchor leg of 6th-place UNLV’s relay, senior Kyndal Phillips went 1:44.34, well over a second ahead of anyone else in the field.

As for diving, Nevada’s Sharae Zheng won the 1-meter competition with a final score of 352.41.

Team scores through day 1

  1. San Diego State University/University of Nevada, Reno – 189
  2. University of Wyoming – 161
  3. Boise State University – 135
  4. University of New Mexico – 128
  5. San Jose State University – 119
  6. University of Nevada, Las Vegas – 115
  7. Fresno State University – 106
  8. U.S. Air Force Academy/Colorado State University- 98

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About Torrey Hart

Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majors in Media Studies and American Studies at Claremont McKenna College. When she's not writing about swimming or baseball, you can probably find her listening to a podcast or in a pool ... and/or watching Seinfeld, which she just realized is funny.

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