Boise State Maintains Lead After Day Two of 2015 Mountain West Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Boise State maintained its lead in team scoring during Day Two of the 2015 Mountain West Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Palo Alto Aquatic Center in San Antonio, Texas with 275 points through eight events. San Diego State is just seven points behind the Broncos in second place with 268 points.
Nevada remains in third place with 216 points, while UNLV is in fourth place with 140, followed by Wyoming in fifth with 122.5. Air Force is sixth in the standings with 116 points, followed by Colorado State (94), Fresno State (90.5), San José State (83) and New Mexico (68).
- Air Force sophomore Genevieve Miller established a Mountain West overall and championship record in the 500-yard freestyle during Thursday’s finals round, touching the wall in 4:42.47. Miller passed the previous championship mark of 4:42.99 that she timed in today’s prelims. That previous mark was set at the 2013 MW Championships by current Nevada assistant coach Mengjiao Mi (4:43.10). Teammate Sara Menke placed second with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 4:46.54 and Nevada rookie Henny Ericksen finished third with a 4:47.55, also a B-cut.
- Nevada junior Yawen Li won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:57.59, after placing third in last year’s championship race. Boise State junior Sam Wicks finished second at 1:58.06, followed by Nevada sophomore Teresa Baerens in third with a time of 1:59.16.
- San Diego State’s Anika Apostalon won the 50-yard freestyle with an NCAA ‘A’-cut time of 21.82. San Diego State senior Chelsea Bailey finished second with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 22.47, followed by UNLV junior Julia Fehervari in 22.68.
- Nevada junior Krysta Palmer won the 3-meter springboard with a mark of 359.40, just .10 shy of tying the MW Championship record. Colorado State’s Ariana Milone earned her second medal of the meet with a runner-up score of 338.10, followed by Boise State senior Erin Kohlbeck in third at 337.40.
- San Diego State won its first event of the evening by posting an NCAA qualifying standard of 1:28.72 in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Boise State took second with a time of 1:30.32, while UNLV finished third at 1:30.46.
Day Three events begin with the 400-yard individual medley preliminaries at 11 a.m. CT. Finals start at 6:30 p.m. CT with the 400-yard medley relay. The 2015 MW Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships conclude Saturday, February 21.
Free live video and results of every session along with finals highlights are available on the MW Championship Central page (http://www.themw.com/#!/page/championship_w-swim).
In addition, fans can monitor results through Meet Mobile or live video through the Mountain West app on their handheld devices. Both applications can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for iPhones and iPads, and from Google Play for Android phones and tablets. Fans also can follow #MWSD15 or @MW_OlySports on Twitter for updates throughout the week.