Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bronco Swimmers Knock Off Utah, 156.5-143.5

The Boise State swimming and diving team scored a big win over Utah of the Pac-12 tonight at the Boise YMCA.  The Broncos captured the 200-yard freestyle relay as Boise State scored a 156.5-143.5 win over the Utes.

Sam Wicks won the 200 individual medley and the 100 freestyle, Brittany Aoyama won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly, the 200 medley relay was victorious, Emma Chard won the 200 freestyle in a 1-2-3 Bronco sweep, and Wicks added a title in the 100-yard backstroke.

The Broncos will visit Moscow for a meet with the Vandals this Saturday.

Lady Broncos Finish Second at the GIve 'Em Five Invitational; Martin Wins Individual Title

The improving Boise State women's golf team surged through the field again at the Price's "Give 'Em Five" Invitational today, finishing in second place with a three-round score of 860.  Samantha Martin recorded nine birdies and nine pars today to tie for individual honors with a three-round score of 206.

"Everything was going great throughout my round," Martin said. "I hit almost every fairway and I believe I hit every green. My ball striking was amazing, I was sticking my shots close and my putting was incredible. I stayed patient and gave myself opportunities to make birdies, and the putts were just falling in.

"I can't believe how well I played and I'm happy with how I finished. I didn't really think about my score during the round and just focused on one shot at a time. I feel that helped me to play well, and I'm excited to come out on top."

Martin broke the school record for a three-round tournament by eight strokes, and her nine-under par 63 today beat the school mark by five strokes.  Martin also broke the New Mexico State University Golf Course record by two strokes. 

Martin's three career victories are now the most in school history, as she also won the title at the Winthrop Collegiate and earned co-medalist honors at the Cowgirl Classic last year.

McKenzie Ford shot a 70 today while sophomore Dana Clary fired a 71.  Boise State's final round score of 278 broke the school record set yesterday, and was the lowest round of the tournament.  Up until this tournament, no Boise State team had ever shot a sub-par round, but registered back-to-back rounds of better-than-par in the second and third rounds this week.  The Lady Broncos' score of 860 beat the school's three-round scoring record by a whopping 22 strokes.  Boise State finished under par for the tournament for the first time in school history.

Ford finished tied for ninth individually with a 54-hole score of 215. 

Boise State will compete next week in the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Honolulu, Hawai'i.