(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s swimming and diving teams fell to the Boise State Broncos Saturday afternoon. The Cougars came up short earning only 123 points to Boise State’s 177.
“We performed a lot better than we did last year,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “It was close for the most part, but Boise pulled away at points. We lifted really hard at practice this week, so based off of how hard we lifted in the weight room our girls performed well.”
Hailey Campbell earned the first win for the Cougars in the 100 back with a time of 56.24. Campbell also won the 200 back with a time of 2:03.34.
Kimberly Doroghian swam the 200 fly in 2:04.97 for the first-place finish. She came in right in front of Boise State’s Jessica Bottelberghe who swam it in 2:05.19.
Andrea Grant recorded the second win for the women’s team in her performance in the 100 free. She won with a time of 52.89 in a close race against Boise State’s Felicity Cann.
Across the platform, in the diving pool, Raleigh Williams Taylor put in work to earn points for the Cougars in the 3-meter platform. Taylor earned third (275.10) with teammates Megan Johnson and Mackenzie Rands coming in fourth and fifth with 259.12 and 242.95 points, respectively.
In the first event of the competition, the Cougars earned second place in the 400 medley relay coming in just less than a second shy of Boise State with a time of 3:49.04. The team included Campbell, Brittani Finlayson, Doroghian and Grant.
In the 1000 free, Alexandra Dodds grabbed another second place finish for BYU. She touched the wall in just 10:33.98, while Emri Moore of Boise State took the win with a time of 10.33.70.
Valerie McMullan took third for BYU in the 200 free touching the wall in 1:53.97 with teammate Allison McCormick coming in right behind to earn fourth place.
Boise State’s Heather Harper took first in the 100 breast in 1:06.19. BYU’s Mallory Harris and Finlayson took second and third for the Cougars with times of 1:06.44 and 1:07.77, respectively.
Alexandria Sorensen earned third for BYU in the 50 free with a time of 24.16. She came in less than a second behind first and only five-hundredths of a second behind second place.
Dodds represented BYU in the 500 free earning a third-place finish for her time of 5:09.69.
In the 100 fly, Doroghian and Zerlynn Tiang earned second and third place for the Cougars with times of 55.41 and 57.67.
Jessica Ampuero came in second place for the 200 individual medley, touching the wall in 2:09.51.
To complete the meet, the team of Campbell, Sorensen, Doroghian and Grant earned second place in the 200 free relay in 1:34.99, just seven-hundredths of a second to Boise’s relay team.
To see the results of the men’s meet versus Colorado Mesa, visit the men’s schedule page.
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will stay in Provo the next two weeks in preparation for their next meet on Saturday, Nov. 9 when they will host UNLV.