Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State women win MW swimming, diving title

Statesman staffFebruary 23, 2014 

SAN ANTONIO — Boise State used depth to win its second Mountain West Championships title in three seasons. The Broncos tallied 735 points across 21 events and won the team title despite only picking up one individual event title. Senior Rachel Heaney won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:58.09 in the second to last event of the meet. San Diego State finished second (633.5).

BSU MEN’S TENNIS: The Broncos (8-2) beat No. 21 Clemson 4-3 in the semifinals of the Blue Gray Classic in Montgomery, Ala. Trailing 3-0, BSU won singles matches by Thomas Tenreiro, Brian Foley, Brendan McClain and Garrett Patton.

BSU WOMEN’S TENNIS: The Broncos lost to Santa Clara 4-1 in Fresno, Calif.

BSU TRACK: Emma Bates raced to a school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind., winning the 3,000 meters in 9:11.98.

BSU CLUB HOCKEY: The Broncos beat Cal State Fullerton 3-0 in their first game at the MWCHL Regionals.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO MEN’S BASKETBALL: Josh Wilson scored 19 points and had 10 assists as the Coyotes (25-5, 16-2 Cascade) rallied from a 22-point first half deficit to stun Northwest 93-80 in Caldwell. The C of I broke the game open with a 13-3 run to extend its win streak to 12 and improve to 14-0 at home this season.

C OF I WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aleah Lowber scored a game-high 21 points and the Coyotes secured a home Cascade Conference Tournament quarterfinal with a 68-50 victory over Northwest.

C OF I SOFTBALL: The Coyotes closed out the C of I/NNU Classic with a split at Symms Field in Nampa, defeating Great Falls 8-5 and losing to British Columbia 9-1.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders (14-10, 7-9 GNAC) beat Central Washington 55-53 in Nampa.

NNU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Junior Kevin Rima had 31 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Crusaders (6-18, 4-12 GNAC) to a 98-90 win at Simon Fraser.

NNU TRACK AND FIELD: Vessie Umu, who won the outdoor GNAC title in May, added an indoor title with a championship-winning throw of 43 feet, 10.75 inches at the GNAC Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Jacksons Indoor Track at the Ford Idaho Center. She was followed by teammates Jessica Johns (43-3.25) and Taylor VanValey (42-2.75) who finished second and third. The Western Washington men and Alaska Anchorage women won team titles.

C OF I BASEBALL: The Coyotes split a doubleheader with Whitworth, losing 6-3 and winning 7-3.

C OF I SKIING: The women’s alpine team earned one of four berths to the USCSA National Championships, placing third in the USCSA Western Regional at Brundage Mountain.

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