Broncos Charge Into San Diego for A Pair Of Dual Meets
What’s Happening:  The Boise State swimming and diving team will visit sunny Southern California for its annual winter training trip. The Broncos will compete in a pair of meets in San Diego, Calif. on Thursday and Saturday while trying to keep their 2009 success rolling into the New Year. The Broncos will first take on San Diego State and Tulane in a tri-meet on Jan. 7 before facing WAC-rival San Diego on Jan. 9.

The Competition:  The Broncos have never beaten a team from San Diego in a dual meet in program history. Teams from San Diego hold a combined 5-0 record as the Aztecs are 3-0 against the Broncos and the Toreros are 2-0. However, the Broncos outscored the Toreros in the 2009 WAC Championships by 143 points. The Aztecs bring an 8-1 dual record to the meet and are ranked 34th in the nation by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Their one loss came to Mountain West foe Colorado State, but they have decisively beaten New Mexico, who the Broncos also beat, as well as Idaho. Tulane holds a 1-3 dual record with its lone win coming over the University of New Orleans.

The Toreros hold a 0-2 record in dual meets with losses to Idaho and TCU. The Toreros and Broncos last went head-to-head in the 2007-08 season when the host Toreros downed the Broncos 177-123.

Poolside with Head Coach Kristin Hill:
On San Diego State and Tulane…
“San Diego State is a much improved team and we anticipate some fast racing. We're in a pretty heavy training phase which makes racing more challenging, but we've become a tough team and look forward to seeing how fast we can go at any given time.”

On San Diego…
We're excited to compete against another WAC team this week during our winter training. San Diego has some top swimmers in several events and we're always excited about racing so it should be a fun meet.”

North Records Broncos’ First-Ever NCAA “B” Cut:

Sophomore Stephanie North found yet another way to etch her name into the Boise State record books. Last February, North set a school record in the 100 free while becoming the program’s first-ever WAC Champion. North sent 2009 out in a positive way as she broke her own record at the Mizzou Invitational with a 50.01 time in the 100 free, which is an NCAA “B” time in the event. North will be eligible in the spring for an at-large selection to the NCAA Championships in the 100 free. The “A” time, which guarantees a spot in the event, is 47.84.

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