Broncos Saddle Up For San Diego

What’s Happening:  The Boise State swimming and diving program continues its stint in the Golden State as the Broncos take on the University of San Diego, Wednesday, Jan. 9 at noon at the USD Swim Complex.

Broncos Lead Toreros:  The Broncos are 1-1 against the Toreros with their latest victory coming at the UC Irvine/Ayres Invitational, Jan. 5-6, where the Boise State out swam USD, 258-245.

Scoping Out San Diego:  The University of San Diego women's swimming and diving team finished in fourth place out of eight teams last weekend at the UC Irvine Relays with 245 points ... San Diego's best finish on the day was second in the 3x100 backstroke (Joy Miller, Aileen Fedrick, Kristen Yoon) in a time of 3:07.29. In the 400 medley relay (Yoon, Haley Pittman, Joy Miller, Justine Bartos) the "A" squad finished third overall with a time of 4:06.39 ... The Toreros captured a pair of fourth place finishes. One in the 4x200 Free Relay (Sarah Gleason, Erin Voyles, Katie Kiefer, Yoon) with a time of 8:06.17. The other in the 4x50 free relay event (Bartos, Laura Pope, Kiefer, Kristina Levesque), with a time of 1:43.70.

Last Time Out:  The Boise State swimming and diving team made a splash when it opened the second half of its season at the 29th Annual UC Irvine/Ayres Hotel & Suites Invitational with a third place finish, tallying 258 points behind San Jose State (336) and UC Irvine (277), Sunday.

The 200 butterfly showcased Allison Hall, who led the Broncos with a ninth place finish with a time of 2:16.38. Following her stellar performance in the 200 fly, Hall set the pace for the Broncos in the 100 fly with a seventh place finish in the event with a time of 1:01.16.

The sprints continued into the afternoon as Hall notched an 11th place finish in the 50 fly with a time of 28.31, followed by a fifth place finish by Tara Hahto in the 200 breast (2:30.78).

Later that afternoon, the Broncos kicked off the distance events as Nathalie Rohling notched a third place finish in the 1000 free with a record time of 10:49.39. The 400 IM followed as Hahto led the Broncos with a time of 4:46.35 in the event.

Making her debut performance in the 500 free was Denise Green, who led Boise State in the event with a time of 5:24.33. In the final event of the day, sophomore Katelyn Lofland recorded a second place finish as she notched a time of 17:36.94 in the 1650 free. 

Day two of the competition featured the relay events which kicked off with the 200 medley relay where the Broncos finished third with a time of 1:53.21, marking the fifth best time in school history.

The 3 x 100 IM showcased some of the best performances by the Broncos as they notched both a second and third place finish with times of 3:11.75 and 3:13.75.

Diving Report:  Also making a splash at the UC Irvine/Ayres Invite was the Boise State diving team, which showcased a fifth place finish by Jennifer Dorling in the three meter with a score of 191.10. Megan Morton tallied a score 173.35 to finish ninth, while teammate Alyssa Daly recorded a 147.20. The one-meter featured a sixth place finish by Morton, who scored a 194.00 in the event, while Dorling tallied 178.15 points and Daly notched 149.85.

Hahto’s Hot:  Freshman Tara Hahto had a career day at the UC Irvine/Ayers Invitational as she led the Broncos in six of the eight events in which she competed, highlighted by a second place finish in the 50 breast (32.13). In addition to her second place finish, the Victoria, B.C., native earned two more top-10 finishes on the day with a fifth place finish in the 200 breast (2:30.78) and an eighth place finish in the 100 breast (1:10.23). This was Hahto’s first time competing in the 50 breast, 50 fly and 200 free this season.

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