Broncos Ready For A Dual on The Islands

What’s Happening: The Boise State swimming team is set to take on WAC-foe Hawai’i this Sunday, Jan. 11 at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquaics Center in Honolulu. This is the third dual meet of the year for the Broncos and the first time they have ever faced the Rainbow Wahine in this format.

The Competition: The Rainbow Wahine finished third at the WAC championships last year behind Nevada and Northern Arizona. Both the Wahine and Broncos last competed at the Husky Invitational in Federal Way, Wash. where both teams were neck and neck through the three days of competition. It was the Rainbow Wahine who edged out the fifth-place spot by half of a point over the Broncos.

Coach Krisitin Hill:  "Training has been going really well.  We are proud of our women for stepping up to the challenges we've been throwing at them.  Sunday's meet will be a competition between a lot of swimmers who have been training a lot, so it will be fun to see who can step up and race best."
Last Time Out: The Boise State swim team set 13 new team records at the three-day Husky Invitational in Federal Way, Wash. The Broncos finished in sixth out of the 12 teams in the meet, only half a point behind WAC-rival Hawai’i.

The Broncos were led by freshman Amber Boucher, who set new team records in four different individual events as well as helping to break three relay records. Boucher broke a different record in every day of the three-day meet to help Boise State to another record of team points in a meet with 512.5.

The divers competed against BYU in Provo, Utah their last time out. All three Broncos set new career-bests in the two-day diving meet. Erin Lionberger upped her career best by nearly 50 points as she recorded a score of 268.04 in the 3-meter and took first in the event. Teammates Brittney Jones and Tana Loan also set career bests for the Broncos in the 1-meter.

Rewriting the Record Books: The Broncos seem to be on a mission to rewrite the record books this season. At the Husky Invite alone, records were set in 13 different events. Here is a list of the records broken at the Husky Invite.

100 Back
58.64 Denise Green

100 Breast
1:04.80 Emily Irvin

200 Breast
2:19.34 Emily Irvin

100 Fly
56.85 Amber Boucher

50 Free
23.79 Amber Boucher

100 Free
51.05 Stephanie North (broke Boucher’s record in next heat)
52.01 Amber Boucher (broke record set in Oct. 2008)

200 Free
1:53.71 Amber Boucher

200 IM
2:07.18 Emily Irvin (broke Lopus’s record in finals)
2:08.09 Chelsea Lopus (broke record in preliminaries)

400 IM
4:32.62 Emily Irvin

200 Free Relay
1:36.26 Boucher, Sanchez-O’Dell, Green, North

400 Free Relay
3:29.35 North, Boucher, Lopus, Wubenna

800 Free Relay
7:44.22 North, Green, Lopus, Boucher

400 Medley Relay
3:51.01 Green, Irvin, Boucher, North

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