SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jennifer Cahill broke yet another record to lead the Boise State swimming and diving team in a double dual split with San Diego State and Tulane. The Broncos were narrowly defeated by the Aztecs 165-134, but ran past Tulane by a score of 229-69.
Cahill once again set the record in the 1000 free to continue her stellar freshman season. Cahill posted a time of 10:18.16 to break her own record and take a first-place finish over Tulane. However, Cahill fell just short of an overall top finish and placed second to San Diego State. Cahill duplicated the results of her first swim in the 500 free with a time of 5:02.90.
"We had some outstanding and unexpected performances today," said Hill. "Jenn's 1000 free was really great, and her 500 was strong, as well. Stephanie came through for an overall win in the 200 free which was hard fought. Chelsea was really surprised with her 200 fly and it's exciting to see her swim so fast. Amber was impressive all afternoon, winning the 50 free and coming very close to her school record with a win in the 100 fly.
Sophomore Amber Boucher was the high scorer for the Broncos as she took the overall top spot in both of her individual events. Boucher sprinted to a season-best time of 23.24 in the 50 free to beat out competitors from both opponents and posted another season-best of 55.85 in the 100 fly to record another pair of first-place finishes.
Stephanie North recorded three first-place finishes by taking the overall top spot in the 200 free and taking first place points over Tulane in the 100 free. Chelsea Lopus and Christine Raininger and Chelsea Lopus were the only other Broncos with a pair of first-place finishes as each swimmer took the overall No. 1 in the 200 IM and 200 fly, respectively.
"Christine had a good 200 IM and also anchored the 400 free B relay with a new best time," commented Hill. "We're proud of our divers - they've been working hard this week and it's fun to see Erin win the 1 meter with her top score for the season and Tana put up a strong score, as well. We look forward to another great day of racing on Saturday."
Morgan McLain and Lauren Keele also took first place points over Tulane in their respective events, but took second against San Diego State.
Erin Lionberger took the top spot in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 219.25. Tana Loan finished in second overall to give the Broncos first and second place points over both opponents. In the 3-meter event, Lionberger took first place points over Tulane but was beat out by San Diego State for the overall top spot.
The Broncos relay teams earned three first-place finishes as the 400 free relay beat out all teams from San Diego State and Tulane for an overall title. The 200 medley relay team finished behind San Diego State but beat out the Tulane teams to bring in first-place points.
Next up for the Broncos is a dual meet with WAC-rival San Diego on Saturday at noon.