What’s Happening: The Boise State swimming and diving program makes one final stop in Reno before returning home as the Broncos look to take on conference foe, Nevada. The dual kicks off Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Lombardi Pool located on the Nevada campus. The meet is free to the public.
A Peak at the Pack: The Wolf Pack enters the competition with a 3-3 dual mark while the Broncos are 5-7 on the season. In their last competition on Dec. 7-8, the Wolf Pack split a pair of duals at Idaho falling 138.5-125.5 but rebounded the next day to score a 112-74 victory over the Vandals.
Last Time Out: After a competitive week down in the Golden State, the Boise State swimming & diving team finished up their California road trip at the University of San Diego where the Broncos fell to the Toreros, 177-123, and San Diego State, 184-116.
The meet was a four-team three-way dual that included Colorado State, San Diego and San Diego State. The Broncos faced both San Diego and San Diego State. The Aztecs also took on Colorado State, while San Diego only competed against the Broncos.
Kristin’s Corner: The Broncos have had a tough road trip to kick off 2008, but head coach Kristin Hill is optimistic on both the season ahead and what they have already accomplished. “We definitely were faster than the previous weekend in Irvine and we had some swims that I consider to be breakthrough swims at this phase in our season,” said Hill.
Breakdown of top performances at San Diego:
“Katelyn LoFland had season best times in both the 1000 and 500 freestyle and won both events against both San Diego State (SDSU) and the University of San Diego.”
“Tara Hahto won both the 100 breast and 400 IM against both SDSU and USD and was first in the 100 breast against USD and 2nd against SDSU. Her times were stronger than this past weekend and were good in season times considering the tough training and multiple competitions we put in this past week."
"Allison Hall won the 200 fly against SDSU and was 2nd to teammate Tara Hahto in the 400 IM. Finishing 1-2 in the 400 IM was a big accomplishment for our team.”
“Jenny Nowatzke also came on strong in the 50 free to win against SDSU.”
On last their performance at San Diego:
“There were areas we need to be better in, but those will come as we sharpen and rest in about a month in preparation for the WAC conference championships. There were many close races and we are so improved from last year. It's fun to be able to compete with these strong teams and it says a lot about how far we have come in just one year."