Broncos Dual It Out With the Wolfpack

BOISE, Idaho The Boise State University swimming and diving team  hosted its first ever meet, Friday, when they squared off in a dual meet against Nevada, at the West YMCA in Boise, Idaho. The Broncos came away from the meet with seven school records and victories in six of the 15 events.


“It was fun for the girls to finally get to swim at home,” said head coach Kristin Hill. “It is great to be able to swim in front of our fans and I think the girls really fed off that.”


Holly Chatelain led the charge for the Broncos with victories in the 200 yard individual medley (2:29.43) and the 500 yard freestyle (6:03.04).


Nikki DeWane, who already holds the Boise State record in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke improved her time in each event, with a 1:09.74 and a 2:37.44, respectively.


“Nikki was outstanding today,” said Hill. “She went out there and competed until the very end.”


Jennifer Dorling swept the diving competition at the meet, with a 227.95 on the one-meter board and a 214.50 on the three-meter board. These two scores also set a new standard for future Boise State divers.


Today was the first time Siobhan Gilmartin competed in the 100 yard butterfly during competition but that did not detour her from setting a Boise State record in the event with a 1:12.59. Her time placed her first in the event and captured nine points for the Broncos.


The final victory of the day was turned in by the 200 yard freestyle relay team of Gilmartin, Kelsey Woodfield, Kendra MacLean and Kelly Knapp. They combined to swim the event in 1:50.94 which also set a new Bronco record.


“I felt we were consistent throughout the meet,” said Hill. “We swam very well from start to finish and I am proud of the way the team performed.”


In the end, the Broncos fell to the Wolfpack of Nevada 100.50 to 122.50.


The Boise State swim team will once again face off against the Nevada on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at the West YMCA in Boise, Idaho.



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