Broncos Coast To Big Win Over Vandals
BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State swimming and diving team continued to steam roll its way through the 2009-10 season with a decisive 217-83 win over Idaho. The Broncos took first in 15 of the 16 events on their way to improving to 7-1 in WAC duals. Amber Boucher also broke her own record in the 100 fly to highlight the Broncos victory.

Boucher took first in the 100 fly with a time of 55.59, breaking her own record of 55.69. With the new record time, Boucher now owns the ten best times in Boise State history in that event. She also led the Bronco charge in the 50 free, taking the top spot with a time of 23.38. In addition to her two individual wins, Boucher helped both the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams to take first in their respective events.

Amanda Burnett also had a spectacular meet as she set a new personal best in the 1-meter diving event and took the title to kickoff the dual. Burnett earned the title with a season-high 227.93. She was also the top finisher for the Broncos on the 3-meter board as she took second place with a score of 223.58.

Several other Broncos earned a pair of individual victories in the dual win. Jennifer Cahill took first in both the 1000 and 500 free events while Stephanie North earned a pair of victories in the 200 and 100 free events to give the Broncos a clean sweep of the freestyle events. Morgan McLain swept the backstroke events, highlighted by a career-best 57.57 in the 100 back. Emily Irvin took both titles in the breaststroke events to help the Broncos to a clean sweep in the swimming events.

Chelsea Lopus and Christine Raininger each took an individual title as Lopus won the 200 fly and Raininger won the 400 IM, which completed the clean sweep over the swimming events for the Broncos. In addition to winning 15 of the 16 events, the Broncos finished 1-2 in eight of the events on their way to a domination victory

The Broncos conclude their dual season next Saturday, Jan. 30 with New Mexico State making a visit to the West Y. It will also be the third annual Big Splash competition.

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