Broncos Hit the Palouse for Two Duals

What’s Happening After its first home meet in school history, the Boise State University swimming and diving team hits the road again to close out the regular season with duals at the University of Idaho (Jan. 26) and Washington State University (Jan. 27).

The Broncos’ dual with Western Athletic Conference rival Idaho is slated to begin Friday at 6:00 p.m., at the UI Swim Center, while their dual with the Cougars is scheduled for Saturday at 11:00 a.m., at WSU’s Gibb Pool. Both times are Pacific.

This weekend marks the final tune-up for the Broncos before they head to San Antonio, Texas, for the WAC Championships, Feb. 14-17.

The Vandals Idaho (8-8) has dropped five consecutive meets, most recently a 117-75 defeat at the hands of Oregon State University, Jan. 20. Against the Beavers, junior Kacie Hogan won the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.43), more than nine seconds faster than her nearest competitor.

The Cougars Washington State also fell to the Beavers last week, dropping a close dual 133-129 at Corvallis, Ore. The loss was only the second of the season for the Cougars in dual competition. Senior Erin McCleave notched three victories in individual events, while the Cougars also posted victories in the 50 freestyle, the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay.

Last Time Out - The Boise State University swimming and diving team capped off its inaugural home meet with the closest dual of the season, Jan. 13, against the University of Nevada.

The Broncos fell to the undefeated Wolf Pack by only two points (113-111) in a relays and diving only meet at the Boise City Aquatic Center/West Family YMCA.

On the first day of competition against the Wolf Pack, the Broncos came away with seven school records and victories in six of the 15 events.

Leading the charge for the ever-improving Bronco program was senior Jennifer Dorling, who continues to improve her diving scores. After setting a personal best score of 227.95 on the one-meter board on day one, Dorling once again raised the bar, posting a score of 230.85 on day two. On the weekend, Dorling won three of the four diving events.

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