Broncos Take Weekend Split, Drop Dual To Washington State
The Boise State swim team dropped a tough dual meet to Washington State on Sunday in Pullman, Wash., 138-63. The loss gave the Broncos a weekend split after beating Idaho just a day earlier.

The meet began with the 400 medley relay and a third-place finish for the Broncos. Denise Green, Lauren Keele, Amber Boucher and Stephanie North finished at 3:58.29, less than half of a second behind the second-place Cougar team.

Katelyn Lofland gave Boise State another third-place finish in the 1000 free. Lofland recorded a time of 10:55.77. Samantha Eichner finished in fourth with a time of 11:29.51.

The 200 free brought more of the same results as Boucher finished in third for the Broncos. Boucher touched at 1:56.35, just behind the Cougars’ second-place finisher. Green finished in fifth at 1:59.71.

North recorded the Broncos first second-place finish in the 50 free. North recorded a time of 24.33 as the Broncos top finisher in the event.

Chelsea Lopus, on the back of a great meet in Idaho, brought in another second-place finish in the 400 IM. Lopus finished at 4:38.56 as Boise State’s top finisher. Keele and Hahto weren’t far behind as they finished in fourth and fifth for the Broncos.

The 200 fly was next up. Paige LaPorte led the way for the Broncos in the event as she recorded a time of 2:15.42 and a third-place finish. Sammy Sanchez-O'Dell finished in fifth at 2:26.46.

Kim Nelson led Boise State in the 100 free with a time of 54.96 and a fifth-place finish. Johanna Wubenna finished right Nelson in sixth at 55.57.

Lopus led the way for the Broncos once again in the 200 back. She finished in second with a time of 2:08.92. Green and Denny finished right behind her in third and fourth with times of 2:09.25 and 2:13.32, respectively.

The 500 free brought in another second-place finish for the Broncos as Lofland cruised to a time of 5:20.06 as the Broncos top finisher. Meisner finished directly behind her in third at 5:21.72.

Erin Stotts was the top finisher for the Broncos in the 200 breast in second with a time 2:25.91. Keele and Tara Hahto were the next to finish in third and fourth with times of 2:30.30 and 2:32.46, respectively.

The meet ended with the 400 free relay and a third straight second-place finish. North, Lopus, Sanchez-O’Dell and Nelson recorded a time of 3:38.13. The quartet was followed by Wubenna, Lopus, LaPorte and McLain in third at 3:46.55.

The Broncos will host their final meet before the WAC Championships on Feb. 7 when they welcome Oregon State to the West YMCA in Boise. The annual Big Splash competition will also take place on Feb. 7 with a lineup of 10 football players set to compete in the competition.

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