Broncos Set To Make "Big Splash" at Last Home Meet
What’s Happening: It has been a record-breaking season thus far for the Boise State swimming and diving team. The Broncos will try to pick up their fifth dual victory when they welcome Oregon State into the West YMCA for their final meet before the WAC Championships.
About Oregon State: The Beavers roll in to Boise with a 7-6 record in dual meets this season in a very tough Pac-10 conference, in which they are 1-4. The one conference win for the Beavers came in their last meet on Jan. 31 over Washington State. The meet came down to the wire as Oregon State edged out a one point team victory over the Pac-10 rival Cougars.
The schedule also boasts a win over one WAC team in Northern Arizona. The Beavers were able to come away with a 21-point victory over the Lumberjacks in a double dual against Arizona and Northern Arizona. Oregon State also competed in the Husky Invitational in December and finished in fourth place out of the 12 women’s teams. Boise State finished in sixth.
Big Splash, Senior Day: The final home meet will be a day of festivities as 11 members of the No. 11 Boise State football team will drop in to take part in the second annual Big Splash competition. Reigning champion, Joe Bozikovich, will not compete this year, leaving the title open for the taking.
The competition will take place in two parts. At the first break in the meet, two teams of four, to be determined later, will compete in a relay race. During the second break in the meet, all 11 competitors will test their skills on the 1-meter board in attempts to make the biggest splash. The contest will be judged by Boise State diving coach CJ Hardy and on-air personalities Chad and Hooker from Chad and Hooker in the Morning on 103.3 KISSFM.
The event is free to the public and will include giveaways, such as free pizza, cups and license plate frames to all in attendance.
This year’s competitors are as follows:
The team will also honor three seniors, who will be competing in their final home meet. Kelsey Woodfield, Lauren Keele and Kelly Knapp will be honored by head coach Kristin Hill and the Boise State swimming and diving team before the start of the meet.
Last Time Out: The Boise State swim team split a pair of dual meets on Jan. 24-25 against Idaho and Washington State, respectively. The Broncos earned their first ever victory over the rival Vandals in Moscow, Idaho but fell the next day in a dual against the Cougars in Pullman, Wash.
The Broncos won 12 of the 16 event at Idaho en route to the victory and broke the 200 medley relay record for the second time in as many meets. Chelsea Lopus (200 fly, 200 IM), Amber Boucher (50 free, 100 fly) and Rachael Meisner (1650 and 500 free) earned two individual victories a piece to lead the way for Broncos past their in-state rivals.
The Broncos skipped over the border to face Washington State the next day, but did not enjoy quite the same success they had against Idaho. The team swam hard but fell to the Cougars, 138-63.
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