OKLAHOMA CITY-Boise State swimming and diving sits atop the team standings after the first day of the 2012 Mountain West Swimming and Diving Championships. The Broncos won the 800-yard freestyle relay and set the school record in the 200-yard medley relay. Four Bronco divers advanced out of prelims in the one-meter event to score points, as well.
Amber Boucher led off the 800 freestyle relay with a 1:45.85 to set the all-time MW record in the 200-yard freestyle. Emily Irvin, Jennifer Cahill and Stephanie North brought home the win as the team clocked a 7:13.40, No. 2 in school history.
Boise State scored a fourth-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Irvin swam both events for the Broncos, taking on the breaststroke leg of the medley relay. Jessica Bottelberghe led off with the backstroke before Irvin jumped in. Stevie Hughey swam butterfly and Sydney Johansen anchored the team with the freestyle.
On the diving boards, Boise State enjoyed its best day at a conference championship in program history. Four Broncos moved on to scoring heats in the one-meter event, including Amanda Burnett and Ciera Cortney in the finals. Cortney took third in the 'A' final, scoring a 272.95. Burnett placed sixth in the finals with a 261.10.
Tana Loan and Lexi Pfeiffer competed in the one-meter consolation finals, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively for 12th- and 13th-place points. The 38 points scored by Boise State divers is not only the most diving points in a single event, but more than the Broncos have scored in a single conference championship.
The Broncos lead San Diego State by seven points (101) and New Mexico is in third with 99 points. The meet continues tomorrow with preliminary sessions starting at 11 a.m.
Team Standings Through 3 Events
1. Boise State 108
2. San Diego State 101
3. New Mexico 99
4. UNLV 78
5. Wyoming 76
6. Colorado State 64
7. TCU 55
8. Air Force 46