Broncos Begin WAC Championships With Record-Shattering Performances

SAN ANTONIO, Texas The Boise State swimming and diving team shattered three team records on the first day of the Western Athletic Conference Championships in San Antonio, Texas. The Broncos sit in fourth place after the first day of competition behind Nevada, Hawai’i and Northern Arizona.

The day began with the 200 medley relay, an event in which the Broncos have set a team record in four of the last five meets. The WAC championships were no different as  the team of Morgan McLain, Emily Irvin, Chelsea Lopus and Stephanie North swam a 1:44.23, beating the old record by over two seconds. The Broncos placed sixth in the event.

The second and final event of the day was the 800 free relay swam by Amber Boucher, Irvin, Lopus and North. The event started out with Amber Boucher destroying the 200 free record of 1:53.08 with a lead leg time of 1:51.09. With the superb start, the Broncos cruised to another team record in the relay with a time 7:25.15. The fourth-place time obliterated the old record of 7:44.22.

“Tonight was an outstanding start for our team,” said head coach Kristin Hill. “Our 200 medley relay was a new team record by over two seconds and our 800 free relay exceeded any of our expectations.”

The Broncos look to keep the record shattering up tomorrow with the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter diving and 200 free relay on the schedule. Preliminary heats will begin at 11 a.m. (CT) and finals will take place at 6:30 p.m.

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