SAN ANTONIO - The Boise State swimming and diving team saw two records fall and sit in a program-high third place after the first three events of the WAC Championships in San Antonio, Texas. The Broncos took the title in the 800 free relay for the first relay title in program history. Amanda Burnett also made history on the platform.
Amber Boucher, Chelsea Lopus, Jennifer Cahill and Stephanie North fueled the Broncos first day success with the 800 free relay title. The quartet set a school record time with a 7:20.87, which is also an NCAA "B" qualifying time. The Broncos cruised to nearly a five second victory in the event.
Burnett etched her name in the record books with an eighth place finish in the platform diving event this afternoon. Burnett became the first Bronco to make the finals in the event in addition to setting the Boise State school record. In the preliminaries, she scored a record 191.85 and was seeded sixth. Her eighth place finish in the finals gave Boise State some big first day points.
The Broncos also finished sixth in the 200 medley relay and finished the day in third place with 77 points overall. Northern Arizona took the lead after day one with 97 points and San Jose State sits only one point in front of the Broncos with 78 points in second place.
The WAC Championships continue tomorrow with the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 200 free relay and the 1-meter diving event.