Record-Breaking Continues on Day 2 of the WAC Championships

SAN ANTONIO, Texas The record-breaking continued for the Boise State swimming and diving team on day 2 of the WAC championships. The Broncos broke school records in four of the five events. They sit in sixth place after two days, but are only 14 points out of fourth place.

Rachael Meisner was the first to dive in for the Broncos in the 500 free. Lofland finished eighth in finals with a time of 5:02.00, but broke the school record in the preliminaries with a time of 4:59.21. Her prelim time shattered the old school record by nearly three seconds.

In the 200 IM, Boise State placed two swimmers in the top-8 and reset the team record twice in the event. Chelsea Lopus was the first to break the record in prelims with a time of 2:05.91. She finished seventh in finals with a time of 2:05.65. Freshman Emily Irvin finished in sixth in finals, resetting the record with a time of 2:05.43.

The 50 free brought the highest finish thus far for the Broncos. Freshmen Stephanie North and Amber Boucher tied for third with another new school record of 23.24. North had already set the new record in prelims with a 23.38, which edged out Boucher prelim time of 23.46.

Erin Lionberger led the Broncos in the 1-meter diving event, finishing in 14th out of the 32 divers in the event. She finished with a score of 208.05.

The final event was the 200 free relay, in which the Broncos set their third relay record of the meet. Boucher, Denise Green, Jenny Nowatzke and North finished in seventh with a time of 1:33.74. The time was a new school record of nearly 2.5 seconds and concluded the record-shattering day.

Boise State currently stands in sixth place but are only ten points behind San Jose State in fifth and 14 points behind New Mexico State in fourth. Tomorrow the action will continue with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 3-meter diving and 400 medley relay on the schedule.

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