Christine Raininger will join the Boise State swimming and diving team for her freshman year in the fall, but she is already making a splash on the international scene. Raininger recently competed at the World Championship Trials in Montreal, Canada, finishing in the top-15 in two events.
Raininger finished 12th in both the 200 meter butterfly and 400 meter IM. In the 200 fly, the incoming freshman was seeded 14th after the preliminary heats. However, she swam a lifetime best 2:17.61 in finals to finish 12th out of 55 swimmers. Raininger also finished 12th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:55.86, which set her lifetime best by 14 seconds.
In the 100 fly and 200 IM, Raininger finished 37th and 19th, respectively. She set a new lifetime best in the 100 fly with a time of 1:04.21.
“We knew Christine would be one of those swimmers who would elevate our program to a new level, and her results this past weekend certainly proved that,” said Boise State head swimming and diving coach Kristin Hill. “She is moving up the Canadian ranks and we are excited to be in her future as she prepares for the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials. I know she will thrive in the college swimming environment and she will certainly make her mark at the WAC Conference and NCAA Championships."
Raininger and the Broncos will kickoff their 2009-10 season on Oct. 9 at the WAC Shootout in San Jose, Calif. The Broncos first home meet will take place on Nov. 13 when WAC-rival Northern Arizona comes into Boise.