Broncos Sweep Competition on Day Two of WAC Shootout

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Boise State swimming and diving team continued its stellar season opening meet with a clean sweep of victories on day two of the WAC Shootout. The Broncos beat New Mexico State (141-99), Fresno State (165-77) and UC Davis (180-56) to go 5-0-1 on the weekend.

The relay teams continued to shine on Saturday as the 400 medley relay began the day with an overall victory. Morgan McLain, Emily Irvin, Amber Boucher and Stephanie North recorded a time of 3:54.71 to earn the title. The day ended with the 400 free relay team of Stevie Hughey, Chelsea Lopus, Jenny Nowatzke and Boucher earning a second place overall finish and beating out all three opponents for the day.

Freshman Jenn Cahill also continued her early season dominance with a pair of overall victories in the 1000 and 500 free events. Cahill recorded times of 10:25.95 and 5:05.83, respectively, to take the titles.

Boucher took the only other overall title for the Broncos in the 50 free. Her time of 24.02 gave her the top finish in the event and some big points. Christine Raininger pulled in a second place overall finish, but beat out competitors from all three opposing programs to earn first place points across the board in the 400 IM with a 4:35.75. Lopus also earned first place points in the 200 fly with a time of 2:06.94. She placed fifth overall in the event.

North and Lopus finished third and fourth overall in the 200 free, beating out both Fresno State and New Mexico State for the two top spots. North touched the wall at 1:53.96 while Lopus finished right behind her at 1:54.63. North also earned fist place points over UC Davis and Fresno State in the 100 free with a time of 52.60.

McLain and Irvin were the top finishers for the Broncos in the 200 back and 200 breast, respectively. McLain swam a 2:06.86 in the 200 back to earn first place points over New Mexico State and UC Davis. Irvin’s time of 2:23.76 earned first place points over Fresno State and UC Davis.

Erin Lionberger once again led the Broncos in the diving events. She finished in second place against both New Mexico State and Fresno State in the 1-meter and 3-meter events.

The Broncos hope to ride the success of their best start in school history all the way into Boise next weekend when they have their home-opener against Washington State. The Cougars and Broncos will face off at 1 p.m. at the West YMCA on Sat., Oct. 17.