Broncos Host San Jose State In Home Opener

What’s Happening After opening the 2007-8 season on the road last week the Boise State University swimming and diving team returns home to host conference foe, San Jose State., Friday and Saturday, at the West YMCA in Boise, Idaho.

The Teams - The Spartans are 1-2 in dual meets heading into Friday’s meet, with  losses to Stanford (105-164) and UC Davis (132-166). Their only win of the season came against UC Santa Cruz, as they beat the Banana Slugs 227-60. San Jose State will travel 17 swimmers and a diver to the competition.

Last Time Out The Broncos had an incredible start to the 2007-08 season as they broke several school records against Colorado State, before going 2-1 in dual meets at the Air Force Invitational. The Broncos earned victories over Colorado School of Mines (196-42) and Air Force (159-83). The Broncos only loss came to Denver, with a score of 62-180.

Leading the way for the Broncos was freshman Tara Hahto, as she took the individual title in the 200 breaststroke, out-swimming her competition by nearly two seconds in her first collegiate swim meet against Colorado State. Hahto’s hot streak continued as she finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.75) and took third in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:16.01 at the Air Force Invitational.

The strongest race at the Air Force Invitiational came from freshman Nathalie Rohling, who swam a 54.97 in the 100 free to earn a third place finish in the event. Teammates Allison Hall, Denise Green and Jenny Nowatzke also notched third place finishes, as Hall swam a 59.93 in the 100 butterfly, while Green recorded a time of 1:02.31 in the 100 backstroke, and Nowatzke Jenny Nowatzke notched a time of 25.09 in the 50 freestyle.

As a team, the Broncos were outstanding against Colorado State as they finished second in the 400 medley relay with a team comprised entirely by freshmen. While at the Air Force Invite, Boise State performed extremely well in their relay events as it broke school records in both the 200 medley and 200 free. The Broncos kept pace with Denver throughout the 200 free, but in the end were out touched by the Pioneers giving them a second place finish in the event with a time of 1:41.52. They also garnered a second place finish in the 200 medley with a time of 1:51.78.

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