Broncos Edged Out By San Jose State

BOISE, Idaho - In the second day of competition against San Jose State, the Broncos took four of the eleven total events, but fell to the Spartans, 92-95, Saturday.

The morning started off with a victory in the 100 medley relay with a time of 52.59 (Denise Green, Tara Hahto, Allison Hall and Jenny Nowatzke).

In the 400 yard medley, the Broncos took second with a time of 4:05.03 (Samantha Eichner, Rachael Meisner, Lauren Keele and Morgan Denny).

Boise State continued their hot streak in the 150 backstroke relay as they took first in the event with a time of 1:24.07 with a team comprised entirely by freshmen (Denny, Nowatzke, Green).

Hahto led off the relay for the 150 breaststroke relay, while Meisner followed and Erin Stotts anchored the team, earning the Broncos a second place finish with a time of 1:35.46.

The 150 butterfly relay was tight throughout as Nowatzke set the pace for the Broncos before Sammy Sanchez-O’Dell began to pull away in the second leg of the relay. Anchoring the event was Hall, who pulled away from the Spartans to give the Broncos a first place finish with a time of 1:20.87

In the 400 free relay, the Broncos took a second place finish with a time of 3:42.75 (Nowatzke, Rohling, Meisner and LoFland).

The Broncos continued to do well in the distance relay events as they placed third in the 850 free relay with a time of  8:39.95 (Nowatzke, Rohling, Meisner, LoFland). Following that event, Boise State recorded an impressive 9:08.75 for second place, barely being tapped out by San Jose, who notched a time of 9:08.74 in the 1000 free relay.

Heading into the final relay of the competition, the Broncos led the Spartans by two points, but with a second place finish in the 100 free relay with a time of 47.10 (Nowatzke, Green, Sanchez-O’Dell, Kim Nelson), the Spartans edged out the Broncos as they took first and third in the event.

In the diving events, the Broncos improved their scores all around as Jennifer Dorling recorded a season-best 209.85 in the three-meter, to take second in the event. Freshman Megan Morton took third in the event as she tallied 207.45 points, while Alyssa Daly garnered fourth place with a score of 153.60. All three divers improved their marks in the event by at least 11.40 points or more.

Their hot streak continued in the one-meter as Morton recorded a meet record with a 234.80 for first place. Dorling improved her mark from Friday with a score of 205.90 for second place, while Daly notched a score of 157.90.

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