GREELEY, Colo. The dawn of a new era in Boise State University athletics came to fruition Friday evening, as the Broncos debuted their swimming and diving program at a double dual against Northern Colorado and San Diego State.
Eight individual school records, 16 personal bests and two relay team records were set in 10 events at the Butler-Hancock Pool.
“Our expectations are based on individual improvement from previous best times coming into this season and from the intrasquad meet results,” Head Coach Kristin Hill said. “We are focusing on building a great team atmosphere and on individual improvement and improvement in relays as the season progresses. As we continue to work hard in practice and spend more time perfecting technique, there will be improvement in every swimmer, which is exciting.”
Although the Broncos lost both duals, senior Nikki DeWane and freshman Kendra MacLean each posted sixth place efforts to lead the Broncos in their inaugural meet. DeWane swam the 100-yard breaststroke in 1-minute, 12.69-seconds, only 3.17 seconds behind Christine Graham of San Diego State.
MacLean finished sixth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:06.5, 5.97 seconds behind event-winner Katie Leahy of San Diego State.
“Nikki DeWane and Kendra MacLean are probably our strongest swimmers overall in the most events,” Hill said. “And I thought they, along with the rest of the team, competed very well today.”
The Broncos will continue their season, Nov. 10, in a dual against Oregon State at Corvallis, Ore.
Northern Colorado 221, Boise State 30
San Diego State 204, Boise State 37
San Diego State 132.5, Northern Colorado 110.5
Oct. 27, 2006
Results See Attached