Broncos Charge Into Utah For A Pair of Meets
What’s Happening: The Boise State swimming and diving is off to a smoking hot start to the 2009-10 campaign. The Broncos will hope to keep the momentum from their first two weekends rolling into Utah for a pair of meets this weekend. On Friday, the Broncos will travel to BYU on the host Cougars as well as New Mexico and Seattle. Then it’s off to Salt Lake City, Utah to take on Utah, New Mexico and Seattle on Saturday.

The Competition:
The Broncos will get their first look at some Mountain West rivals in New Mexico, BYU and Utah. The Broncos will face quite a challenge against BYU, who is the reigning Mountain West champion. The Cougars bring a perfect dual record into the meet, including a win over Arizona State. New Mexico won’t be an opponent to sleep on either as the Lobos bring a 2-2 dual meet record into Friday’s competition and are coming off a decisive win over Northern Colorado. Seattle is a member of the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference and has notched a pair of wins over Alaska. However, the Redhawks are coming off a loss to UC Davis, who the Broncos downed on Oct. 10.

Saturday will pin the Broncos against the Lobos and Redhawks again, but this time on the campus of the Utes, who lost last weekend to Arizona State before taking down UNLV. The Utes are 2-2 in dual meets this season. This weekend will mark the first time that the Broncos have faced BYU, New Mexico and Seattle in a dual meet. The Utes have taken all three previous meetings from the Broncos.

Poolside with Head Coach Kristin Hill:
“We are really looking forward to a weekend of racing.  BYU is ranked at the top of the Mountain West Conference and they've had a very successful start to their season.  It will be our first time competing against New Mexico, Seattle and BYU, and we know there will be some great competition.  Saturday against Utah will be our third year of competition in a row.  Greg and I started coaching together in Colorado back in 1995 so it's a friendly rivalry and we are excited to race.”

Last Time Out:
The Boise State swimming and diving earned their first victory over a Pac-10 school with a dual win over Washington State. The Broncos took control right out of the gates with a win in the 200 medley relay and went on to win seven more events en route to the victory. Emily Irvin and Stephanie North each brought in a pair of victories with North being awarded her second career WAC Athlete of the Week honor. Morgan McLain also took the title in the 200 back and freshman Jenn Cahill continued to impress with a win in 1000 free.

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