What’s Happening The Boise State University swimming and diving team has gotten off to an amazing start to the 2007-08 season and looks continue their hot streak as they take on The College of Idaho and Mesa College, Saturday, at 1 p.m., at Caldwell, Idaho.
The Teams - The Mesa College Mavericks (6-3) are a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and have competed since late September. The 27-person roster is led by Sarah Hagerstrom, who won the 100-fly, 200-fly, and 200-free in their victory two weeks ago against Metro State.
The Lady Yotes had one individual winner against Lewis and Clark, as sophomore Ellen Judd won the 100-breaststroke (1:16.21), while Annie Kerrick placed second in the 100-backstroke (1:08.06) improving on her own school record. Four others set season-bests for The C of I Ali Cabrera in the 50-free (28.65), Annie Younggren in the 100-free (1:01.51), Hayley Pitzele in the 500-free (6:00.80), with the 200-medley relay team improving on their NAIA “A” qualifying time (2:02.11).
Last Time Out TIn their first home meet of the 2007-08 season against conference foe San Jose State, the Boise State swimming and diving team defeated the Spartans 172-125.
In just their fifth meet of the season, the Broncos rewrote the record books, as they set 12 school records. Overall, the Broncos set school records in the 200 freestyle, 1000 free, 200 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 200 back and 100 breaststroke, 200 breast, 200 IM, 200 free relay and three-meter diving. On the night, the Broncos took the title in 11 of the meets 16 events.
Tara Hahto continued to make her presence known as she took first place and notched a career-high 1:06.68 in the 100 breast and in the 200 breast with a time of 2:22.92. The freshman went on to finish strong in the 200 individual medley, setting a career-high with a time of 2:09.81, notching seven seconds off of her previous record. On the night, Hahto garnered three individual titles.
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. 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.