Broncos Blow Competition Out of the Water With a Pair of Dual Victories

CALDWELL, Idaho - The Boise State swimming and diving team blew its competition out of the water as the Broncos defeated the College of Idaho, 156-80, and Mesa College, 151-97, Saturday.

Out of the 14 total events at the meet, the Broncos garnered the top spot in nine individual events and one in the 200 medley relay with a winning time of 1:57.80 (Samantha  Eichner, Rachael Meisner, Danielle Blow and Morgan Denny).

Freshmen led the way for the Broncos, with Nathalie Rohling taking first in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:51.66 before notching her second individual title in the 500 free (5:26.34).

Rachael Meisner also notched a pair of victories as she garnered a first place finish in the 200 free (1:58.33) and recorded a first place finish in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:15.54, edging out teammate Allison Hall (2:15.58).

Morgan Denny had a career day as she garnered a first place finish in both the 100 (1:02.63) and 200 backstroke (2:15.44). Also adding to the Broncos success was Tara Hahto, who has had standout performances throughout the season. Hahto’s hot streak continued as she took the title in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:01.48 before notching another first place finish in the 50 free with a time of 26.21.

Making a splash for the Broncos was freshman Andrea Thiltgen who recorded a first place finish with her performance in the 200 fly, with a time of 2:20.83.

Junior Kelly Knapp garnered the Bronco Award at the meet after notching a lifetime best time in both the 200 and 500 free. “Kelly helped us get out program started last year,” said head coach Kristin Hill. “She has continued to improve this year and we wanted to recognize that.”

The Broncos now prepare to hit the road to Salt Lake City, Utah to take on Utah and San Diego State, Saturday, Nov. 17.


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