What’s Happening: The Boise State swimming & diving team welcomes Fresno State to the Treasure Valley as the conference foes face-off in the water, Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11:30 a.m. at the West YMCA in Boise, Idaho.
Admission to the event is free to the public and Bronco fans are invited to pick up posters, meet programs and an informative breakdown of the swim meet for everyone to learn more about the sport of swimming.
About Fresno State: Fresno State is 0-3 after their last meet against the Aztecs in San Diego, where many 'Dogs claimed event victories and continued earning lifetime bests ... Saturday's meet will be the fourth collegiate meet of the season and both the swimming and diving team will compete at the West YMCA pool, the team's furthest destination thus far this season.
The Schedule: The meet has a 17-event format, with the events in the following order (Please note that the 200 IM is a non-scoring event):
1 meter diving (11:30 a.m.)
200 medley relay (Noon)
15 minute break
3 meter diving
200 IM (non-scoring)
200 free relay
Results: Following each day of competition, results can be found on the Bronco Athletics website at www.broncosports.com.
Irvin Shines at San Jose: It was a record day for freshman Emily Irvin Saturday against WAC foe San Jose State as she recorded three career-best times, in addition to setting a school record in the 100 breast. She kicked off the event as a member of the 200 medley relay team that placed fourth with a time of 1:50.57. The highlight of the day came during the 100 breaststroke as Irvin proved to be a force to be reckoned with as she blew the competition out of the water with a career-best 1:04.89, beating out the competition by nearly three seconds. Irvin’s time not only marks a personal best, but set a school record as well. It was in the 200 breast that Irvin recorded a career-best time of 2:27.77 in the event to place fifth. It was during the 200 individual Irvin showcased her talent as she notched a third place finish with a personal-best 2:10.46 to take third.
Last Time Out: Despite its best efforts the Boise State swimming & diving team fell to Western Athletic Conference foe, San Jose State, 197-102, Saturday.
While the swimming competition competed today, the diving portion of the event took place Friday night at the Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center. Leading the way for the Broncos in the 1-meter was Brittney Jones, as she placed third with a career-high score of 209.33, while teammate Erin Lionberger took fourth after tallying 193.73. The 3-meter followed with Jones taking third yet again with a 217.28, followed by Lionberger in fourth after posting a score of 203.18.
The highlight of the day came during the 100 breaststroke as Emily Irvin proved to be a force to be reckoned with as she blew the competition out of the water with a career-best 1:04.89, beating out the competition by nearly three seconds. Irvin’s time not only marks a personal best, but set a school record as well.
Closing out the event was the 200 free relay, where the Broncos dominated the competition as they took the title with a record-breaking time of 1:37.93 (Stephanie North, Amber Boucher, Sammy Sanchez-O'Dell, Morgan McLain).