Broncos Travel to Salt Lake to Take on Utah and San Diego State

What’s Happening The Boise State University swimming and diving team looks to make a splash this weekend as it travels down to Salt Lake City to take on Utah and San Diego State, Sat. Nov. 17, in a dual meet starting at noon.

The Teams - The Utah women will look to improve on a 1-3 record so far this season with two meets on Saturday. The Utes own a 1-1 mark in the Mountain West Conference. Look for the meets this weekend to come down to the distance free events. In those events the Utes will rely on Karly Roberts and Adrienne Coburn to shoulder the load. Both earned all-MWC honors last season, but in events other than the 500 and 1000 free, in which they will compete on Saturday.

Although the Aztecs’ first two home meets were postponed due to the worst wildfires in state history, SDSU’s divers made a trip to Los Angeles, Calif., for the USC Trojan Diving Invitational from Nov. 2-3. Sophomore Caitlin Atkinson led the way with an appearance in the finals of both the one- and three-meter events. Also making the cut for the one-meter finals were freshman Keely Brooks and sophomore Kristen Maurer.

Meet Schedule:

  • 200 medley relay
  • 1000 free
  • 200 free
  • 100 back
  • 100 breast
  • 200 fly
  • 50 free
  • 1 meter diving or 15 minute break
  • 100 free
  • 200 back
  • 200 breast
  • 500 free
  • 100 fly
  • 3 meter diving or 15 minute break
  • 200 IM
  • 200 free relay

Last Time Out 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.

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