What’s Happening The Boise State University swimming and diving program is heading to Flagstaff, Ariz., to compete in a double-dual with Northern Arizona University and New Mexico State University.
The meet will be a two-day competition, with the teams swimming the relay events Friday, and the remainder of the events Saturday. The swimmers hit the water on Friday at 5:30 p.m. (PT), and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (PT).
“We are excited for our meets this weekend,” head coach Kristin Hill said. “It's a little unique because we'll be competing in a relay meet format on Friday night, then a regular format on Saturday morning, and all races will be in short course meters rather than yards. But it's an opportunity to set another batch of team records and just focus on racing which is what we like to do.”
The Teams The double-dual marks the first time this season that the Broncos will get to swim against schools from their own conference. Both Northern Arizona and New Mexico State compete in the Western Athletic Conference for swimming and diving.
The Lumberjacks competed in a triple-dual earlier this season, knocking off New Mexico State, but falling to both Brigham Young and New Mexico. Last week, the Lumberjacks sent five individuals to the Speedo Cup in Long Beach, Calif., and placed two individuals in the top 20 in the 1,650-yard freestyle.
The last time the Aggies competed, they dropped both ends of a double-dual with Air Force and TCU. New Mexico State defeated Northern Colorado earlier this season to claim its only dual victory of the season.
Last Time Out In a dual against Oregon State, Nov. 10, Holly Chatelain began the individual portion of the meet with her first career victory in the 1,000-yard freestyle, while setting a Boise State record with a time of 12:32.87.
Nikki DeWane and Kendra MacLean set two Bronco records each. MacLean finished second in both the 100 and 200 backstroke with the times of 1:06.03 and 2:22.89, respectively. DeWane finished second in the 200 breaststroke (2:40.89) and third in the 200 individual medley (2:29.34).
Although the Broncos swam valiantly in their second meet, after all scores were tallied the Broncos fell 123-79.