What’s Happening: The Boise State swimming team hits the road again this week when they take off for Federal Way, Wash. and the Husky Invitational at the King County Aquatic Center on Thursday, Dec. 4. The meet will be a three-day event, where the Broncos will compete against ten different teams, mostly from the West Coast.
The Competition: The Broncos will be up against some of their toughest competition of the year at the Husky Invite. Washington and USC are ranked No. 24 and 25, respectively, in a powerhouse Pac-10 conference. USC has already knocked off NCAA champion Arizona and feature Olympic gold-medalist Rebecca Soni. Oregon State will be the third Pac-10 team at the Husky Invitational and will be joined by UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, North Carolina State, Seattle, Whitworth, Puget Sound and Western Athletic Conference-rival Hawaii.
Last Time Out: Boise State swimming and diving won their third meet of the season 199-106 as they hosted the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday in Boise. The Broncos took the top spot in all 17 events of the dual meet, and broke two school records en route to the team victory.
Stephanie North and Denise Green led the way for the Broncos as the record-breakers of the day. North swam the 200 free for the first time at Boise State and set the school-record at 1:54.17. Green followed that performance in the next event by breaking her own record in the 100 back with a time of 58.37. Boise State took first place in all 15 events.
The divers fared just as well with a pair of one-two finishes in the one-meter and three-meter events. Brittany Jones finished in the top spot in both events and was followed by teammate Erin Lionberger.
The Divers: The diving team will head off in another direction as they make the trip to Provo, Utah for the BYU Invitational on Dec. 5-6. The Broncos will meet some challenging and new competition as they take to the one-meter, three-meter and platform for the first time this season.