Record-setting Day Puts Broncos in Sixth at Husky Invite

It was a record-setting day at Day one of the Husky Invitational for the Boise State swim team. The Broncos are currently sitting in sixth place at the meet and only 5.5 points behind WAC-rival Hawaii. Multiple lifetime bests and five new team records were set through the first eight events of the three-day meet.

Finals started with the 200 free relay, in which the Broncos finished in sixth-place and set the first team record of the day. The quartet of Amber Boucher, Sammy Sanchez-O'Dell, Denise Green and Stephanie North kicked off the day with a time of 1:36.26.

Katelyn Lofland represented the Broncos in the 500 free by swimming two lifetime bests, one in the preliminaries and on in finals. Lofland recorded a time of 5:06.66 in the preliminaries, and proceeded to drastically lower it again as she placed 19th overall with a time of 5:03.50.

The Broncos had two point scorers in the 200 IM in Chelsea Lopus and Emily Irvin. Lopus, who help the team record going into the day, broke her own record in the preliminaries with a time of 2:08.09. Irvin had an equally impressive swim as she recorded a time of 2:08.26 for a personal best. Irvin then ousted the new team record as she lowered her time in the finals to 2:07.18, finishing 20th. Lopus finished in 24th for the Broncos.

The last individual event of the day saw the Broncos’ top-finisher so far with Boucher finishing in 13th and setting another team record with a time of 23.79. North also placed 24th for the Broncos, recording a time of 24.31 in the finals.

To end the day, the Broncos placed a meet-high fifth place in the 400 medley relay, edging Hawaii by 0.06 seconds. The group of Green, Irvin, Boucher and North finished with a time of 3:51.01 and another new team record.

The Husky Invitational continues Friday with the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 800 free relay. Check for live stats throughout the day’s competition.

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