Broncos Finish in Sixth at Husky Invite, Set 11 New Team Records

The record-breaking continued on Saturday for the Boise State swim team, setting new team records in 11 of the 18 events at the Husky Invitational. The Broncos finished in sixth place overall, only half of a point behind WAC-rival Hawai’i.

The final day of the three-day meet began with the 1650 free. The Broncos were led by Katelyn Lofland, who finished in 11th. Teammate Rachael Meisner finished closely behind in 13th.

Denise Green set the pace for the Broncos in the 200 back, finishing in 16th with a season-best time of 2:07.13. Morgan McLain and Chelsea Lopus also placed for the Broncos, finishing in 20th and 21st respectively.

Amber Boucher and Stephanie North battled for the team record in the 100 free. Boucher broke North’s record in the preliminaries with a time of 52.01. North came back in the finals and retook the record as she swam a 51.05, finishing in tenth. Boucher finished in 18th in the finals.

Another pair of record-breaking swims came from Emily Irvin in the 200 breast. In preliminaries, Irvin broke the previous team record with a time of 2:22.03. She earned a tenth-place finish in finals as she shattered the record again with a time of 2:19.34.

The final individual event of the meet was the 200 fly. The Broncos were led by Kirdy Franco in 18th, recording a time of 2:08.84. Lopus was the next to touch in 19th and Sammy Sanchez-O'Dell finished in 23rd.

The meet concluded with the 400 free relay. The quartet of North, Boucher, Lopus and Johanna Wubenna finished in 6th with a time of 3:29.35.

The Husky Invitational is the only action the swimming team will see this month as they compete next at the Hawai’i Invitational in Honolulu on Jan. 8, 2009.

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