Boise State Swimmers Down Rice

This could be one of the most successful fall sports seasons in Boise State history. The Bronco swimming and diving team made its contribution to the effort by opening its 2010 campaign with a big win over Rice.

The Boise State swimming and diving team opened the 2010 season with a resounding 174-88 win over Rice yesterday at the Boise-West YMCA. Coach Kristin Hill's team raced to wins in 13 of 16 events. The Lady Broncos won the first nine events of the competition and two of the top three spots in eight of those nine.

"This was a good way for us to start the season," said Hill. "We got a lot of good performances from different people. It wasn't just one small group of people delivering the points, which is great. We had a lot of girls battling to touch the wall second and third," Hill said. "We are going to need that depth this year, and it's great to see it this early."

Amber Boucher, Jennifer Cahill and Stephanie North each won two individual events and Boucher and North also swam on both winning realy teams. Kelly Forrester won the 100-yard breaststroke while Denise Green captured the 100-yard backstroke title. Freshman Rachel Heaney won the 200-meter butterfly while the Broncos. Freshman Ciera Cortney won the one-meter diving event and Amanda Burnett was victorious in the three-meter. Rice does not field a team in diving.

The two teams meet again today at noon in a relay meet at the Boise-West YMCA.

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