Broncos In 1st WAC Swimming Championships

Boise State's first-ever swimming and diving team is getting a stern test at the WAC Championships. Favorite Hawai'i has the Day One lead, followed by Nevada.

Hawai'i is in first place after two events at the 2007 Western Athletic Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championship in San Antonio, Texas.  The Rainbow Wahine won the 800-yard freestyle relay and finished second in the 200-yard medley relay, which was won by Nevada.  The Wolf Pack women are in second place with 74 points.  Boise State is competing in swimming and diving for the first time and is in last place with 44 points.

Hawai`i took the gold medal with a win in the 800 freestyle relay. The Rainbow Wahine team of Bache Atkins, Mia Broden, Claudia Barsi and Elliko Heimbach won with a time of 7:27.26.

Nevada's team of Li Bei, Margaret Doolittle, Michaela Schmidt and Nonie Wainwright took first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:43.24. Hawai‘i was second with a time of 1:43.86. It was the first time in four years that Hawai‘i did not win this event.

Boise State's 200 team of juniors Siobhan Gilmartin and Nikki DeWane, sophomore Kelsey Woodfield and freshman Kendra MacLean finished last with a time of 1:56.88.   Junior Holly Chatelain, DeWane, Woodfield and MacLean represented the Broncos in the 800 relay and finished last with a time of 8:27.87

Action continues tomorrow at Palo Alto College Natatorium with the 500-yard freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle, 1-meter diving and the 200 freestyle relay.  Prelims begin at 11:00 a.m. and the finals start at 6:30 p.m.

 

Team Scores

 

1.

Hawai`i

74

2.

Nevada

72

3.

Northern Arizona

66

4.

New Mexico State

56

5.

Idaho

54

 

San Jose State

54

7.

San Diego

52

8.

Boise State

44

 


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