Swimming & Diving Heads To Idaho

THIS WEEK - SPARTANS OFF TO BOISE ON FIRST ROAD TRIP
The San Jose State University women’s swimming and diving team takes its first road trip of the 2007-08 season this weekend. The Spartans fly early on the morning of Friday, October 19, to Boise, Idaho, for the first time, with three coaches, 17 swimmers and one diver. San Jose State will take on Boise State University in head-to-head dual meets on Friday evening, October 19, and Saturday morning, October 20, before returning to San Jose on Saturday afternoon.

Friday’s meet will feature a 16-event traditional college format, beginning with one-meter diving at approximately 5:45 p.m. local time and continuing with swimming events in the following order: one-meter diving, 200 medley relay, 1000 free, 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 fly, 50 free, three-meter diving, 100 free, 200 back, 200 breast, 500 free, 100 fly, 200 IM and 200 free relay. The three-meter diving event will be held during a break after the 50 freestyle. Scoring will be the standard 9-4-3-2-1 for individual and 11-4-2 for relay events.

Saturday’s non-traditional 11-event relay meet will begin at around 10:45 a.m. local time with one-meter diving. The full order of events will be as follows: one-meter diving, 100 medley relay (25 back, 25 breast, 25 fly, 25 free), 400 medley relay, 3 x 50 back relay, 3 x 50 breast relay, 3 x 50 fly relay, 400 free relay, three-meter diving, 50-100-200-500 free relay, 200-400-200 IM relay and 100 free relay (4 x 25 free). Scoring will be 8-4-3-2 for swimming and 9-4-3-2-1 for diving.

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY (1-2, 0-0 WAC)
at BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (2-2, 0-0 WAC)
WEST YMCA, BOISE, IDAHO
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 6:00 P.M. MDT
and SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 11:00 A.M. MDT


SAN JOSE STATE (1-2, 0-0 WAC) at BOISE STATE (2-2, 0-0 WAC)
Boise State went 2-1 in dual meets at the Air Force Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., last Saturday, October 13. The Broncos earned victories over Colorado School of Mines (196-42) and Air Force (159-83). The Broncos’ only loss came against Denver, by a score of 62-180. The wins marked their first against other NCAA Division I competition.

In her first collegiate meet, freshman Tara Hahto took the individual title in the 200 breaststroke in Boise State’s season-opening dual loss at Colorado State (89-142), out-swimming her competition by nearly two seconds. Hahto also placed second in the 100 breast and third in the 200 individual medley. Diver Nicole Morton, also a freshman, was second on the one-meter board (195.80), just two points shy of first. The Broncos have broken school records in both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays already this season.

Boise State, featuring 18 freshmen on its roster in this, its second year of existence, is coached by Kristin Hill. The Broncos finished eighth out of eight teams with 110 points at their first WAC Championship a season ago.

HEAD COACH SAGE HOPKINS ON BOISE STATE
“This will be our first road trip of the year, and our first time ever swimming Boise State in dual competition. They are a young program, but could become one of the better teams in the conference very quickly. They are much stronger than they were last year.”

LAST TIME OUT: SPARTANS SWEEP SEVEN EVENTS IN DUAL SPLIT
San Jose State posted five individual wins over both opponents and swept the two relay events in splitting a home-opening double dual meet at The Aquatics Center on Saturday, October 13. The Spartans (1-2) cruised by UC Santa Cruz (0-2), 227-60, while getting out-pointed by UC Davis (2-0), 166-132.

Spartan swimmers won seven of the 16 events contested on the day, against both opponents. Brie Marhenke again swept the sprint freestyle events after winning both at Stanford to open the season, while Lauren Mar (100 back), Katey Nelson (200 back) and Hannah Tringham (200 fly) all added double individual victories. The Spartans placed first in the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay, with Marhenke and Tarolyn Robertson a part of both.

Mar, freshman Caitlin Macky, Robertson and Marhenke, in order, first took the 200 medley relay in 1:46.93, a season best by almost two and a half seconds from the Stanford meet, with Marhenke turning in a blistering anchor freestyle leg of 23.14 seconds.

To close the meet, Marhenke led off the 200 freestyle relay in a split of 23.62, with freshmen Daphne Yeung and Julia Koch helping toward the first-place finish around Robertson’s third leg. The foursome timed 1:38.46.