Swimming & Diving Wins Five Events At Boise State

Boise, Idaho - The San Jose State University women’s swimming and diving team took five events, including two more individual and one relay win by Brie Marhenke and one individual first-place finish by Katey Nelson, in a 172-125 dual meet loss at Western Athletic Conference foe Boise State University at the West YMCA on Friday, October 19.

San Jose State (1-3) began the meet with freshman Jo Thibodaux earning her second collegiate dual meet victory on the one-meter springboard with a score of 205.85. The product of Alvin, Texas, had also topped UC Santa Cruz in the one-meter event a week ago.

Boise State (3-2), in its 2007-08 home opener, began the swimming portion of the meet by taking the 200 medley relay. The Spartan foursome of Beste Erener, Caitlin Macky, Tarolyn Robertson and Brie Marhenke finished second in 1:49.89.

Bronco swimmers proceeded to win the next five individual swimming events before the Spartans stormed back to win the next three, including a 1-2-3 sweep in the 100 free, and also took the 200 freestyle relay to end it, but it wasn’t enough.

Marhenke swept the sprint freestyle events to snap Boise State’s string of wins, improving to a perfect 16-0 in the 50 free in dual competition by racing a season-best 23.57, before moving to 13-1 all-time in the 100 free in a time of 52.30. The freshman duo of Meghan McCurley (54.49) and Daphne Yeung (54.70) followed her in second and third.

Nelson, coming off a win in the 200 back over both UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz at home last Saturday, October 13, again placed first in the event in 2:08.46.

The remaining Spartan victory came in the 200 free relay as McCurley, Yeung, Marhenke and Robertson timed 1:38.33.

Other second-place finishers for San Jose State included Erin Garcia in the 200 free (1:57.46), Nelson in the 100 back (1:01.44), Caitlin Macky in the 100 breast (1:06.92), Hannah Tringham in the 200 fly (2:09.93), Kirsten Trammell in the 200 breast (2:24.30) and the 200 IM (2:12.52), and Jillene Golez in the 100 fly (59.23). Golez was also third in the 200 fly in 2:12.79, while Macky just a freshman, was third in both the 200 breast (2:28.19) and 200 IM (2:12.67).

Thibodaux was third on the three-meter board with a score of 192.60. The Spartans were without the services of first-team All-WAC swimmer Lauren Mar.

San Jose State and Boise State face off again in a non-traditional 11-event dual meet featuring diving and relays on Saturday, October 20, beginning at approximately 10:45 a.m. local time with one-meter diving. The Spartans will return to San Jose following the meet.

San Jose State at Boise State
October 19, 2007

Final Team Score
San Jose State 125, Boise State 172

Partial Results (Winners plus all other known results at press time)
200 Yard Medley Relay
1. Boise State, 1:49.67. 2. San Jose State (Beste Erener, Caitlin Macky, Tarolyn Robertson, Brie Marhenke), 1:49.89.

1000 Yard Freestyle
1.Rachael Meisner, BSU, 10:36.68. 2. Katelyn LoFland, BSU, 10:38.25.

200 Yard Freestyle
1. Nathalie Rohling, BSU, 1:57.25. 2. Erin Garcia, SJSU, 1:57.46.

100 Yard Backstroke
1. Denise Green, BSU, 1:00.73. 2. Katey Nelson, SJSU, 1:01.44.

100 Yard Breaststroke
1. Tara Hahto, BSU, 1:06.68. 2. Caitlin Macky, SJSU, 1:06.68.

200 Yard Butterfly
1. Allison Hall, BSU, 2:06.49. 2. Hannah Tringham, SJSU, 2:09.93.

50 Yard Freestyle
1. Brie Marhenke, SJSU, 23.57. 2. Jenny Nowatzke, BSU, 24.64.

One-Meter Diving
1. Jo Thibodaux, SJSU, 205.85. 2. Megan morton, BSU, 203.80. 3. Jennifer Dorling, BSU, 195.40. 4. Alyssa Daly, BSU, 157.00.

100 Yard Freestyle
1. Brie Marhenke, SJSU, 52.30. 2. Meghan McCurley, SJSU, 54.49. 3. Daphne Yeung, SJSU, 54.70. 4. Kim Nelson, BSU, 55.44.

200 Yard Backstroke
1. Katey Nelson, SJSU, 2:08.46. 2. Denise Green, BSU, 2:11.63. 3. Andrea Thiltgen, BSU, 2:12.52.

200 Yard Breaststroke
1. Tara Hahto, BSU, 2:22.92. 2. Kirsten Trammell, SJSU, 2:24.30. 3. Caitlin Macky, SJSU, 2:28.19.

500 Yard Freestyle
1. Katelyn LoFland, BSU, 5:14.92. 2. Rachael Meisner, BSU, 5:15.49. 3. Amanda Carr, SJSU, 5:18.61.

100 Yard Butterfly
1. Allison Hall, BSU, 58.49. 2. Jillene Golez, SJSU, 59.23. 3. Sammy Sanchez-O’Dell, BSU, 1:00.13.

Three-Meter Diving
1. Megan Morton, BSU, 197.45. 2. Jennifer Dorling, BSU, 194.50. 3. Jo Thibodaux, SJSU, 192.60. 4. Alyssa Daly, BSU, 142.20.

200 Yard IM
1. Tara Hahto, BSU, 2:09.81. 2. Kirsten Trammell, SJSU, 2:12.52. 3. Caitlin Macky, SJSU, 2:12.67.

200 Yard Freestyle Relay
1. San Jose State (Meghan McCurley, Daphne Yeung, Tarolyn Robertson, Brie Marhenke), 1:38.33. 2. Boise State, 1:39.74.