SAN ANTONIO, Texas, February 25. BOISE State had eight student-athletes finish in the top eight of the three individual events tonight to take the lead after day two of the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, 26 points ahead of San Jose State.
The night began with Nevada's Jiao Jiao Mi and Boise State's Jennifer Cahill earning the top two spots in the 500-yard freestyle. Mi recorded an NCAA consideration time of 4:51.12 while Gleason swam a 4:55.22. Last year's second place finisher Sarah Gleason of San Diego finished third with a time of 4:57.09.
In the 200 individual medley, San Jose State's Kristen Trammell took home first-place honors with a time of 2:03.09 to edge out Margaret Doolittle of Nevada, by three-tenths of a second. San Diego's Sarah Geerdes finished third for the second year in a row and clocked a time of 2:03.71.
Boise State took first and second in the 50 free, as Amber Boucher took gold with a pool record time of 23.06, followed by Stephanie North with a time of 23.22. San Jose State's Kiley Foster took third and clocked a time of 23.68.
San Jose State won the final event of the day swimming a 1:33.19 in the 200-yard freestyle relay, a pool record. The team consisted of Marisa DeWames, Meghan McCurley, Heather Denman and Kiley Foster.
After two days of competition, Boise State leads the meet with 230 points, while San Jose State is in second with 204. Nevada is third with 151 points, just ahead of New Mexico State with 150. Northern Arizona is in fifth with 148 points, followed by San Diego (144), Hawai‘i (125), Idaho (99) and Fresno State (95).
Action continues tomorrow at Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio, Texas with the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 1-meter diving and 400 medley relay. Prelims begin at 11:00 a.m. and the finals start at 6:30 p.m.
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