Broncos Earn Two Wins, Drop to SDSU

Jan. 4, 2014

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SAN DIEGO-The Boise State women's swimming and diving team earned two wins on Saturday, beating UCSD 238-61 and Grand Canyon University 232.50-60.50. The Broncos fell 155-144 to Mountain West foe San Diego State.

Three Bronco swimmers and two divers earned individual wins on Saturday, including Blake Balogh and freshmen Brittany Aoyama and Felicity Cann. Balogh earned the top spot in the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:20.08. In the 100-yard butterfly, Aoyama touched the wall first in 54.69. Jessica Bottelberghe took third place with a time of 57.01.

"We are really happy with the training we have done as a team this week, and these results today showed great things for our team as we progress closer to the championship phase of our season," said head coach Kristin Hill.

Cann earned two individual victories for the night: the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.54) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.92). Blake Balogh finished the 500 free in second (5:02.18). San Diego State's Dana Michaels finished the event in third.

The Bronco divers swept the one-meter springboard competition. Ciera Cortney earned the victory with a score of 305.75. Erin Kohlbeck finished second in 287.65 and Jordan Marthens took third in 274.85.

Kohlbeck won the three-meter springboard in 307.00, and Marthens took second (291.85). SDSU's Shannon Finigan took third (281.90) and Cortney took fourth (277.60).

"It was nice to see Erin finally take an event today and with a personal-best score," said diving coach John Lynch. "After having an off event, Ciera came back big on one meter to post a great score. Jordan also had a great day placing 2nd on three meter and putting herself in the top-10 all time in Boise State history! All in all today was a great day for Bronco diving!"

San Diego State's Anika Apostalon won the 100-yard backstroke (54.96). Sam Wicks took second (56.78) and Devin Madsen finished in third (57.31).

Madsen took second place in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.39), which was fast enough for an NCAA `B' cut. Nikki Cannon finished in third in 2:07.61.

Heather Harper finished in second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:20.99) to SDSU's Mikaela Macklin (2:20.21).

The Broncos finished in second to SDSU in the 400-yard relay (3:25.21). Boise State narrowly missed the victory in the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.82) to SDSU (1:43.17).

Boise State will host Denver for its next matchup on Jan. 25 at noon at the Boise West YMCA.


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