Broncos Fall to Wyoming, 154-146

Nov. 16, 2013

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LARAMIE, Wyo.-The Boise State women's swimming and diving team fell 154-146 at Corbett pool in Laramie, Wyo., against the Wyoming Cowgirls on Saturday. Despite holding a narrow lead, the Broncos were edged out on the last event.

"We knew this meet would be close and we fought hard for a win but we came up short," said head coach Kristin Hill."

The Broncos won the 200 medley relay in the first event of the afternoon. Devin Madsen, Heather Harper, Brittany Aoyama and Katelyn Martin touched in first with a time of 1:43.41. Harper, a junior from Redmond, Wash., also captured an individual win in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.25). Wyoming's Halie Lacy took second in 2:22.78, and Chelsea Miller finished in third with 2:23.20.

Freshman Brittany Aoyama easily claimed first place in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.59 and set a Corbett pool record. Wyoming's Molly Coonce took second in 56.99.

Felicity Cann, a freshman from Tacoma, Wash., set a pool record and claimed the top spot in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.83. Senior Rachel Heaney grabbed first in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:05.96.

Senior diver Ciera Cortney claimed first place in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard, with scores of 311.78 and 317.33, respectively. Cortney's 311.78 in the 1-meter ranks second all-time in the Bronco record books. Junior Erin Kohlbeck took second in the 3-meter with a 299.70.

The final event of the afternoon was the 400-yard freestyle relay, where the winner would claim the meet victory. Wyoming's A team touched in first at 3:28.28, beating Boise State's second place time of 3:30.37.

"The meet came down to the last relay and the team that won would win the meet," said Hill. "It was exciting and fun and our team really showed up to race. We really had quite a few step up and that was outstanding to see. Felicity's pool record in the 200 free and Brittany's in the 100 fly were really impressive. Competing at 7200 feet as the visiting team isn't easy, but we did well and were really invested as a team. We don't like finishing second but it's great motivation to stay after our training and stay focused on being prepared every time like we were today."

The Broncos will prepare next for the University of Arizona on Nov. 22-23. The divers will compete the 22-24th at the Wildcat Diving Invitational, and the swimmers will compete on the 23rd.

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