Boise State Finishes Second at Hawkeye Invite

Dec. 8, 2013

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IOWA CITY, Iowa--After the final day of competition, the Boise State women’s swimming and diving team finished in second with 742.5 points. Notre Dame won the invitational with 823 points, followed by Boise State, Nebraska (462), Iowa (436), Denver (415), Washington State (387.5) and Milwaukee (226).

The night was highlighted by the Broncos’ 400 freestyle relay victory. The relay, consisting of Brittany Aoyama, Katelyn Martin, Jessica Bottelberghe and Sam Wicks touched in with a time of 3:20.35. Notre Dame finished in second (3:20.55) and Denver took the third spot (3:21.10).

"This was a great weekend all around," said head coach Kristin Hill. "Winning the 400 freestyle relay tonight was an outstanding way to end the meet. We are in a great place for this phase of the season. There are things we are looking forward to focusing on over the next two months that will only help us get even better."

Rachel Heaney finished the 200-yard butterfly in 1:58.74 for third place. Her time was the sixth fastest in school history and earned her a NCAA ‘B’ cut. Brooke Balogh took seventh in 2:02.08, Whitney Jorgensen finished tenth in 2:01.71 and Jenni Domanowski swam in the C finals for a time of 2:06.00.

Emri Moore marked Boise State’s fastest time in the 1650-yard freestyle this season. Moore took third in a time of 16:43.88, and Blake Balogh (16:52.38) and Taylor Padington (16:53.58) took fifth and six, respectively. Emily Blasko finished in 13th with a time of 17:11.28 and Megan Myers took 15th in 17:18.54.

Wicks finished the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.21 for third place. Martin nabbed fourth place in 50.78, and Bottelberghe took seventh in 51.05. Aoyama (50.44) finished ninth and Felicity Cann (51.21) finished in 13th.

Heather Harper took fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:14.64. Chelsea Miller took ninth with a time of 2:15.74. Both earned NCAA B cuts.

Devin Madsen finished the 200-yard backstroke in fifth place with a time of 1:58.90, also fast enough for a B cut. Padington (2:00.57), Nikki Cannon (2:01.12) and Sydney Johansen (2:01.14) finished 10th, 12th and 13th.

The divers competed on platform on Sunday. Erin Kohlbeck finished in fourth with a score of 241.35, and Ciera Cortney finished in fifth with 229.65 points. Kohlbeck finished with the fifth-highest score in the Bronco record books, and Cortney earned the eighth highest score. Jordan Marthens (207.75) and Karli Kriewall (198.20) finished in 11th and 12th.

“This was a phenomenal day today,” said diving coach John Lynch. “Everyone’s list of dives is almost complete and ready to go for conference!”

Boise State’s next competition will be Jan. 4 at UC San Diego, where they will compete against UCSD, SDSU and Grand Canyon.

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