Broncos Host Denver Pioneers
Ciera Cortney will compete at home one final time.

Jan. 23, 2014

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Opponent: Denver Pioneers

When: Jan. 25, 12:30 p.m. 

Where: Boise West YMCA

About the Broncos: Head coach Kristin Hill enters the 2013-14 season with a strong senior class of five, including 2013 Mountain West champion Rachel Heaney (200-yard butterfly). Heaney also competed at the 2013 NCAA Championships in the 200 butterfly. The Broncos will host their first home meet on Saturday since opening the season against Idaho in October.

Senior Recognition: The Broncos will recognize this year’s senior class on Saturday, including: Brooke Balogh, Ciera Cortney, Olivia Harrell, Rachel Heaney and Chelsea Miller. The 2014 departing class has four No.1 times/scores in Boise State history, helped amass three conference titles, and has won five individual conference weekly honors.

Last Time Out: The Broncos return to competition after competing against UCSD, Grand Canyon and Mountain West foe San Diego State. Boise State won the matchups against the Tritons and the Antelopes, but dropped the meet against the Aztecs. Sophomore Blake Balogh earned an individual win in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:20.08). Freshmen Brittany Aoyama and Felicity Cann won individual titles as well. Aoyama claimed the victory in the 100-yard butterfly (54.69) and Cann won the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.54) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.92). Divers Ciera Cortney and Erin Kohlbeck each won a diving title. Cortney earned the title in the 1-meter (305.75) and Kohlbeck won the 3-meter (307.00).

About the Pioneers: The Denver Pioneers women's swimming and diving team is coming off a 173.5-127 win over Wyoming. Head coach Brian Schrader is in his 8th year at the helm of the Pioneer program and has led the team to two SBC titles. Pioneer freshman Amanda Sanders won Summit League weekly honors this week for earning five individual wins and two relay victories against BYU, New Mexico and Wyoming. The Pioneers are led by junior Sam Corea, who currently holds three school records from this year (100-yard backstroke, 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly). Corea’s 200-yard butterfly time currently ranks 10th in the nation.

Last Time Out: The Broncos won eight of 11 events in the 158-83 win over Denver last season on the road. Jessica Bottelberghe won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events while also helping the Broncos to a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The final score was 158-83, after adding scores from the preliminary springboard events at the Air Force Diving Invitational.

Races to Watch:

100-yard backstroke
Sophomore Devin Madsen currently sits third in the Mountain West rankings in the event, after touching in at 55.05 at the Hawkeye Invitational in December. Denver’s Sam Corea ranks 47th in the nation (53.44).

100-yard Butterfly
Freshman Brittany Aoyama recorded a 53.44 at the Hawkeye Invitational, which ranks second in the Mountain West. Corea sits at 10th in the nation in the event (52.72).

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