Burnett's Record Day Paces Bronco Divers

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BOISE, Idaho-Boise State redshirt junior Amanda Burnett posted a school record to finish third in the platform competition , Sunday, on the final day of the Wildcat Diving Invitational in Tucson, Ariz.

Burnett scored a 211.80, becoming the first Bronco to eclipse the 200-point mark in the event. She broke her own record set at the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Championships.

Freshman Ciera Cortney placed 24th with a 166.70 in her collegiate debut on the platform. Cortney was the high finisher for Boise State in the one-meter and three-meter competitions during the first two days of the meet.

Senior Tana Loan scored a career-best 152.75 points, and sophomore Lexi Pfeiffer posted a 132.95 to round out the Boise State contingent. Loan's total topped her previous best by more than 30 points. For Pfieffer, Saturday was her first appearance on the platform as a Bronco.

"The girls did great today," said head diving coach David Legler. "Ciera and Lexi just learned their tower list over the last few days. Tana was much improved from WAC last year, and Amanda picked up right where she left off when we last trained tower almost six months ago. It was great to have all four of them up on tower competing."

The Broncos return to the pool Dec. 3-5, at the Missouri Invitational in Columbia, Mo., as the swimmers and divers will again compete together.