Broncos Head South to Battle Wildcats

Nov. 21, 2013

BOISE, Idaho- The Boise State women’s swimming and diving team will face the Arizona Wildcats this weekend in Tempe, Ariz. The divers will compete in the Wildcat Diving Invitational from Friday, Nov. 22-24, while the swimmers will compete in a dual meet on the 23rd.

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. After opening the season at home against Idaho, Boise State will return Jan. 25 against for its next home meet against Denver at 1 p.m. (MT).

Last Time Out
The Broncos are coming off a narrow loss to Wyoming last week in Laramie, Wyo. Freshmen Brittany Aoyama and Felicity Cann each set pool records in the contest. Aoyama set the record in the 100-yard butterfly in 55.59, and Cann set the record in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.83. Boise State’s 200 medley relay of Devin Madsen, Heather Harper, Brittany Aoyama and Katelyn Martin claimed the victory in 1:43.41. Senior diver Ciera Cortney won both the 1-meter and 3-meter events.

Last Time Out Against Arizona
Boise State fell 166-108 in the first meeting between the two schools last November. Emri Moore won the 500-yard freestyle event in 5:01.30 and Rachel Heaney took second in 5:04.03.

Wildcat Diving Invitational
The Broncos return to the Invitational for the fourth-straight year. The meet will begin at noon on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center with the 3-meter. The Invitational will continue at 11 a.m. on Saturday (1-meter) and conclude at 11 a.m. on Sunday (platform). Along with Boise State and host Arizona, the meet will feature divers from USC, UCLA, Nevada, San Diego State, Wyoming, BYU, NAU, New Mexico and UNLV.

About the Wildcats
Arizona is 3-1 overall this season after a dual loss two weeks ago to USC. The Wildcats downed Utah in the season opener, 204-96. Comparatively, the Broncos narrowly fell to Utah 188-112 earlier this season. Arizona’s Margo Geer boasts the fastest time in the nation in the 100 free (48.33).

Races to Watch
200 Free-Boise State’s freshman Felicity Cann set a pool record at Wyoming last week in the event in 1:51.83. Arizona’s senior Margo Geer clocked a 1:48.41 two weeks ago in a dual meet against USC.

200 Free Relay-Boise State’s relay of Jessica Bottelberghe, Katelyn Martin, Devin Madsen and Brittany Aoyama clocked a 1:34.79 earlier this season. Arizona’s team touched in with a time of 1:32.16 two weeks ago against USC.


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