Boise State Crushes Idaho As Pool Records Tumble

BOISE, Idaho, October 5. THE Boise State Bronco women’s swimming and diving team cruised to its first victory of the season Saturday afternoon, pounding in-state rival Idaho by a score of 217.5-82.5.

Ciera Cortney of Boise State got the meet started with a commanding victory in women’s 1-meter diving action. Cortney scored 274.80 points to outdistance teammate Erin Kohlbeck’s 254.85. She added a second win in the 3-meter later on with 308.93 points. Boise State continued to roll with another 1-2 finish in the 200 medley relay. Jessica Bottelberghe, Sydney Johansen, Brittany Aoyama and Felicity Cann posted a 1:44.38, just off the pool record of 1:43.63.

Cann and Aoyama both went on to win multiple individual events as well. Cann set a new pool record two events later in the 200 free, touching in 1:50.25 to dip under Amber Boucher’s 1:50.28 from 2012. Later in the meet, she added a second win in the 100 free, topping the heat in 51.47.

Aoyama won the 50 free by nearly a second, hitting the wall in 23.60 to easily outpace teammate Katelyn Martin (24.46) and Idaho’s Erica Martin (24.60). She later finished second to Cann in the 100 free with a time of 51.78. In the 100 fly, Aoyama destroyed the field, winning by nearly four seconds in 54.95. Idaho’s Taylor Strachan finished a distant second in 58.68.

Boise State’s Heather Harper left no question about who the top breaststroker of the day was, winning both the 100 (1:05.50) and 200 (2:22.51). Rachel Heaney (200 fly, 2:04.98), Devin Madsen (100 back, 57.74), Blake Balogh (500 free, 5:05.93) and Emri Moore (1,000 free, 10:33.02) also recorded wins for the Broncos.

Idaho’s Rachel Millet broke up the Bronco parade with a pool record in the 200 back. Millet swam a 2:01.36 to take .15 off of Jamie Reid’s pool record from way back in 1998. In the final individual event of the meet, Millet swam a 2:04.78 to run away with the win in the 200 IM.

Cann, Martin, Madsen and Johansen combined forces to close out the meet with a victory in the 200 free relay. The foursome touched in 1:37.94, just over a second in front of Idaho’s 1:39.00.

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