Sunday, October 13, 2013

Boise State Swimming and Diving Team Rocks Competition

Hard to believe the Boise State swimming and diving team might be better than the team that produced Amber Boucher and Stephanie North, but that might be the case.

The Broncos routed their competition at the Bulldog Invitational with 1,232 points to 765.5 for host Fresno State, 751.5 for San Jose State and 591 for California.  Boise State captured nine titles on the final day to win going away.

Senior Ciera Cortney won the one-meter diving competition with a score of 306.30, the highest score in school history. 

Coach Kristin Hill's squad won the 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.  

"Our relays were strong again today," said Coach Hill.  "It's great to see early season speed even though we have just started touching on our speed work."

Freshman Brittany Aoyama won the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly races.  Fellow freshman Whitney Jorgensen won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:26.85.  Sophomore Emri Moore won the 1,650-yard freestyle in 17:28.53.  Junior Heather Harper won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.31) while Jessica Bottelberge touched first in the 100-yard backstroke in 56.48.  

The Lady Broncos take on Utah and BYU on the road next weekend.