Denver Women Top Boise State on Senior Night

University of Denver Pioneers were at the top of their game on Thursday as they defeated the Boise State Broncos at El Pomar Natatorium, 158-141. Full results available here.

Boise State senior Erin Kohlbeck swept the boards, winning 1-meter diving with 274.95 points and 3-meter with a career-best 320.85. Kohlbeck broke the pool record in the 3-meter event.

The Pioneers began with a pool record in the 200 medley relay when Johanna Roas (26.41), Amanda Sanders (29.26), Sam Corea (24.11), and Drew Matthews (23.51) combined for 1:43.29. Boise State (Sam Wicks, Sydney Johansen, Brittany Aoyama, and Katelyn Martin) finished .19 back with 1:43.48.

Denver freshman Maddie Myers was the distance queen of the evening, winning both the 1000 (10:24.42) and the 500 free (5:02.35). Boise State’s Blake Balogh was second in the 1000 (10:32.73) and third in the 500 (5:06.94).

Bronco teammates Felicity Cann and Emma Chard went 1-2 in the 200 free, touching in 1:51.87 and 1:52.85, respectively.

Denver’s Corea logged a double, winning the 100 back in 54.98 and the 100 fly in a pool record time of 53.45. She was also runner-up in the 200 back (2:05.35).

Sanders of Denver won both breaststroke events and placed third in the 200 IM. She went 1:03.19 in the 100 to beat teammate Maddie Eyolfson (1:05.38) and Boise State’s Heather Harper (1:06.06) and 2:17.57 in the 200, in front of the Broncos’ Emily Mathis (2:20.78).

Jessica Bottelberghe of Boise State came up with the win in the 200 fly, touching in 2:03.35. Denver’s Grace Sommerville was second with 2:04.03. Bottelberghe placed third in the 100 fly, coming in behind Corea and Aoyama (53.50). Aoyama had a tough second 50 and came .05 short of a come-from-behind victory over Corea.

Aoyama was successful in the 50 free, however, where she won by a mere .06 over teammate Martin, 23.55 to 23.61.

In the 100 free, the Pioneers’ Roas bested teammate Zoe Huddleston, 51.17 to 51.97. Boise State’s Cann touched third in 52.06.

Bridgette McNally put points on the board for Denver when she won the 200 back in 2:03.89. McNally was also fourth in the 200 IM behind Boise State’s Wicks (2:05.16) and Denver’s Myers (2:06.45) and Sanders (2:07.19).

Boise State went 1:33.79 to soundly win the 200 free relay with Aoyama (23.32), Martin (23.19), Bottelberghe (23.59) and Wicks (23.69).

Final score:

University of Denver 158 – 141 Boise State University

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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