No. 15 Broncos Improve, But Fall at Utah
Jan. 20, 2017

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SALT LAKE CITY -- No. 15 Boise State (196.225) improved dramatically in its second meet of the season, but was unable to overtake No. 7 Denver (196.875) and No. 5 Utah (197.625) Friday night at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. The Broncos (4-2) picked up a win over Illinois-Chicago (193.250) in what was the team's second quad meet on the road.

Mary Frances Bir tied a career high on vault with a 9.875 and Courtney McGregor posted a 9.9 on uneven bars to lead the way for the Blue and Orange. Shani Remme enjoyed the top all-around score (39.275) on the team, scoring a 9.8 or better in three of the four events.

The Broncos saved their best for last, compiling a 49.175 on uneven bars in their final event for their highest event score of the evening. Despite the two losses, Boise State improved in all four events from its season-opening meet last weekend at UC Davis.

Boise State started on balance beam and began the meet with a solid 49.050 on the opening apparatus. Sandra Collantes began the event with a 9.775 and the Broncos rallied to put together four-straight hit routines after a fall in the No. 2 spot. McGregor was steady with a 9.775, Isabella Amado excelled with a 9.8 and Remme posted the highest score with a 9.875. Sarah Means earned a 9.825 as the anchor and completed what was a successful opening event.

The Broncos then moved to floor and ended up with a 48.900 -- their lowest event score of the meet. Means and Collantes led the way with 9.8's, McGregor and Remme each garnered 9.775's, and Urquhart contributed the last counting score with a 9.75.

Boise State regained their momentum in the third rotation on vault, ending the event with a 49.100. After Bir's career-high tying 9.875, Ann Stockwell contributed a 9.85 while Means and Remme both earned 9.8's. Collantes rounded things out with a 9.775.

The final event saw the Broncos post a 49.175 on uneven bars. McGregor was sensational with her 9.9, and Diana Mejia was close behind thanks to a 9.85. Remme and Stockwell notched a pair of 9.825's, and Bennion chipped in a 9.775.

The two losses are the first regular season losses for the Broncos since March 13, 2015 when they dropped a road meet at Southern Utah. In addition, the 196.225 that the Blue and Orange scored tonight is the top score for any team in the MRGC so far this season.

The Broncos will return to Boise and compete against BYU at CenturyLink Arena as a part of the Gem State Invitational on Friday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.

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