Broncos Fall on the Road to Southern Utah
Diana Mejia

Jan. 31, 2014

Final Scores

The 16th-ranked Boise State gymnastics team was upset Friday evening visiting unranked Southern Utah in Centrum Arena. The Broncos (5-2) dropped a 195.450-195.250 decision to the Thunderbirds in their third meeting this season.

Boise State opened up strong with a 49.250 score on uneven bars followed by a 48.975 vault score. In the third rotation they earned an uncharacteristically low score of 48.30 on floor exercise and finished the night with a 48.725 on balance beam.

The Broncos collected individual titles on bars, floor and the all-around. The team opened up the night on the uneven bars, scoring a 49.250 team total, tying the 10th-best score in school history. Kelsey Black and Diana Mejia earned career-high scores of 9.90 to lead the Broncos tying with SUU’s Alyssa Click for the event win. The pair was followed by Ciera Perkin’s solid 9.875 routine, earning her a fourth-place finish. Krystine Jacobsen placed fifth adding a 9.825 routine while Maddie Krentz added a 9.750 routine to place eighth and round out the scorers. Kelsey Morris placed 11th with a 9.10 to round out the Broncos’ lineup.

Moving on to vault Perkins and Amanda Otuafi led the Broncos with 9.850 vaults, tying for second-place. Morris earned a 9.80 placing fifth, while Black tied for sixth scoring a 9.750. Paige Urquhart finished in ninth, earning a 9.725 while Jacobsen placed 11th with a 9.675 to round out the lineup. The Broncos ended with a 48.975 team total on vault. SUU’s Memory Shettles earned the vault title with a score of 9.875.

Perkins earned her second-straight floor title scoring a 9.850 and sharing the win with SUU’s Natalie Trejo. Morris placed fourth with a 9.775, while Black placed seventh (9.725). Brooke Graham placed 10th (9.50), Marissa Wossner placed 11th (9.450) and Otuafi placed 12th (9.075).

In the final rotation Southern Utah was closing in on the Broncos. Jacobsen gave her best effort on the beam, tying for third with a 9.775. Urquhart and Wossner each earned 9.750 scores, tying for sixth, while Morris and Mejia tied for eighth with 9.725 scores. Graham finished off the line-up with a 9.575, good for 11th. SUU’s Shettles earned her second title of the night, scoring a 9.850 on beam.

Junior Kelsey Morris earned her third all-around title of the season with a score of 38.40.

Boise State continues its road schedule next week in Chicago, competing Friday, Feb. 7 at the Chicago Style meet against North Carolina, Illinois-Chicago and Bowling Green.





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