Broncos Place Second in Perfect 10 Challenge

OKLAHOMA CITY - The No. 16 Boise State gymnastics team took on No. 2 Oklahoma, Brigham Young University and Texas Women's University Friday evening (Feb. 15) in the Perfect 10 Challenge quadrangular held at the Cox Convention Center. The Broncos (6-1) earned a 195.575 team total to place second, falling to the Sooners (197.450), while topping the Cougars (194.175) and the Pioneers (191.425).

The Broncos earned team totals of 49.350 on the uneven bars, 49.125 on vault, 48.875 on floor exercise and 48.225 on balance beam. The team's bars score ties for the fourth-best in school history, while also marking a season-best for the Broncos.

Boise State opened up the meet on beam where they were led by Brittany Potvin-Green with a 9.775, tying for sixth-place. Caitlin Mann placed close behind in a tie for ninth with a 9.750 score, while Kelsey Morris earned a 9.70 to tie for 12th. Kelsey Black placed 15th with a 9.525 and Amanda Otuafi earned a 9.475, placing 16th. Molly McFarland rounded out the line-up with a 23rd-place finish (8.875).

Moving to floor in the second rotation, Boise State was led again by Potvin-Green who earned a 9850 and a tie for third-place. Black picked up a tie for sixth-place (9.825), while Mann and Otuafi tied for 10th (9.750). Morris earned a 9.750, tying for 16th and Maddie Krentz tied for 18th with 9.675.

On vault the Broncos had a solid performance led by Potvin-Green and Black, who tied for fourth-place with 9.850 scores. Mann and Perkins tied for seventh with 9.825 scores, while Krentz and Otuafi tied for 12th with scores of 9.775.

In the final event of the night the Broncos recorded set or tied five career-best marks out of the six competing on the event. Perkins led the Broncos tying her career-best of 9.90 to tie for third-place overall. Morris and Mann tied their career-bests of 9.875 to share the fifth-place spot, while Erin Wippermann and Black, who recorded a career-best, earned 9.850 scores to tie for 10th-place. Krentz rounded out the line-up, tying for 13th with a career-best 9.825 performance.

Mann and Black competed in the all-around, placing fourth and fifth, respectively. Mann tied her career-best total of 39.20, while Black earned her first-career all-around score of 39.050.

Oklahoma's Brie Olson won the all-around title with a 39.550 score, while also claiming the bars title with a 9.950 score. OU's Haley Scaman won the vault (9.90), Erica Brewer won the beam (9.950) and Taylor Spears won the floor title (9.90) for a Sooner sweep of the individual titles.

Boise State continues its season in one week, heading to No. 8 Nebraska on Feb. 22. There they will face the Huskers and Iowa State in a 5:00 pm. MST competition.


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