Broncos Take Second in Denver

DENVER - The No. 16-ranked Boise State Broncos earned a second-place finish and 194.525 score in a quadrangular meet hosted by No. 13 Denver at Hamilton Gymnasium, Saturday evening (Feb. 23). Denver earned the team title with a score of 195.800, while Rutgers placed third (193.925) and Utah State placed fourth (192.150).

The Broncos traveled to Denver in a last minute change of schedule due to inclement weather. Originally the Broncos were to travel to Lincoln, Neb., to take on the Huskers and Iowa State on Friday, Feb. 22.

In Denver, Boise State earned team scores of 49.050 on vault, 49.00 on uneven bars, 48.125 on balance beam and 48.350 on floor exercise. The Broncos' bars total led all four teams on the night, while DU led the team totals on vault, beam and floor.

The Broncos opened up the night on floor where they were led by Brittany Potvin-Green's 9.80 score. Potvin-Green's mark was good for a three-way tie for fourth, while Kelsey Black added a 9.725 effort on floor, placing 12th. Kelsey Morris tied for 14th (9.650), Amanda Otuafi placed 18th (9.60), Caitlin Mann placed 19th (9.575) and Marissa Wossner placed 21st (8.850) to round out the floor line-up.

In the second rotation­ Boise State moved on to vault where Otuafi and Mann tied for fourth (9.850). Ciera Perkins tied for eighth with a 9.80 score, while Potvin-Green and Black shared the 11th-place spot with 9.775 scores. Morris tied for 14th after earning a 9.750.

Black led the Broncos in the third rotation, earning the runner-up title on bars with a 9.875 score. Morris tied for third (9.825), while Perkins and Krystine Jacobsen tied for fifth (9.80). Erin Wippermann closed out the line-up with a 9.70, good for 14th.

In the final rotation Potvin-Green and Mann tied for fourth on beam after earning 9.750 scores. Otuafi earned a 9.650, good for 11th-place and Morris tied for 14th with a 9.50. Alessandra Cinfio scored a 9.475 to tie for 17th while Molly McFarland rounded out the Broncos with a 21st-place finish (8.950).

Morris was the only all-around competitor for the Broncos, earning a 38.725 score to tie for fourth.

Denver's Moriah Martin won the all-around title with a 39.250 score, while also claiming the vault and floor titles. DU's Nina McGee won bars and beam, while teammate Jorie Hall shared Martin's floor title.

Boise State will return home in the coming week to take on Western Athletic Conference foe Southern Utah in the final home meet of the season. The meet is slated for 7 p.m. MST on Friday, March 1 in Taco Bell Arena. The evening festivities will include a senior night celebration to honor Cristy Dahlquist, Erin Wippermann and Brittany Potvin-Green in their final home meet.

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