Broncos Place Second at San Jose State Quad Meet

SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 8, 2013 - Boise State's gymnastics team placed second in a San Jose State quadrangular competition on Friday evening to move to 11-3 on the season and 3-2 against Western Athletic Conference teams. The Broncos scored a 195.425 and were edged out by host San Jose State who earned a 195.575 team score. UC Davis earned a 194.500 team total, while Seattle Pacific earned a 191.725.

Broncos Amanda Otuafi and Brittany Potvin-Green collected individual titles, winning on vault and balance beam, respectively. Otuafi's wins was her fourth on vault this season and in her career, while Potvin-Green earned her first career beam win.

Boise State opened the meet on the uneven bars earning a 48.075 score. Kelsey Morris led the team for the second-straight week, earning a 9.80. Ciera Perkins earned a 9.775, while Kelsey Black was close behind with a 9.750 performance. Maddie Krentz picked up a 9.650, while Erin Wippermann had a 9.100 and Caitlin Mann a 6.750.

On balance beam the Broncos collaborated for a 48.700 team total, led by Potvin-Green's 9.90 career-tying performance. Mann and Morris added 9.775 and 9.725 performances, respectively, while Black and Krystine Jacobsen garnered 9.675 and 9.625 scores. Otuafi rounded out the lineup with an 8.575 score.

Boise State earned a solid score of 49.275 on floor exercise thanks to six steady performances. Otuafi earned a 9.90 and Mann a 9.875, while Black and Potvin-Green collected 9.850 scores each. Krentz and Morris each closed out the event with 9.80 performances.

The Broncos ended the evening on a high note by tying the school's third-best team vault score of 49.375 to lead all teams on the event. Otuafi led the Bronco charge, earning a career-best 9.950 score, tying the fifth-best score in school history. Perkins tied her career-best and was joined by Potvin-Green in earning 9.90 scores, while Black had a 9.850 performance. Mann earned a 9.775 and Krentz a 9.450 to round out the lineup.

Additional individual event winners included SJSU's Bekah Gher in the all-around (39.20) and teammate Cassandra Harrison on floor (9.925), while UC Davis' Katie Yamamura earned the bars title with a 9.825 score. Bronco Kelsey Black tied Harrison for a second-place finish in the all-around with 39.125 scores.

Boise State will compete in its final regular season meet on Friday, March 15 at Utah State. The Broncos will take on the Aggies in Logan, Utah, in a 7 p.m. MT match-up.


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