Broncos Place Second at Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championships
Kelsey Morris

March 22, 2014

Final Results


PROVO, Utah –
The Boise State gymnastics team earned a second-place finish in the inaugural Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championships, Saturday afternoon. The Broncos earned a score of 196.90, falling by only .025 to the University of Denver (196.925). Boise State was led by juniors Ciera Perkins and Kelsey Morris, each earning two individual titles. Perkins was also named the MRGC Gymnast of the Year, while Diana Mejia snagged the MRGC Co-Freshman of the Year award.


Perkins and Morris tied for titles on the uneven bars, while Ciera earned an additional title on floor exercise and Morris earned the all-around title.

Boise State’s team total of 196.90 was the sixth-best in school history and a school record for conference championship meet scores at Boise State.

Southern Utah finished in third in the team standings with a 196.125, followed by BYU in fourth (196.10) and Utah State in fifth (196.075).  

The Broncos opened up the day on vault, setting the pace with a 49.30 team effort. Perkins tied her career-best of 9.925, leading the Broncos with a second-place finish to tie the second-best team championship meet vault performance in program history. Kelsey Black, who tied for seventh, added a 9.875 performance, followed by 9.850 scores from Morris and Amanda Otuafi (10th). Krystine Jacobsen (19th) earned a 9.80 to round out the scoring Broncos, while Maddie Krentz (22nd) earned a 9.775.  

A bye in the second round had no effect on Boise State who carried their first rotation energy on to the uneven bars in the third rotation. The Broncos produced an outstanding 49.425 team total on the bars, the highest score at a championship meet and second-best overall score in program history. Earning a co-championship, Perkins and Morris led the Broncos with 9.925 scores, followed by 9.875 scores from Jacobsen and Mejia, who tied for third. Black (11th) added a 9.825 and Krentz (24th) a 9.725 to round out the scores.

On balance beam the Broncos earned a 48.850, led by Morris’ 9.825, good for fifth-place. Mejia and Marissa Wossner added scores of 9.80 to tie for seventh, while Jacobsen (20th) and Brooke Graham (22nd) rounded out the scorers with 9.725 and 9.70 scores, respectively. Black (28th) closed out the line-up with a 9.375.

Perkins led the final rotation for the Broncos earning a 9.925 to tie for a championship title on the event with Denver’s Nina McGee. Morris placed third with a 9.90 score, while Otuafi earned a sixth-place finish with her 9.875 score. Krentz (17th) earned a 9.825, while Wossner (21st) earned a 9.80 and Black (30th) a 9.20.


Morris earned the all-around title tying her career-best of 39.50, edging out McGee by .025.  

The Broncos await the announcement of their 2014 NCAA Regional location released Monday, March 24. A live web stream of the selection show will be available to view at 1:00 p.m. (MT) on www.NCAA.com.

2014 Bronco MRGC Honors:
MRGC Gymnast of the Year - Ciera Perkins
MRGC Co-Freshman of the Year - Diana Mejia

MRGC Champions:
Ciera Perkins – Uneven Bars
Kelsey Morris – Uneven Bars
Ciera Perkins – Floor Exercise
Kelsey Morris – All-around

All-Conference Honors:
Vault:
Ciera Perkins – First Team

Uneven Bars:
Ciera Perkins – First Team

Kelsey Morris – First Team
Krystine Jacobsen – First Team
Diana Mejia – First Team

Balance Beam:
Kelsey Morris – Second Team


Floor Exercise:
Ciera Perkins – First Team

Kelsey Morris – First Team
Amanda Otuafi – Second Team

All-Around:
Kelsey Morris – First Team


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