Boise State Places Fifth at NCAA Corvallis Regional
Caitlin Mann

April 6, 2013

Meet Results

Meet Results (Printable)

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Boise State closed out its 2013 season Saturday evening at the 2013 NCAA Corvallis Regional Championships at Gill Coliseum on the campus of Oregon State University. The Broncos earned a score of 195.350 to place fifth in their 27th regional appearance. The score was the fifth-best by a Bronco team at regionals.

Georgia won the meet with a 197.425 score, while Arkansas placed second with a 196.950. The two teams earned the two team qualifying spots for the NCAA National Championships held in Los Angeles April 19-21.

Arizona State placed third with a 195.70 team total, while Oregon State snuck past the Broncos in the final rotation, earning a 195.375 total to place fourth. California rounded out the teams, earning sixth with a195.125.

The top-two teams from each of the six regional sites, as well as the top-two all-around competitors or any individual event champions (who are not on an advancing team) qualified to participate at the NCAA National Championships.

Sophomore Caitlin Mann was the Broncos’ top all-around competitor, earning a 39.10, good for the seventh-best score by a Bronco at regionals. The reigning Western Athletic Conference champion tied for sixth in the regional meet, narrowly missing an NCAA National Championship qualifying spot as an individual all-around competitor. Kelsey Black also competed in the all-around, tying for ninth with a 39.050 score. The score ties for the ninth-best by a Bronco at regionals. Kelsey Morris was the final Bronco to compete in the all-around, earning a 38.975 to place 11th.

Boise State opened up the evening on floor exercise, totaling a 48.70 team score. The Broncos stayed steady and consistent on floor all scoring with in a tenth of a point from each other. Black and Amanda Otaufi led the Broncos with a tie for 23rd, each earning 9.775 scores, while Morris and Mann earned 9.725 scores, tying for 32nd. Maddie Krentz tied for 35th with a 9.70, while Brittany Potvin-Green earned tie for 37th with a 9.675 after a .10 deduction for out of bounds.

Moving on to vault in the second rotation earning a 49.125 team total, the third-best score in Bronco regional history. Otuafi led the Broncos with her 9.875, tying for sixth in the meet. The junior’s score tied her for the fifth-best score ever by a Bronco at regionals. Black joined her teammate in the record books, tying for eighth overall after scoring a 9.850, tying for the eighth-best score in Bronco regional history. Ciera Perkins, Potvin-Green and Mann all tied for 9.80 scores and 24th-place finishes while Morris earned a season-best 9.775 and a tie for 32nd to round out the Broncos’ vault lineup.

The Broncos sat out on a bye during the third rotation, ending up in third mid-way through the meet with a 97.825. Georgia led at the halfway point with a 98.525 total, while Arkansas slid into the second spot with a 98.50.

In the fourth rotation Boise State earned another spot in the school’s regional record books, earning the sixth-best regional team total on the uneven bars (48.80). Perkins led the charge with an excellent 9.80 performance and a tie for 15th, followed by Black with a 9.775 and a tie for 17th. Morris and Mann tied for 20th earning 9.750 scores, while senior Erin Wippermann closed out her Bronco career with a 9.725, tying for 23rd. Krentz earned a 9.70, good for tie for 26th-place.

Boise State closed out the night with a 48.725 on balance beam, tying for the seventh-best score at a regional. Mann tied for 14th earning a 9.825 to lead the Broncos and tie for the ninth-best regional score by a Bronco. Potvin-Green tied for 17th and earned a 9.80, while Morris and Kyrstine Jacobsen earned 9.725 scores, tying for 29th. Black earned 9.650 to tie for 36th and Alessandra Cinfio had an 8.950, placing 42nd, to round out the line-up. ­­

The Broncos close out a very successful season with an 18-7 record, a WAC Championship title and their 27th regional berth.

Other schools hosting regional meets include: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa Regional), University of Florida (Gainesville Regional), Ohio State University (Columbus Regional), University of Oklahoma (Norman Regional), and West Virginia University (Morgantown Regional). For more information about the 2013 NCAA Gymnastics Championships, please visit www.NCAA.com.

 


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