BSU Gymnasts Crush Utah State 195.70-192.40

LOGAN, Utah The No. 28 ranked Boise State gymnastics improved to a 2-0 record on Tuesday night at Utah State University’s Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The Broncos proved why they currently hold the top ranking in the Western Athletic Conference, improving their season team score to 195.70 to defeat the No. 46 ranked Aggies of Utah State (0-3) with a score of 192.40.

BSU improved in all four events from their first meet, recording season highs on all four events. They improved on bars with a 49.125 (.50 better than Jan. 11). On vault they improved .775 with a new season best of 48.825 while bettering their floor exercise score to 48.825 (.125 improvement). On beam, the Broncos recorded their biggest improvement with a mark of 48.925 (1.675 improvement).

The Broncos got off to a hot start, racking up two 9.90 performances as well as a 9.875 score on bars to sweep the top three spots in the event. Senior Lindsay Ward and sophomore Taylor Jacob each registered 9.90 scores to share the bars title, while freshman Hannah Redmon took third. Redmon recorded a career best effort in the event while Jacob tied her career high. Freshman Mallory Dziawura finished in a tie for fourth with career best of 9.775 while sophomore Yvette Leizorek also recorded a season high of 9.675 for a seventh place finish.

The Aggies were led by Nicole Simoneau on bars with a 9.775, good for a fourth place tie.

On vault, the Broncos were led for the second week in a row by freshman Amy Glass. Glass improved her career best mark to a 9.850 in the event, while junior Shaniece Craft recorded a season best with a 9.80, good for second place. Helping the Broncos snag four of the top-6 marks in the event, Redmon and junior Amber Neroes were part of a three-way tie for fourth with marks of 9.750. All six Broncos who competed on vault registered season, while Redmon and freshman Kelsey Lang (9.125, 11th) joined Glass earning new career highs.

Utah State was led by Jasmine Minon’s third place finish, a 9.775 score while Heather Heinrich was the third athlete to tie for fourth place.

Seemingly unstoppable, BSU won their third event of the night, led by Redmon with a first place score and career best of 9.875. Freshman Sarah Smith also recorded a career best in the event, finishing with a mark of 9.825, good for third place. Taylor Jacob took sixth for the Broncos with a new season best of 9.750.

The Aggies were led by Jasmine Minion who took second overall on floor with a 9.850 mark.

Sweeping the meet, the Broncos again finished in a tie for first with Ward and Jacob both finishing with marks of 9.850 on the balance beam. Helping to claim five of the top six marks, Cassie Tycast placed 4th (9.775), Amy Glass took 5th (9.750), and Kelsey Lang took 6th (9.700).

USU’s Heather Heinrich took third on the beam with a mark of 9.80.

The Broncos will continue their season on February 1, when they travel to Cedar City, Utah to face Southern Utah in a dual at 7 p.m.

Notes: The Broncos scored season highs in all four events as a team... Fifteen career bests were recorded as individuals while 21 performances marked season highs for the Broncos... The Aggies suffered a setback in the first rotation after Chelsea Marquardt was injured during her approach on vault... USU’s Jasmine Minion earned the athlete of the meet award.

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