Gymnasts Hit the Road For a Pair of Duals

What’s Happening The Boise State University gymnastics team travels to The Golden State this week for a pair of competitions featuring Western Athletic Conference schools.

The first stop for the Broncos is San Jose, Calif., where they will compete with WAC schools San Jose State University and Utah State University, as well as long time rival Seattle Pacific University. The meet is slated to begin Friday at 7:00 p.m. (PT).

Boise State then travels to Sacramento, Calif., for a dual with WAC foe Sacramento State, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. (PT). The competition is Sacramento State’s “Think Pink” meet, and much like the Broncos’ “Pink-Out,” all competitors will be wearing pink uniforms to support breast cancer awareness.

Results will be posted at when they become available.

The Broncos Boise State (0-2, 0-1 WAC) has been led by sophomore Taylor Jacob, who in two meets this season has finished first on bars twice, and first on floor once.

Also shining for the Broncos has been freshman DeAvera Todd, who has competed as an all-arounder at both meets this season, and finished first on vault against both CSU-Fullerton and No. 23 Brigham Young University.

The Spartans San Jose State (1-2, 0-1 WAC) won its season opener against UC Davis, Jan. 12, and finished third in a triangular meet with No. 7 UCLA and CSU-Fullerton, Jan. 19.

Alise Blackwell was the Spartans’ top all-around competitor against UC Davis with a score of 38.050, while Veronica Porte posted the best all-around score (38.150) against UCLA and Fullerton.

The Aggies Utah State (1-3, 0-1 WAC) scored season bests in all four events, Jan. 22, but so did Brigham Young as the Aggies' season-best 193.800 total fell short of BYU's season-best 195.475.

USU's Jessica Parenti-Otte won the all-around (38.850) in a triangular meet with Sacramento State and Wisconsin-La Crosse, finished second against Washington (37.275) and third against BYU (39.125).

The Falcons Seattle Pacific (0-1) is led by Debra Huss, who won the all-around (38.725) in the Falcons’ season-opening dual against UC Davis, Jan. 19. The Falcons fell to the Aggies of UC Davis 191.175-189.225.

The Hornets Sacramento State (4-1, 1-1 WAC) sophomore Marina Borisova won or tied for first on all four events and scored a career-high 39.200 to win the all-around, Jan. 21, against Alaska-Anchorage. In the meet, Sacramento State scored a season-best 192.150 to down the Seawolves (184.150).

Borisova also won the all-around (38.575), Jan. 19, against Alaska-Anchorage, and finished second in Sacramento State’s season opener with a score of 38.800 against Utah State and Wisconsin-La Crosse, Jan. 7.

Last Time Out Despite a much-improved effort from the Boise State University gymnastics team, Jan. 19, at the Taco Bell Arena, the Broncos were unable to hold on for a victory over No. 23 Brigham Young University.

After the first two rotations, the Broncos held a slim lead over their ranked opponent (96.775-96.650). Boise State matched the previous week’s performance on vault in the first rotation, posting a 48.175. With a 48.600 on bars, Boise State scored its highest total in a single event this season, claiming the lead.

BYU was able to recapture the lead after the third rotation, however, and held on for a 192.300-190.575 victory. The Cougars posted a team score of 47.825 on both floor and beam, while the Broncos scored a 46.900 in both events.

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