Broncos Top Spartans in Annual Pink Night Meet

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 14 Boise State gymnastics team topped No. 29 San Jose State Friday evening (Feb. 17) in their annual Pink Night meet. The Broncos (6-3) earned a 195.475 team total, topping the Spartans (5-4) who earned a 193.850.

The Broncos earned scores of 49.025 on vault, 48.625 on bars, 48.650 on beam and a season-best of 49.175 on floor.

"The floor performances were great tonight," said co-head coach Neil Resnick. "This was the first time in school history that we performed five "E" skills (the most difficult rated skill) on floor!"

Amy Glass led the floor corps tying her career-best 9.90 and winning the event title. Amanda Otuafi earned a 9.850 and tied for third, while Ciera Perkins tied her career-best of 9.825 to place fifth. Caitlin Mann tied her career-best as well on floor (9.80) sharing the sixth-place spot with Kelsey Black. Brittany Potvin-Green rounded out the line-up with a tie for ninth-place (9.775).

"We made school history tonight with our highly rated tumbling passes," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "That's an exciting accomplishment and we are really proud of the team."

Glass also captured a title on balance beam, her 12 th career-win on the event. The redshirt-senior earned a 9.90, leading Potvin-Green and Mann in a top-three sweep. The pair tied for second-place with a 9.725, a career-best for Mann. Bekah Gher and Lindsay Kazandjian tied for fifth-place (9.650), while Alessandra Cinfio placed 11th (9.475) on beam.

Glass joined Potvin-Green and Erica Oswalt in sharing the vault title three ways, all earning 9.825 scores on the event. Black earned a season-best 9.80 to place fourth, while Perkins tied for sixth (9.750) and Otuafi placed eighth (9.70).

The uneven bars and all-around were won by SJSU's Thomasina Wallace, scoring a 9.850 on bars and a 39.20 in the all-around. Boise State's Black, Kazandjian, Potvin-Green and Kelsey Morris flooded the next four spots, all tying for second on the event with 9.825 scores. Black tied a career-best, while Potvin-Green tied her season-best. Glass earned a 9.325, placing 11 th, while Perkins earned a 9.250 to place 12th.

Wallace just edged out Potvin-Green for the all-around title, finishing .050 ahead of the Bronco junior's 39.150 score. Glass placed third in the all-around with a 38.950 score.

The Broncos hit the road this coming week, traveling to Corvallis, Ore., to take on No. 8-ranked Oregon State on Fri., Feb. 24. The meet is slated for an 8:00 p.m. (MT) start.

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