Broncos Defeat Utah State with 11th-Best Score in School History

LOGAN, Utah - The Boise State gymnastics team put up their top score of the season on Friday (Feb. 18) night producing a score of 196.250 to win the dual meet with Utah State at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The Broncos' score marks the 11th-best in school history defeating Utah State who earned a team total of 193.60. Boise State earned their 11th-straight win over the Aggies and earned their 24th-all-time win in the 78-meeting series.

Boise State won each of the four events as a team, scoring the sixth-best vault score in school history (49.275), earning a 48.975 on bars, a 48.975 on beam and a 49.025 on floor. Hannah Redmon earned her second vault title of the season and 18th-career, while also producing her fourth floor win of the year and 20th-career win on the event. Kelsey Lang and Lacee Lang shared the beam title, each earning their first win on the event this season. Kelsey Lang also earned her seventh-career title and Lacee Lang earned her first-career title on any event. Amy Glass captured the all-around title, her fifth of the season and 10th-career in the four-event competition.

"This team continues to improve," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "We had a couple of really special performances with Lacee Lang and Kelsey Lang tying for the beam title and Erin Wippermann hitting her exhibition bar routine with a 9.775."

As a team, Utah State scored 48.250 on vault, 48.675 on bars, 47.750 on beam and 48.925 on floor. Nicole Simoneau earned the Aggies' sole event win, capturing the bars title with a 9.875 score.

Redmon led the meet with highest score of the night, winning the vault title with a season-best score of 9.925. Earning her 18th-career win on the event, Redmon took sole possession of the No. 2 all-time career vault wins spot at Boise State. Hailey Gaspar and Glass each scored a 9.875 to tie for second, while Brittany Potvin-Green scored a 9.825 to place fourth. Kelsey Black tied with USU's Lyndsie Boone for a fifth-place finish (9.775) while Amanda Otuafi tied with USU's Paige Jones for seventh-place (9.750) to round out the Broncos' line-up.

On bars, Simoneau led the competition, while Redmon placed second with a 9.850. Lindsay Kazandjian scored a career-best of 9.825 to tie with Glass, who tied her season-best, placing third. Bekah Gher earned a 9.750 career-best mark to place fifth, while Katie Tuller finished in a three-way tie for sixth (9.725). Black rounded out the line-up with a 9.70 score and a ninth-place finish.

Kelsey Lang gave a season-best effort, while Lacee Lang gave a career-best effort, each scoring 9.850 to share the beam title. Kelsey Lang earned her seventh-career win on beam, moving her to a tie for No. 5 on the all-time Boise State career beam wins list. Gher knocked out a 9.825 score, good for a career-best mark and a third-place finish, while Kazandjian tied her career-best 0f 9.750 to finish in a four-way tie for fourth-place. Gaspar placed eight (9.70), while Glass placed 10th (9.375) to finish out the line-up.

On floor, Redmon again led the Broncos, scoring a 9.875 to win her 20th-career title, improving her school record of all-time career wins on floor. She also earned her fourth win on the event this season, tying the No. 9 spot for all-time season floor wins at Boise State. Glass earned a 9.850 score to finish in a tie with USU's Paige Jones for second-place, while Gaspar tied with Aggie Jackie Dillon for fourth-place (9.825). Kelsey Lang earned a 9.775 to tie with Boone for seventh, while Kazandjian scored a 9.70 to place ninth. Black earned a 9.050 to finish 12th on floor.

Glass won the all-around title, defeating USU's only all-around competitor, Jackie Dillon. Glass scored a 38.925, while Dillon earned a 38.650 score.

"We are excited to be back home this weekend for two meets and hope our fans will come out to support us and keep us rolling," said co-head coach Neil Resnick.

The Broncos return to Boise's Taco Bell Arena for a three-meet home-stand in an eight day span. Boise State first hosts Wisconsin Stout on Fri., Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in their annual "Pink Night" meet. On Sun., Feb. 27, the Broncos will again see Utah State, hosting the Aggies in a 2 p.m. meet. Sunday's competition will be the Broncos' "Kid's Meet" where the team will be available for autographs afterward. Boise State's final home meet of the season will come only a few days later on Fri., March 4 in a 7 p.m. match-up with Southern Utah in a "Senior Night" competition. Autographs will be held after the season home finale as well.

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