Broncos Earn Fourth-Best Team Vault in School History, Place Second at Denver Quad Meet

DENVER - Finishing second in a tough competition, the Boise State gymnastics team posted a season-best score of 195.425 at the Burnsley Invitational hosted by the University of Denver on Friday night. The No. 27-ranked Broncos (8-1, 3-0 WAC) earned the runner-up title behind the No. 18-ranked Denver Pioneers (10-3) who earned a 195.70 score to win the meet. No. 39-ranked Southeast Missouri State (8-2) scored a 192.925 while No. 56-ranked Seattle Pacific (0-11) rounded out the meet with a 188.80 team score to place fourth.

The Broncos posted season-bests on vault and beam as a team, hitting a 49.275 score on vault, good for the fourth-best score on the apparatus in Boise State history. The team score of 48.425 on beam was a season-best as well, while the Broncos also tied a season-best on floor with a score of 48.925. Their score of 48.80 on bars tied their second-best effort on the event this season.

Alongside their outstanding team scores, the Broncos produced their fifth event champion this season on vault, bars and floor, respectivly, winning each of the three events in all five of their meets thus far.

Hannah Redmon earned her third win on bars this season, tying her season-best of 9.850 in the process. On floor, Sarah Smith earned her first win on the event this season, posting a score of 9.875, a season best. Amy Glass was the third Bronco to capture an event win, earning a career-best score of 9.90 on vault.

The Broncos opened their first quad competition of the season on bars with Redmon leading the way. Finishing close behind, Taylor Jacob was able to tie with Denver's Kelley Hennigan for second-place on the uneven bars with a season-best score of 9.825. Tying a season-best, Yvette Leizorek scored a 9.725 to finish in a three-way tie for sixth-place. Glass was joined by Mallory Dziawura in a ninth-place finish, each posting scores of 9.70 to round out the scoring Broncos on bars.

In the second rotation, the Broncos moved to beam, the only apparatus they did not win an individual title on. Glass' season-best of 9.825 was a solid effort to capture the win on beam, but was just short of Hennigan's 9.875, placing the Bronco in second. Lindsay Kazandjian earned a score of 9.775 to tie for fourth-place, while Kelsey Lang had a 9.725 performance to tie for sixth-place. Redmon also tied a season-best effort, placing 12th with a 9.675 effort.  Dziawura was the final scoring Bronco on beam, earning a 16th-place finish and a score of 9.425.

Moving on to floor, Smith posted her season-best to tie with Denver's Brianne Artemev to win the event. Leizorek gave a season-best effort on floor, a score of 9.825, to tie for third-place in her second event of the night. Glass tied her season-best of 9.80 on floor exercise to tie for fifth-place while Redmon earned a 9.725 to tie for 10th-place. Lang and Brittany Potvin-Green earned season and career-bests, respectively, with scores of 9.70 each, good for a 12th-place tie.

Ending the night on their strongest event, the Broncos were literally able to vault their way into the school record books, earning the fourth-best team score on vault in Boise State history. Glass led the way with her career-best mark and her second-straight win on vault, while Redmon and Hailey Gaspar earned scores of 9.875 each to tie for second-place. Smith posted a career-best mark of 9.850 on vault to end in a tie for fourth-place while Potvin-Green and Chelsee Apple each earned marks of 9.775 to tie for 10th-place.

Denver's Hennigan earned the all-around title with a score of 39.30 while Boise State's Glass finished just behind with a season-best of 39.225. The Broncos' Redmon placed in a tie for fourth with her score of 39.125.

The Broncos now improve to 46-9-0 over Seattle Pacific, winning 28-straight meetings. They also improved to a 3-5-0 record with Southeast Missouri State, winning their last two meetings. Denver was able to earn the upper hand in the all-time series, improving to a 9-8-1 record over the Broncos.


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