Broncos Set School Record on Vault in History Making Night

CEDAR CITY, Utah - The Boise State gymnastics team had a history making night on Fri., Feb. 26 in a dual against fellow Western Athletic Conference member Southern Utah. The Broncos (9-1, 4-0 WAC) earned a season-high of 196.10 in the overall score, defeating the Thunderbirds (7-1, 5-1 WAC) who scored a 195.425.

The Broncos' mark of 196.10 was good for the 12th-best overall team score in school history, propelled by the team's vault score of 49.350, a new school record on the event.

Boise State also scored a season-best on beam (49.150), tied their season-best on bars (48.925) and earned their fourth-best score of the season on floor (48.675) in their win to remain undefeated in WAC competition.

"I am so excited about our performance tonight," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "The team finally competed beam like they practice. They've been rock solid in practice for weeks but just hadn't put it all together in a meet. Amy Glass had the pivotal performance for us and the rest of the team followed suit. I'm so proud of the girls."

Junior Hannah Redmon was the only individual event winner for the Broncos, earning a season-best mark of 9.925 on vault.

Opening the meet on bars, the Broncos were led by redshirt senior Taylor Jacob who produced a season-best of 9.850 on the event to place second overall. Redmon earned a 9.80 score, good for fourth-place while junior Mallory Dziawura tied her season-best of 9.775 to place fifth. Redshirt sophomore Amy Glass and redshirt junior Katie Tuller tied for sixth-place with a mark of 9.750 to round out the scoring Broncos on bars.

Moving on to vault, the Broncos had an outstanding night on the event, with all six in the line-up scoring a 9.80 or better. Redmon led the record-setting group with her 9.925 while Glass tied her career-best of 9.90 to tie with SUU's Elise Wheeler for second-place. Freshman Brittany Potvin-Green earned a career-best score of 9.850, tying with fellow freshman Hailey Gaspar for fifth-place. Junior Sarah Smith had a solid effort of 9.825 to place ninth and round out the scoring while redshirt sophomore Chelsee Apple scored a commendable 9.80 for the non-counted score and a tie for 10th-place.

In the third rotation, the Broncos moved to floor where Glass tied her career-best of 9.825 to tie for second-place. Senior Yvette Leizorek earned a firm score of 9.80 to tie for fifth-place while Potvin-Green earned a second career-best of the night, scoring a 9.750 to place ninth. Lang scored a 9.70 to tie a season-best in the event and placing 10th, while Redmon earned a 9.60 to place 11th and round out the Broncos' scorers.

Jacob led the Broncos in her second event of the night, placing second on balance beam. Jacob scored a season-best of 9.875, just missing out on first-place earned by SUU's Wheeler with a 9.90 score. Boise State's Glass, Gaspar and junior Kelsey Lang each scored a 9.825 to tie for third-place, with Gaspar earning a career-best mark. Sophomore Lindsay Kazandjian earned a solid 9.80 to finish in a three-way tie for sixth and round out the scoring Broncos.

SUU's Wheeler earned event titles on bars (9.875), beam (9.90) and floor (9.875), leading to her all-around title where she scored a total of 39.550. Boise State's Glass set a new season-best of 39.30 to place second while Redmon earned a third-place finish in the all-around with a score of 38.275.

The Broncos continue their season on Fri., Mar. 5 when they return home for their second home meet of the season, hosting BYU and Utah State. The meet will take place at Taco Bell Arena and is slated for a 7 p.m. start.

 



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