Gymnastics Coasts to Solid Victory at Tri-Meet

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 29-ranked Boise State gymnastics team had another stellar competition on Friday night, earning their second-best team score of the season in their triangular meet with (#49)Utah State and (#33) Brigham Young. The Broncos (11-1, 4-0 WAC) earned a score of 195.625 to lead BYU's 193.750 and USU's score of 189.225 at Taco Bell Arena.

"It's amazing how wonderful our crowd was," said co-head coach Neil Resnick in regards to the large crowd of 1,496 fans. "They add an extra point to our scores with their fabulous support."

The Broncos recorded solid scores of 49.10 on vault, 48.90 on bars, 48.775 on beam and 48.850 on floor to equal their winning team total. For the third time this season Boise State was able to capture all four individual event titles as well as the all-around.

Hannah Redmon, a junior, picked up her fourth win on both vault and bars this season as well as her fifth win on floor in Friday's meet. Her mark of 9.950 on vault tied her career-best as well as tying her for No. 4 in all-time best vault scores at Boise State. Her fourth win on vault this season puts her at a tie for No. 9 on the single season vault titles chart. She also produced her 13th career win, good for No. 4 on the all-time career vault wins chart. Redmon also earned her fourth title on bars this season, tying her for No. 7 in all-time single season wins on bars at Boise State. She improved to five career wins on the event, tying her for No. 10 all-time. On floor she earned her fifth title, moving her to a tie for No. 3 in single season floor wins at Boise State. She also improved to 13 career wins on floor, tying her for No. 2 on the all-time career floor wins chart.

Junior Amy Glass earned the all-around title, her second this season and fourth all-around win of her career moving her to a tie for No. 10 on the all-time career wins list.

Junior Kelsey Lang rounded out the Bronco sweep, earning a victory on beam with a season-best performance of 9.875. The win marks her fourth on the event this season, moving her to a tie for No. 3 on the all-time single season beam wins chart at Boise State. Lang also improves to six career beam titles, moving her to a tie for No. 6 in all-time career beam wins at Boise State.

"The girls just did great tonight," explained co-head coach Tina Bird. "We had such solid performances from Yvette (Leizorek), Mallory (Dziawura), Hannah (Redmon) and Sarah (Smith) and that really kept the team's momentum throughout the night."

The Broncos opened the meet on vault, where they earned their fourth-best score as a team this season. Redmon led the competition tying her career-best of 9.950 while freshman Hailey Gaspar earned a third-place finish with a score of 9.825. Glass captured a fifth-place finish with a 9.80 while freshman Brittany Potvin-Green earned a 9.775 for a sixth-place finish. Junior Sarah Smith and senior Yvette Leizorek tied for seventh-place with a score of 9.750.

On bars, Redmon led again, earning a 9.825 and leading a 1-2-3 Bronco sweep in the event. Junior Mallory Dziawura earned a season-best score while Glass neared her season-best, each scoring a 9.80 and tying for second-place. Senior Taylor Jacob picked up a 9.750 to tie for fifth-place while Leizorek tied her season-best of 9.725 to tie for eighth-place. Junior Katie Tuller rounded out the line-up with a 9.625 and a tie for 11th-place.

In the third rotation, Boise State moved to balance beam where they earned their second-best score of the season on the event. Lang led the competition while Gaspar picked up another third-place finish with a score of 9.80. Glass and Dziawura each earned a 9.775, tying for fourth-place while Jacob earned a 9.550 to place 11th. Sophomore Lindsay Kazandjian earned a 9.350 to tie for 15th-place on beam.

On floor Redmon scored a 9.90 en route to her third event title of the night. Leizorek tied her career-best on floor, scoring a 9.850 to tie with Smith in a second-place finish. Earning an eighth-place finish, Potvin-Green scored a 9.650 while Lang and Glass each scored 9.60 to tie for 10th on floor.

Glass was the only Boise State competitor in the all-around, earning the title by .750 points. Glass totaled 38.975 in the all-around while Utah State's Lyndsie Boone earned a 38.225 to place second and Haley Hogan earned a 38.050 for third-place.

The Broncos' tri-meet was the second of three home meets during the 2010 season. Boise State will head to Provo, Utah this coming weekend to take on BYU and Arizona State on Mar. 12 at 7 p.m. They return home to Taco Bell Arena for their final home meet and senior night on Fri., Mar. 19 at 7 p.m.

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