Bronco Gymnastics to Host Final Regular Season Meet on Friday
The No. 17-ranked Boise State gymnastics team will return home for their final regular season meet of 2008, playing host to No. 46-ranked University of California-Berkeley. The Broncos will host the Golden Bears on Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. The meet will be one of two remaining meets in Taco Bell Arena, including the Western Athletic Conference Championships being held on March 29 at 6 p.m.
WATCH ONLINE & LIVE STATS:
Fans are able to view live stats for the event on the Boise State athletic website: www.broncosports.com. The entire meet can be viewed on Bronco Vision also available at www.broncosports.com.
LAST TIME OUT:
Boise State had an outstanding finish at the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational hosted by then No. 8-ranked Oregon State on Saturday, March 15. The Broncos finished second, posting their season-best score of 196.575, good for No. 6 in the Boise State all-time records for team scores. The Beavers of Oregon State won the meet with a 197.200 while No. 16 Missouri took third with a 195.325 and then ranked No. 36 Sacramento State took fourth with a 193.850.
The Broncos were led by senior Lindsay Ward who finished in a tie for first on bars, her sixth victory of the season. Hannah Redmon placed second in the all-around, posting a career-best of 39.375 while also placing second on vault and tying for second on floor. Taylor Jacob also finished in the top-3 for the Broncos placing third on bars and tying for third on beam with a career-best of 9.90.
ABOUT THE BRONCOS:
Boise State moved up two more spots this week in the national rankings to No. 17 while also sneaking into the top-25 in all four individual event rankings. The Broncos hold the No. 11 slot on bars this week (48.870 Regional Qualifying Standard), the No. 16 spot on floor (49.000), the No. 20 ranking on vault (48.980), and the No. 23 spot on beam (48.735).
Individually, Hannah Redmon holds four national top-100 rankings, including: tied No. 21 on vault (9.880), tied No. 24 on floor (9.875), tied No. 44 on bars (9.835), and No. 45 in the all-around (39.020). Lindsay Ward ranks in two events, sitting at No. 9 in the nation on bars (9.890) as well as tied for No. 46 on beam (9.835). Amy Glass is tied for No. 73 (9.825) on vault while Shaniece Craft is tied for No. 85 (9.815). On bars, Taylor Jacob is ranked No. 18 (9.875) while Sarah Smith is tied for No 79 on floor (9.820).
The University of California-Berkeley enters this week’s meet as the No. 46-ranked team. They currently are tied for No. 32 on bars (48.565), hold the No. 36 spot on beam (48.280), the No. 54 spot on vault (47.970), and the No. 55 spot on floor (47.925).
The Golden Bears have two individuals who rank in the nation’s top-100 this week. On the uneven bars, Siobhan Luce is tied for the No. 84 position with a 9.800 RQS while Bridgette Glass is tied for No. 69 on beam with a 9.810.
Behind numerous season-high marks on Sunday, March 16, the California women’s gymnastics team notched its highest final score of the season (194.100) at the Senior Day quad meet against Cal State Fullerton, San Jose State and UC Davis Sunday at Haas Pavilion. The Golden Bears placed second in the meet behind the Spartans (194.825), but defeated the Titans (193.950) and the Aggies (191.325). Cal improved its record to 6-11 on the season.
PROBABLE BRONCO LINE-UP BY EVENT:
VAULT: As the lineup becomes more solidified towards the end of the season the Broncos who are likely to compete are: Hannah Redmon, Lindsay Ward, Amy Glass, Amber Neroes, Yvette Leizorek, and Ruthie Pennington on vault. Shaniece Craft, who has been a major part of the lineup this season, could make it back into the lineup after sitting out last week due to illness.
BARS: Winning her sixth bars title this season, Ward will be the strong leader on bars. Taylor Jacob has also been consistent this season and will likely lead a group consisting o f Neroes, Redmon, Mallory Dziawura and Cassie Tycast.
BEAM: Posting a Boise State season-high last week, Jacob will return to lead the beam group with fellow upperclassman Ward. Neroes, Redmon and Glass will likely be joined by Kelsey Lang in the lineup as well as the chance of Sarah Smith competing on beam this week.
FLOOR: Redmon and Smith are probable leaders on floor again this week and will be looking for great contributions from Lang, Leizorek, Jacob, and Glass.
ALL AROUND: A five-time WAC Gymnast of the Week, Redmon will compete in the all-around again this week for the Broncos.
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