Broncos, Seniors Close Regular Season on High Note

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 23-ranked Boise State gymnastics team had a history-making final home meet on Friday night earning a 196.550 team score to defeat No. 36-ranked San Jose State. The meet was not only the final home meet, but also the final regular season meet, senior night and the deciding meet to determine the 2010 regular season Western Athletic Conference champion. The Broncos (13-2, 5-0 WAC) earned the win over San Jose State (9-10, 1-4 WAC), who scored a 193.475, to claim the first-ever regular season WAC title.

In the process of earning the regular season WAC title, the Broncos put on a spectacular performance, a good way for the three seniors Yvette Leizorek, Taylor Jacob and Raquel Turnbow to end their final home meet. The Broncos crushed their previous season-best of 196.10, earning the seventh-best score in school history with their score of 196.550 Friday night at Taco Bell Arena.

The Broncos swept all four events as a team as well as in the individual titles, earning their season-best on bars (49.325), a season-best on floor (49.200), a solid score on vault (49.100) and a commendable score on beam (48.925). The team bars score marks the fourth-best in school history while the floor and vault scores narrowly missed the top-10 charts.

Bronco junior Hannah Redmon had another stellar competition, winning three individual events on the night. She began by leading the Broncos on vault, earning a 9.925. She continued on to bars where she tied with redshirt sophomore Amy Glass for the title, both earning 9.90 scores to tie or improve their career-bests. Redmon finished off the night with a win on floor with a score of 9.90. Glass earned the all-around title with her efforts, scoring a 38.650 total while sophomore Lindsay Kazandjian earned the beam title with a score of 9.825.

Redmon's win on vault marks her 15th career win on the event, tying her for third all-time at Boise State in vault wins. She also improves to six wins on the event this season, tying her for fifth on the season-wins chart on vault. Her score of 9.925 ties her for the eighth-best score on vault in school history as well. Redmon continued to make history with her floor win, earning her 14th career win on the event. She moved to No. 2 in career floor wins at Boise State and is tied for the No. 2 spot in season wins on floor with six. Kazandjian's win on beam marks her fifth-career win on the event, moving her to a tie for No. 9 in all-time career wins on beam.

Senior Yvette Leizorek had an outstanding evening, earning one new career-best and tying another career-best performance. She placed third on bars with a lifetime best of 9.850, tying with fellow senior Taylor Jacob, while also earning a 9.850 on floor, tying her career-best on the event. Leizorek finished in a tie for second-place on floor with teammate Hailey Gaspar (a career-high) and San Jose State's Gabrielle Targosz.

Jacob also had an excellent night of competition, tying for third-place on bars as well as tying for second-place on beam with teammate Kelsey Lang, each scoring a 9.80.

The only event the Broncos did not sweep the top-three places was vault where Redmon captured the title and junior Sarah Smith earned a third-place finish with a 9.825. SJSU's Lily Swann snuck into the second-place spot with a 9.875 score.

The Broncos continue their season next week at the 2010 WAC Championships hosted by Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif. The Broncos will compete for their third straight WAC Championship title on March 27 at 7 p.m. (MST).


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