Broncos Crush School Record on Vault, Redmon Qualifies for NCAA's on Vault at Salt Lake City Regional

SALT LAKE CITY - The No. 19-ranked Boise State gymnastics team battled through a tough 2010 Salt Lake City NCAA Regional meet on Saturday (April 10) finishing fourth with a score of 195.950. The No. 4 ranked Florida Gators won the meet held at the Huntsman Center with a score of 197.675 while the University of Utah placed second with a score of 196.90. Denver placed third with a score of 196.175 while Washington and Auburn placed fifth and sixth, respectively.

The Broncos' team score of 195.950 is the best score ever by a Boise State team at regionals.

Although the Broncos were not one of the two qualifying teams headed to the NCAA National meet in Gainesville, Fla., junior Hannah Redmon stamped her own individual ticket to nationals after winning vault with a new career-best of 9.975. Redmon led the Broncos to a school record on the event with a score of 49.575 as a team which was the highest of any team in all six regionals that were competing this weekend. The Broncos also earned 48.70 on bars, 48.775 on beam and 48.90 on floor to round out their competition. Redmon becomes just the fifth Bronco to ever advance as an individual to the NCAA National meet and is the first event specialist to advance in school history. 

Amy Glass added another highlight to the Broncos' meet earning the honor of 2010 NCAA West Region Athlete of the Year.

After sitting out in the first rotation with a bye on bars, the Broncos opened up their 2010 regional meet on uneven bars. The adrenaline was pumping and they counted a few wobbles in their scoring, although they finished with three solid sticks in their final three routines.  As a team they earned a 48.70, their ninth-best team effort on the event this season as well as the fifth-best effort at an NCAA regional in school history. Senior Taylor Jacob led the Broncos placing ninth with her 9.850 score which ties the second-best score earned by a Bronco on bars at a regional. Hannah Redmon was right behind in 12th-place with a 9.825 on bars, putting her in a tie for fourth in the Boise State regional competition records. Mallory Dziawura placed 23rd and earned a 9.725 while Lindsay Kazandjian earned a 9.675 and placed 29th. Amy Glass placed 34th and earned a 9.625 to round out the scoring Broncos while Katie Tuller scored a 9.40 to round out the line-up for Boise State.

On their second event, the Broncos earned a 48.775 on beam, good for their fifth-best regional score in Bronco history as well as tying their fourth-best team score this season. Four Broncos, Glass, Kazandjian, Hailey Gaspar and Kelsey Lang, each scored a 9.775 on beam to lead the Bronco line-up and tie for 18th-place. Jacob placed 32nd and earned a 9.70 while Dziawura earned a 9.625 and placed 34th to round out the team.

Moving on to floor exercise in their third event, the Broncos put together a team total of 48.90, their fifth-best score of the season on the event. The team score also marks the seventh-best score at regionals in school history. Redmon led the team tying for first-place with her 9.90 score, tying the best floor score ever by a Bronco at regionals. Sarah Smith had a beautiful performance, scoring a 9.825 and placing 16th as did Yvette Leizorek who earned a 9.775 and placed 24th. Gaspar finished in 26th place and earned a 9.750 while Lang earned a 9.650, good for 32nd. Glass rounded out the Broncos' line-up with a 9.550 score, placing 36th.

In their fourth and final event, the Broncos let loose, with all six gymnasts in the line-up earning career-bests in the event. As a team they earned a 49.575 to crush the former school record of 49.350 set in 2009. Redmon led the way with her 9.975 on vault, setting a new career-best and winning the event, sending her to the NCAA National meet. Gaspar also earned a career-best to tie for second-place with her 9.950 effort. Glass tied for a fourth-place finish, earning a career-best mark of 9.925 while Potvin-Green tied for ninth with her career-best mark of 9.875. Smith earned a career-best of 9.850 to tie for 12th-place while Leizorek earned a career-best of 9.825 to tie for 19th-place.

Glass, the Broncos' only all-around competitor, placed 11th with a score of 38.875.

Redmon will travel as an individual competitor to the NCAA National meet held in Gainesville, Fla., April 22-24.

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