SEATTLE - The Boise State gymnastics team embarked on its 2011 journey Saturday, competing at the Washington quadrangular which included Illinois State and Seattle Pacific. The Broncos earned a team score of 194.575 to place second, edged out by the No. 21 Huskies who scored a 194.825. Boise State's Amy Glass led the meet with three wins, capturing titles on vault, balance beam and the all-around. Senior Hannah Redmon also earned a title for the Broncos, winning the floor exercise.
Illinois State (#39) placed third in the meet with a score of 188.025 and Seattle Pacific earned a score of 185.825 to finish in fourth-place.
As a team, the Broncos won the vault (48.775) and floor exercise (48.825) while also tying with Washington for the team balance beam title (48.350). On uneven bars, the Broncos scored a 48.625, just .350 behind UW.
Boise State opened their season on the uneven bars with senior Katie Tuller leading the team scoring a near career-best 9.80 tying for second-place. Glass placed sixth on the event (9.750), while Redmon tied for seventh (9.725). Freshman Kelsey Black earned her first collegiate score, a 9.70, to tie for ninth, while Lindsay Kazandjian placed 11th with a 9.650 to round out the team scorers. Mallory Dziawura was the sixth Bronco to compete on the event, counting a fall with her 8.60 score and 22nd-place finish.
In rotation two, Boise State moved on to balance beam where Glass led the competition with a solid 9.850 score. Freshman Bekah Gher scored a 9.70 in her first-career event contest, good for sole possession of fourth-place. Dziawura earned a 9.650 to tie for fifth, while sophomore Lacee Lang participated in her first collegiate competition, scoring a 9.60 and tying for ninth-place. Kazandjian tied for 12thth. (9.550), while senior Kelsey Lang scored a 9.250 to tie for 16
On floor exercise, Redmon came out hot, scoring a 9.875, winning the event outright. Glass was just behind with a career-best score of 9.850, tying for second-place, while Kazandjian tied for 11th with a 9.725 score. Kelsey Lang placed 13th (9.70), Black came in 14thnd-place (9.350) to complete the Broncos' lineup. (9.675) and Brittany Potvin-Green finished in 22
In their final rotation the Broncos dominated the competition with Glass and Redmon snagging first and second place, respectively. Glass scored a 9.875 while Redmon produced a 9.825 to top the 23-person field. Black and Potvin-Green notched scores of 9.725 to tie for seventh-place, while freshman Amanda Otuafi placed 11th with her 9.625 score. Already scoring a firm team vault score, the Broncos chose to forego their sixth and final competitor.
Racking up two event wins, as well as a second and sixth-place finish on the night, Glass was able to combine her successes to capture the all-around title with a score of 39.325, only .025 off of her career-best. Washington's Aliza Vaccher placed second in the all-around (38.625), while Kim Genereux of Illinois State placed third (37.80).
Only one individual event win slipped away from the Broncos with Washington's Ruby Engreitz earning the uneven bars title with her 9.875 score.
Redmon earned her 17th-career win on floor, tying her for the Boise State school record for total career wins on the event. She now shares the top spot with Bronco all-time great Julie Wagner (1992-95). Glass earned her sixth-career win in the all-around, moving her to a tie for the sixth in all-time career all-around wins at Boise State. Glass also earned her fifth-career vault title and third-career beam title Saturday night.
Washington was able to earn their first win over the Broncos in five meetings, improving to 41-16 all-time over Boise State. The Broncos improve to 2-0 over ISU, as well as 47-9 over SPU, including a 29-meeting win streak.
Boise State continues its 2011 campaign in one week when they head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on currently ranked No. 9 Alabama. The meet is slated for a 6:30 pm (Mountain) start in the Coleman Coliseum.
1) Washington 194.825
3) ISU 188.025
4) SPU 185.825
1) Glass () 9.875
2) Redmon () 9.825
3) Cline (Washington) 9.800, Rogers (Washington) 9.800, Sarantakis (ISU) 9.800
6) Bogart (Washington) 9.775
1) Engreitz (Washington) 9.875
2) Linton (Washington) 9.800, Walior (Washington) 9.800, Tuller () 9.800
5) Akaogi (Washington) 9.775
6) Glass () 9.750
1) Glass () 9.850
2) Bixler (Washington) 9.800
3) Walior (Washington) 9.775
4) Gher () 9.700
5) Whitney (Washington) 9.650, Dziawura () 9.650, Madrid (SPU) 9.650
1) Redmon () 9.875
2) Linton (Washington) 9.850, Glass () 9.850
4) Deutsch (ISU) 9.825
5) Walior (Washington) 9.800, Caron (ISU) 9.800, Schick (ISU) 9.800, Kulkarni (SPU) 9.800
1) Glass () 39.325
2) Vaccher (Washington) 38.625
3) Genereux (ISU) 37.800
: VAULT: 48.775, BARS: 48.625, BEAM: 48.350, FLOOR: 48.825
VAULT: Glass 9.875*, Redmon 9.825*, Black 9.725*, Potvin-Green 9.725*, Otuafi 9.625*
BARS: Tuller 9.800*, Glass 9.750*, Redmon 9.725*, Black 9.700*, Kazandjian 9.650*, Dziawura 8.600*
BEAM: Glass 9.850*, Gher 9.700*, Dziawura 9.650*, Lang 9.600*, Kazandjian 9.550*, Lang 9.250*
FLOOR: Redmon 9.875*, Glass 9.850*, Kazandjian 9.725*, Lang 9.700*, Black 9.675*, Potvin-Green 9.350*
All-Around: Glass 39.325**
* Personal Record, ** Team Record