Ciera Perkins

Women's Gymnastics

Broncos Best Aggies in Boise

Feb. 15, 2015

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Bronco Rewind | Meet Results

BOISE, Idaho--After competing in Alabama two days prior, the No. 12 Boise State gymnastics team (7-3, 5-1 MRGC) beat the Utah State Aggies (4-3, 1-3 MRGC) 195.925-194.475. As a team the Broncos topped the Aggies on three events, while individually the Broncos set five season or career bests on the night.

The Broncos opened the night on vault, where they would post their highest event score. Boise State recorded a 49.300 on the apparatus, marking the same season-top score as the BYU tri-meet on Jan. 30. Every Bronco in the lineup scored a 9.80 or higher on vault on Sunday. Captains Ciera Perkins and Maddie Krentz led the Blue and Orange, posting respective scores of 9.925 and 9.90. Perkins' score would hold for the event win giving her eight career wins on vault.

"Tonight was a showing of resistance and stamina," said co-head coach Neil Resnick. "After making a trip across the country, to get a win and a solid score was amazing."

Kelsey Morris recorded her second-highest mark of the season on vault with a 9.875. Ann Stockwell, a gymnast who's proven to be solid in the lineup, posted a 9.800. Mary Frances Bir made her season debut, marking a 9.800 as the second vaulter. Paige Urquhart opened the meet with a 9.800 of her own.

Boise State had a solid showing on bars, finishing the night with a 49.225. Perkins again paced the Broncos, marking a 9.90 on the apparatus and clinching the event title. With her two event wins on the night, Perkins has amassed 30 career event wins as a Bronco between vault, uneven bars and floor exercise.

Sophomore Diana Mejia tied her season best on the apparatus. The reigning MRGC Co-Freshman of the Year marked a 9.875 for the second-highest score for all gymnasts. Fellow sophomore Mackenzie Bennion started on bars for the Broncos with a 9.825, good for her career best. Morris also collected a 9.825.

At the halfway point of the meet, Boise State led Utah State, 98.525-96.800.

Morris led the Broncos on floor exercise, scoring a 9.875. The mark was good for her season best, while also clinching the event win. Morris' scores gave her a season-best 39.325 on the all-around where she also captured the event title. She now climbs to fourth all-time in the Bronco record books with 11 career wins in the all-around.

Lianne Josbacher and Krystine Jacobsen performed well on floor. Josbacher's 9.775 was good for the second highest Bronco score of the night, while Jacobsen's 9.725 was a career best. The Broncos would record a 48.725 on the event.

Boise State marked a 48.675 on balance beam. Mejia led the Broncos with her 9.825. Paige Urquhart and Krystine Jacobsen each marked scores of 9.775.

The Broncos will hit the road and compete for the third time in eight days, as they head to Ohio State to battle the Buckeyes on Friday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. (MT).

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