Feb. 7, 2015
PROVO, Utah--The No. 15 Boise State gymnastics team (196.625) topped No. 20 Denver (196.150) and BYU (195.450) in a conference battle on Saturday afternoon. The Broncos marked their 11th-best total score in school history and tied for the fourth-best team uneven bars score in school history.
The Broncos recorded a sensational 49.400 score on uneven bars, besting their top mark of the season by two tenths of a point. The score also tied the fourth-best team bars score in school history. Every Bronco in the lineup recorded a season or career best, highlighted by junior Krystine Jacobsen's 9.90. Jacobsen has now recorded a 9.90 in two-straight meets.
"We are so, so proud of this team!" said co-head coach Tina Bird. "We had a solid meet with lots of energy and team unity. There are still areas where we know we can improve and we are excited to head to the SEC this weekend and show how we can compete."
Senior captain Ciera Perkins anchored the rotation and recorded her own 9.90 for her season best. Jacobsen and Perkins each took home individual title honors. Senior Kelsey Morris and sophomore Diana Mejia each notched season-best scores of 9.875.
Boise State recorded a season-best vault on Saturday with a 49.300. Captains Kelsey Morris and Maddie Krentz each were awarded 9.925's on the apparatus. Morris set her career best while Krentz tied her career high. A Bronco gymnast has now recorded a 9.925 or higher on vault in each meet in 2015.
Freshman Ann Stockwell also impressed with her 9.85. Redshirt freshman Sandra Collantes marked her career best with her 9.80 on the apparatus.
Morris finished the day with a share of vault and all-around titles, sharing vault with Krentz. Morris now is tied for fourth all-time with 10 career all-around wins in Bronco history after her season-best 39.325.
The Broncos started the afternoon on balance beam, where Jacobsen and Freshman Lianne Josbacher paced the Broncos. They each were awarded scores of 9.875, for Josbacher's career best. The Blue and Orange would finish with a 48.975 team score.
Sophomore Mackenzie Bennion and Krentz led the Broncos on floor exercise, where they each marked scores of 9.875. Bennion tied her career best with her performance. Junior Marissa Wossner set her career best, marking a 9.850.
"Maddie Krentz was on fire today," said Bird. "She led the team with her stuck landings."
Boise State will travel to No. 6 Alabama and compete against the Crimson Tide on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. (MT). The Broncos will have a quick turnaround and host conference opponent Utah State at home on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena.