Jan. 22, 2016
PROVO, Utah - The No. 13 Broncos (4-0) convincingly won their second tri-meet in a row after scoring a 196.425, taking down BYU (195.475) and UC Davis (194.750) Friday night at Smith Fieldhouse in Provo, Utah. The 196.425 ties for the 19th-best score in school history, and is also a season high.
Freshman Shani Remme tied for the all-around win with a 39.250, and sophomore Ann Stockwell picked up two event victories with a career-high 9.875 on the uneven bars and a 9.925 on vault, which tied her career high. Redshirt sophomore Sandra Collantes continued her dominance on floor so far this season, winning the event title with a career-high 9.925.
"The joy and the love the girls have for this sport showed up tonight," co-head coach Neil Resnick said.
The Broncos started the evening on uneven bars and wasted no time in taking the lead, earning a 49.225 in the opening rotation. It was Stockwell leading the charge with a 9.875, but both Remme and Collantes were right behind her with 9.85's of their own. The two seniors - Maddie Krentz and Krystine Jacobsen - completed the team score with a pair of 9.825's to give Boise State a strong opening event.
Despite earning their lowest team score of the night on beam, Boise State was persistent throughout the event and finished strong with several well-executed dismounts. It was the two freshmen - Sarah Means and Remme - who led the way for the Blue and Orange, both of which earned 9.8's. Paige Urquhart secured a 9.75, Jacobsen earned a 9.725 and Diana Mejia contributed the fifth score with a 9.65.
At the end of two events, the Broncos held a slim 97.950-97.775 advantage over BYU, but it would be all Broncos in the second half of the meet.
Boise State moved to the third rotation and put up a 49.225 on floor to put some space between themselves and the other two teams. The scores improved as the event wore on, as Urquhart opened with a 9.80 and Jacobsen followed with a 9.825. Remme tacked on a 9.825 of her own, and then it was Krentz (9.85) and Collantes (9.925) who anchored the lineup and brought home the convincing advantage in the event.
The Broncos saved their best for last in the final rotation of the evening, vault. Remme led off with a 9.775 and Krentz followed with a 9.825. Mackenzie Bennion went next and earned a career-high 9.875, but it was Stockwell who stole the show with her 9.925 to win the event. Collantes contributed a 9.825 in the anchor position, giving the Broncos a 49.250.
The 4-0 start is the best start since 2013 when the Broncos also opened the season with four straight victories.
"The energy of our 2016 team is through the roof!" co-head coach Tina Bird said. "They are going for it all the way."
Boise State will turn around and host BYU next weekend on Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise as a part of the Gem State Invitational.