GYMNASTICS SPLITS IN THREE-TEAM MEET AGAINST BOISE STATE AND UTAH STATE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Boise State recorded its second highest score of the season to finish first in a three-team gymnastics meet hosted by Sacramento State, Friday night at the Hornets Nest. The Broncos claimed three of the four individual titles en route to a 195.325 which easily bettered Sacramento State (192.050) and Utah State (190.250).
The Hornets recorded four top five finishes in the meet and saw junior Eryn Stubblefield finish first in the all-around with a season high total of 38.775. The team was dealt a blow in warm-ups when freshman all-arounder Cayla Boyce was injured on vault. Her injury compiled with an ill Marina Borisova left the team looking to fill two lineup spots on all four events.
Sacramento State opened the meet on vault with a 48.150. The team counted five scores that ranged from 9.525 to 9.750. Sophomore Alycia Chan tied for fourth with a 9.750 to lead the team and senior Amber Basgall tied for seventh with a 9.700. Basgall, who is working her way back from knee surgery, competed a Yurchenko full for the first time this season.
On bars, Basgall tied for second overall with a 9.775. Stubblefield added a 9.650 and Traci Takeda contributed a 9.550. However, Sacramento State had its other three gymnasts fall during the rotation leaving the team with a score of 46.875.
The Hornets bounced back on beam behind Stubblefield who scored 9.825 to place second behind Boise State’s Lindsay Kazandijian (9.900). Chan and Lissa Zamolo tied for sixth and placed eighth, respectively, with scores of 9.750 and 9.725.
The team concluded the competition on floor and scored 48.600. Basgall tied her career high with a 9.825 to tie for third place overall. Stubblefield and Chan each scored 9.775 to tie for seventh and Zamolo recorded a 9.650 to place 11th.
Boise State’s Amber Neroes and Hannah Redmon shared the title on vault after scoring 9.850. Nicole Simoneau of Utah State claimed top honors on bars with a 9.875 and BSU’s Kelsey Lang finished first on floor with a 9.900.
Sacramento State will return to the road on Saturday, March 8, when it makes the short trip to UC Davis for a four-team meet which features the Aggies, New Hampshire and Bowling Green.
NOTES: The Hornets were also without beam specialist Lizzy Norvell who tied for fifth in the pole vault at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. Norvell vaulted 12-05.50…freshman Lauren Mizuno competed in her second all-around of the season for Sacramento State…Boise State was reunited with teammate Amy Glass. The sophomore has been with her family in nearby Vacaville, Calif., since suffering a neck injury at a meet at San Jose State earlier this season.