Boise State gymnasts set new records against Utah State

Boise State gymnasts set new records against Utah State

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ROBBY MILO/THE ARBITER - Hailey Gaspar competes in the vault against UW-Stout. The Broncos would go on to win with a 195.125 team total at the Taco Bell Arena.
ROBBY MILO/THE ARBITER - Hailey Gaspar competes in the vault against UW-Stout. The Broncos would go on to win with a 195.125 team total at the Taco Bell Arena.

The Boise State gymnasts finished off their weekend with a bang with two home meets in a matter of three days. After a 13 point lead over Wisconsin-Stout Friday, the Broncos took first against No. 41 ranked Utah State with a final score of 195.465-192.650.

This is BSU’s ninth victory of the season, bringing its season record to 9-3 and 3-0 in the Western Athletic Conference.

As a team, the Broncos won every event, with a final score of 49.300 on vault, 48.750 for bars, 48.400 on beam and 49.025 on floor routines.

“It was nice to have a chance at this time of the year to have the luxury to try some new stuff and difficult things,” co-head coach Neil Resnick said. “Most of it worked out pretty good.”

The women started out strong on vault with the best score they’ve seen this season and a tie for the fifth-best in school history. Sophomore Hailey Gaspar won the title for vault with a score of 9.950, tying her career-best score as well as tying the fifth best score in Boise State history. Junior Amy Glass followed close behind with her season-best score of 9.900.

“Form is really important on beam,” Gaspar said. “You’ve gotta stay tight though out the air. You get a better twist if you stay tight.”

Glass also received a career-best score as she captured the floor title with a score of 9.900. Senior Hannah Redman came in second with a 9.850. Glass also obtained her seventh win in the all-around this season, her 12th in her career, with a score of 38.70. She is now tied for first in Boise State history in total all-around wins.

“Floor, I really enjoy doing,” Glass said. “You try to make eye contact with the judges and your teammates are cheering you on the whole time and getting your energy up which is kind of difficult sometimes because it is the last event to compete in.”

On beam, junior Lindsay Kazandjian also beat her season’s best score after winning the title with a final score of 9.825. Senior Kelsey Lang, who tied for the beam title Friday’s meet, came in second with a final score of 9.775.

Utah State junior Nicole Simoneau captured the title on bars with a score of 9.800, followed by Redmon’s score of 9.775.

The Broncos will host the Southern Utah Thunderbirds during their senior night, Friday, Mar. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Taco Bell Arena for their final home meet of the season.

“I really want to send out our seniors really well at our next meet,” Gaspar said. “The seniors are a big part of the team and I love them to death. I know it’s going to be really hard next year so I want to send them out really good on a home meet.”