Saturday, January 30, 2016

#10 Boise State Bronco Gymnasts Top 196 Mark Again in Win Over BYU Cougars

BOISE, Idaho--#10 Boise State (5-0) defeated BYU (1-4) for the second straight weekend, downing the Cougars 196.400 to 195.100 last night at CenturyLink Arena as part of the Gem State Invitational in front of 2,715 fans.
Sandra Collantes captured the all-around title with a 39.475, the 14th best all-around score in the nation this season.  Krystine Jacobsen won the uneven bars with a career-high-tying 9.95.  Ann Stockwell shared the title on vault with a 9.85 and Maddie Krentz and Collantes tied for the floor title with back-to-back 9.95's.
"The team was amazing tonight," co-head coach Neil Resnick said. "We struggled just a little bit on a couple floor routines. We are eager to get back in the gym and fix the little mistakes before we travel to Southern Utah next week."
Boise State opened on vault and recorded a team score of 49.100, led by Stockwell with a 9.85.  Mary Frances Bir and Collantes each scored 9.825's and Mackenzie Bennion and Krentz finished with 9.80 scores on the talented Bronco team.
Boise State then recorded the fourth-best uneven bars score in school history with a 49.425.  Stockwell (9.85) and Collantes, Remme and Krentz (9.875) all scored above 9.80, the benchmark score in each event necessary for the team to reach the important 196 team total.  An average score of 196 will generally get a team in or near the Top 10 in the country, which is where Boise State is thus far this season.
Boise State recorded a 49.075 on beam, their highest score of the year in the event.  Remme and Collantes scored career highs and Jacobsen and Paige Urquhart set season marks with 9.825's.
The Lady Broncos finished with a 48.800 on floor led by Krentz and Collantes, with Remme posting a 9.875.
Collantes' all-around score is tied for third in Boise State history with Caitlin Mann (2013).
"Sandra is a phenomenal athlete and I'm so proud of her accomplishments tonight," co-head coach Tina Bird said. "Two of our seniors and team captains, Maddie and Krystine, showed that they are forces to be reckoned with tonight as they each posted a 9.95 score along with other great routines."
At 5-0, the 2016 Broncos are the third team in school history to open the season with five straight wins, tying the mark set by the 1988 and 2010 teams.
Boise State travels to Mountain Rim Conference foe Southern Utah next week for a Friday meet in Cedar City, Utah.

Boise State Bronco Allie Ostrander Breaks School, Conference Records at UW Invitational

SEATTLE--Boise State freshman Allie Ostrander broke school and Mountain West Conference records at the UW Invitational, finishing second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:21.85, breaking both marks by nearly 29 seconds.

Ostrander was beaten only by Olympian Kim Conley (15:09.31) in a stacked field, and shattered the Boise State and conference records previously held by former Bronco great Emma Bates (15:50.78).  Among times on an oversized 307-meter track, Ostrander turned in the third-fastest time in collegiate history.  Ostrander's time is the fastest 5,000 of the year thus far among collegiate student-athletes.
By virtue of her performance, Ostrander is now eligible to compete in the 5,000m U.S. Olympic Trials in July.
Minttu Hukka and Brenna Peloquin ran the seventh and 10th-fastest collegiate times as Boise State's talented distance runners showed they could compete with some of the best in the nation.  Hukka set a personal best of 16:09.36 to finish fifth, while Peloquin was eighth with a time of 16:11.90.
The rest of the mid-distance and distance athletes will compete today at the Invitational, with Jeff Lautenslager kicking off action for the Boise State team at 1:10 p.m. (MT).