No. 8 Broncos Down No. 7 Denver, UIC, SPU
Jan. 19, 2018

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BOISE, Idaho -- The No. 8 Broncos came up with a score of 195.850 to win a quad meet on Friday evening, defeating No. 7 Denver, Illinois-Chicago and Seattle Pacific at Taco Bell Arena.

The Broncos (4-0, 1-0 MRGC) were led by junior Shani Remme, who finished second in the all-around with a score of 39.300, including a first place finish on beam with a score of 9.925, tying her career high. Remme also finished tied for fourth with a score of 9.825 on floor and tied for third on bars with a score of 9.850.

On the meet, co-head coach Tina Bird said, "As a team we made some progress forward this week and that's what we need to continue to do all season long, just keep improving."

The Broncos started things off fast with a score of 48.825 on vault, led by sophomore Courtney McGregor who came through with a 9.850 score.

On the next event, bars, the Broncos really made their mark, outscoring Denver with a 49.225 team score, with no routine scoring lower than 9.825. Redshirt senior Sandra Collantes came through with a team-high score of 9.875, as the Broncos took second and third, with Collantes' 9.875 good for second and Remme's 9.850 good for third. Denver's Maddie Karr took first with an impressive 9.900 on the apparatus.

On beam, the Broncos scored a combined 48.950, led by Remme's 9.925, which tied her career high score on the event. Sarah Means was also a standout, coming through with a 9.800.

The Broncos held a decent lead over Denver heading into the final rotation, 147.00 to 146.100.

However, things got a little interesting after McGregor had an uncharacteristic fall on a floor pass. The rest of the Bronco lineup picked her up however, as redshirt senior Mary Frances Bir, competing on floor for just the second time collegiately, came through with a 9.650. Seniors Ann Stockwell and Abby Webb each followed with a score 9.775. Remme and Collantes finished off the day each producing a 9.825. The team score of 48.850 was enough to keep them over the No. 7 Pioneers to win their second meet of the young season.

The Broncos will be back in action next week as they head to MRGC rival Southern Utah on Friday, January 26, 2018 for a 7 p.m. MT meet.

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