SUU Flippin’ Birds Grab Big Road Win
The Flippin' Birds went on the road to Boise State Friday evening and left Extra Mile Arena with a victory. Southern Utah earned its first win in Boise since 2008 with a 196.275-195.700 score. The Thunderbirds started the evening off on the bars and finished the competition with some phenomenal beam routines. Graduate Student Karley McClain was the only T-Bird to walk away as an individual event champion scoring a 9.900 with her floor routine and finishing the all-around with a 39.100. The Broncos proved to be as tough as they always are, living up to their #14 ranking on the beam by finishing with a 49.300. The Flippin' Birds were up to the task finishing with a 49.275 in the event to keep the scores close. Southern Utah also pulled off incredible wins on both the vault and floor to finish the meet in its favor. The SUU Gymnastics team will continue with another Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference match up this week against the BYU Cougars. The dual meet is set to start at 7:00pm this Friday in the America First Events Center. SUU currently sits atop the MRGC standings with a conference record of 4-0. BYU is second with 2-2 record in the conference.