Aggie gymnastics places third at New Hampshire Invitational Sunday

DURHAM, N.H. – Utah State placed third at the New Hampshire Invitational on Sunday with a team-total of 191.650 hosted by New Hampshire at UNH’s Lundholm Gymnasium. Host UNH took top honors with a 195.000 while Ball State was second with a 192.850. Yale was fourth with a 186.525.The Aggies had five top-three finishers, led by senior Heather Heinrich winning the vault with a 9.800 while junior Lyndsie Boone was second on vault with a 9.75, tying her career-best. Boone was also second in the all-around with a 37.825. Sophomore Chelsea Marquardt and Brandie Dickson were part of a five-way tie for third on bars with 9.775’s, as Dickson matched her career-high and Marquardt was just shy of her career-best of 9.800.The Aggies tallied a 47.475 on beam, a 48.075 on floor, a 48.325 on vault and a 47.775 on bars for a team total of 191.650.Sunday was USU’s second meet in three days after a dual at Central Michigan Friday night.Utah State started off on beam, with Boone opening the rotation with a 9.550. Sophomores Rachel Flessner and Haley Hogan followed with 9.500 and 8.875 respectively. Dillon then logged a 9.600 before freshman Amelia Montoya posted a 9.1. Heinrich then closed out the rotation with a 9.725 giving USU a 47.475 on beam. Sophomore Chelsea Marquardt tallied an 8.800 in an exhibition performance.After one rotation, the Aggies were third as host UNH posted a 48.250 on vault while BSU logged a 48.225 on bars and Yale tallied a 47.050 on floor.For the second rotation, Utah State was on floor, with Hogan leading off with a 9.450. Marquardt followed with a 9.400 preceding a 9.325 by Flessner. Montoya followed with a 9.725 and Boone posted a 9.775 before Heinrich rounded out the rotation with a 9.725.The Aggies logged a 48.075 on floor and found themselves in third at the halfway point of the meet, as New Hampshire led with a 97.175 after tallying a 48.925 on bars. Ball State logged a 48.000 on beam for a 96.225 sub-total and Yale tallied a 47.200 on vault for a 94.250 score.Moving to vault for the third rotation, Marquardt started things off with a 9.450, followed by a 9.575 by freshman Amanda Watamaniuk. Montoya logged a 9.550, preceding a 9.650 by Dillon. Heinrich followed with a 9.800 and Boone closed the rotation with a 9.75, giving USU a 48.325 on vault.With three rotations in the books, the Aggies held their third-place position with a 143.875. The Wildcats remained in first with a 48.700 for a 145.875 sub-total while BSU was second after logging a 48.750 on floor for a 144.975 and Yale posted a 45.700 on bars for a 139.950 sub-total.USU was on bars for the fourth and final event, with Boone leading off the rotation with an 8.75. After a 9.725 by Watamaniuk, Marquardt tallied a 9.775 matched by 9.775 by Dickson for their third-place tying score. Dillon registered a 9.75 and Heinrich closed with an 8.4. The Aggies had a 47.775 to secure their third-place finish.Utah State continues its three-meet road swing to start the season by opening Western Athletic Conference action on Friday, Jan. 22 against Southern Utah at Cedar City, Utah.USU’s home-opener is on Friday, Jan. 29, against Boise State.All USU home meets begin at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.Admission to Utah State gymnastics home meets is $5 for adults and $1 for youth. Fans can buy a women’s sports pass for $75 which will gain admittance to all USU women’s basketball, volleyball and gymnastics action.For more information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305, or online 24 hours a day at and clicking on the “buy/renew tickets” under the “tickets” drop down menu.Fans can follow the Aggie gymnastics program at, and can get score updates. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at -USU-

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