BOISE Utah State opened the 2008 gymnastics season with a 192.625-187.925 loss to Boise State in a Western Athletic Conference dual Friday night at BSU's Taco Bell Arena.
It was USU's first loss to BSU in its past five meetings after the Aggies swept all four match-ups with the Broncos last year.
USU sophomore Heather Heinrich took all-around honors, posting a 36.875, while junior teammate Nicki Felley was second with a 36.775. Heinrich and Felley were the only two all-arounders in the meet.
Freshman Nicole Simoneau made a successful Aggie debut by winning the uneven parallel bars event with a 9.800, while fellow freshman Chelsea Marquardt also had a positive opening, finishing third on beam with a 9.550 and tied for third on vault with a 9.700.