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Janene Christensen Lay Athlete Profile

Janene Christensen Lay

Janene Christensen Lay
Position: All Around Height: 5-3 Roster Years: 1995-1998 Hometown: Payson, UT Last School: Payson High School


  • Parents are Dell and Jean Christensen
  • Second youngest child
  • Married to Mark Lay
  • Majored in health promotions
  • Enjoys water and snow skiing, swimming, bike riding and singing

Before BYU

  • Competed for Mt. Nebo Gymnastics club
  • Level 10 competitor
  • Finished fourth in all-around at teh 1992 Bear Country Invitational
  • Placed sixth at the 1992 USGF Regionals on vault
  • Honor roll student at Payson High School

1995 | Freshman Year

  • Walked on to the team as a vault specialist
  • By mid-season, earned a spot on the floor and beam teams as well
  • Scored a season-high 9.8 on both vault and floor
  • Vaulted at regionals despite suffering from a punctured lung
  • Also vaulted at nationals after being diagnosed with a collasped lung shortly after regionals

1996 | Sophomore Year

  • Top floor worker and vaulter
  • Recorded a career-best 9.850 on vault
  • Posted a career-high 9.875 on floor

1997 | Junior Year

  • Plagued by shoulder problems all season
  • Scored a season-high 9.8 on vault
  • Tied career-high 9.875 on floor

1998 | Senior Year

  • Recorded a season-high 9.875 on beam against Utah State (1/30)
  • Also scored a season-high 9.875 on floor against UC Santa Barbara (2/14)