Back on the Road for BYU Gymnasts

Coming off a season-best performance on floor, the Cougars will be back on the road this weekend when they face Southeast Missouri State Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- After posting one of their best meets of the season last weekend in Texas, the No. 23 Cougar gymnasts will be back on the road this weekend when they do battle with Southeast Missouri State Saturday afternoon in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

"We are starting to improve and are looking good," said coach Brad Cattermole. "We have to make some adjustments and focus on sticking all of our sets."

Last weekend three of BYU's upperclassmen nailed career-best performances to spark the Cougars to season-high scores on vault and floor en route to a 194.550 against Texas Woman's and Ball State. Junior Alethea Boon tied the seventh-best vault mark in school history at 9.950. Dayna Smart was close behind with a 9.900 on her way to a first-place finish in the all-around. Senior Kacie Capra-Callens tumbled her way to a 9.900 on floor. Freshmen Kiki Berrett and Heidi Poulson also tied career-best marks on vault and floor, respectively.

BYU will see a familiar face Saturday when it travels to Missouri. Former Cougar star Brogan Jacobsen-Evanson, one of four BYU gymnasts to record a perfect 10, is in her second season as an assistant coach to Tom Farden at SEMO.

"It will be a fun weekend," Cattermole said. "We are looking forward to seeing Brogan (Jacobsen-Evanson) and are thrilled for the success she is having there."

The Redhawks are coming off a 192.700 performance against No. 20 Missouri. They sport a 10-2 season record with a season-best score of 193.700 in their first meet. SEMO is led by Sandra Blake, Maureen Grimaldi, Rikara Turner and Bryanna Wong.

Start time is set for 12 p.m. (MT) in the Houck Fieldhouse. Live stats will not be available.

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