Bars, Individual Efforts Propel Cougar Gymnasts

Dayna Smart scored a 9.825 on beam and won the all-around for the Cougars friday night in Boise. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

BOISE -- The BYU women's gymnastics team enjoyed its best bars score of the season and several gymnasts recorded solid individual routines to help the Cougars to a 192.300 outing against Boise State Friday night in Boise. BYU won the meet 192.300-190.575.

Despite being without an injured Kylee Draper, one of BYU's top performers on bars, the Cougars posted a 48.625 score on the event in the first rotation. Senior Kacie Capra-Callens led the way with a 9.825. BYU's Lisa Willis added a 9.725, while freshmen Melissa Hough and McKell Poulson each posted a 9.700, a career-best for Hough. BSU's Taylor Jacob won the event at 9.875.

Vault gave the young Cougar team some problems in the team's second rotation. Junior Alethea Boon had a strong showing for BYU with a season-best 9.825 to tie for first place on the event with the Broncos' DeAvera Todd. Dayna Smart scored a 9.725 for the Cougars.

Capra-Callens posted the second-highest floor score of her career at 9.850 to pace BYU in its third rotation. Smart contributed a 9.800 to help the cause for the Cougars. BSU's Jacob also scored a 9.850 to tie with Capra-Callens for first-place honors.

BYU took three of the top four places on beam to close the night. Smart recorded a strong outing on the event at 9.825 to take first place. Freshman Kaylee Gallup posted a career-best 9.775 in her first collegiate meet to finish second. Willis added a 9.725 to come in third for the Cougars.

Competing in the all-around for the first time in her collegiate career, BYU's Smart scored a 38.800 to come in first place. The Broncos' Todd came in second place at 37.325.

The Cougars will be back in action Monday night against in-state rival Utah State. Start time is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: Boise State

Meet: Boise State v. Brigham Young January 19, 2007

Location: Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena) Home Meet

Contents: Event Results Team Results

Vault Team Standing

Uneven Parallel Bars Boise State

Balance Beam Brigham Young University

Floor Exercise Judge List

Team Standing Top

Place Team Score

1 Brigham Young University 192.300

2 Boise State 190.575

Boise State

Head Coach: Yvonne (Sam) Sandmire Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Kristin Aldrich 9.250

Tara Oberg 9.675

Katie Griffis 9.800 9.725

Alia Loan 9.700

Shaniece Craft 9.700

Taylor Jacob 9.875 8.100 9.850

Amber Neroes 9.625

Ashli Rainboth 9.600

Micaela Barr 8.975

Yvette Leizorek 9.600 9.625

Katelyn O'Donnell 9.775 8.875

Ruthie Pennington 9.425 8.900

DeAvera Todd 9.825 9.475 8.475 9.550 37.325

Katie Tuller 9.625

Team Totals 48.175 48.600 46.900 46.900 190.575

Brigham Young University

Head Coach: Brad Cattermole Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Jenna Kerbis 9.250

Danielle Goldman 9.400

Aimee Walker-Pond 9.675

Kaylee Gallup 9.775

Kiki Berrett 9.500 9.150

Alethea Boon 9.825 7.975 9.550

Kacie Capra-Callens 9.825 9.250 9.850

Brittany Fisher 9.575

Melissa Hough 9.700

Heidi Poulson 9.475

Mykell Poulson 9.700

Lisa Willis 9.725 9.725 9.125

Dayna Smart 9.725 9.450 9.825 9.800 38.800

Megan Donehue 9.400

Team Totals 48.025 48.625 47.825 47.825 192.300

Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 DeAvera Todd Boise State 9.825

1 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.825

3 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.725

4 Shaniece Craft Boise State 9.700

5 Amber Neroes Boise State 9.625

6 Yvette Leizorek Boise State 9.600

7 Brittany Fisher Brigham Young University 9.575

8 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young University 9.500

9 Ruthie Pennington Boise State 9.425

10 Danielle Goldman Brigham Young University 9.400

10 Megan Donehue Brigham Young University 9.400

Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Taylor Jacob Boise State 9.875

2 Kacie Capra-Callens Brigham Young University 9.825

3 Katie Griffis Boise State 9.800

4 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.725

5 Alia Loan Boise State 9.700

5 Mykell Poulson Brigham Young University 9.700

5 Melissa Hough Brigham Young University 9.700

8 Aimee Walker-Pond Brigham Young University 9.675

9 Katie Tuller Boise State 9.625

10 Ashli Rainboth Boise State 9.600

11 DeAvera Todd Boise State 9.475

12 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.450

Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.825

2 Katelyn O'Donnell Boise State 9.775

2 Kaylee Gallup Brigham Young University 9.775

4 Katie Griffis Boise State 9.725

4 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.725

6 Tara Oberg Boise State 9.675

7 Kristin Aldrich Boise State 9.250

7 Kacie Capra-Callens Brigham Young University 9.250

7 Jenna Kerbis Brigham Young University 9.250

10 DeAvera Todd Boise State 8.475

11 Taylor Jacob Boise State 8.100

12 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 7.975

Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Taylor Jacob Boise State 9.850

1 Kacie Capra-Callens Brigham Young University 9.850

3 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.800

4 Yvette Leizorek Boise State 9.625

5 DeAvera Todd Boise State 9.550

5 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.550

7 Heidi Poulson Brigham Young University 9.475

8 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young University 9.150

9 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.125

10 Micaela Barr Boise State 8.975

11 Ruthie Pennington Boise State 8.900

12 Katelyn O'Donnell Boise State 8.875

All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 38.800

2 DeAvera Todd Boise State 37.325

Meet Judges Top

Vault

Judge 1 Beth Keller National

Judge 2 Johnna Sandow Level 10

Uneven Parallel Bars

Judge 1 Nola Ayres National

Judge 2 Kelly Riley Level 10

Balance Beam

Judge 1 Nola Ayres National

Judge 2 Johnna Sandow Level 10

Floor Exercise

Judge 1 Beth Keller National

Judge 2 Kelly Riley Level 10

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