Boon, Floor Highlight Cougars in Colorado

Alethea Boon picked up her first all-around title of her career to lead the Cougars in a triangular meet Friday night in Colorado. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

DENVER -- Alethea Boon picked up the first all-around victory of her career with a 39.100, and the No. 22 Cougar gymnasts tumbled to their second-highest mark of the season on floor to help BYU to a 193.800 outing at a triangular meet Friday in Colorado.

The Cougars came in third place behind No. 17 Denver, who recorded a 196.100, and Pac-10 competitor California at 193.875.

BYU welcomed the return of senior Kacie Capra-Callens to the bars lineup after she sat out last weekend to nurse an ankle injury. The Kingwood, Texas, native swung to a 9.775 to tie freshman teammate McKell Poulson for team-high honors on the event. Kylee Draper was close behind with a 9.750, while Lisa Willis tied a season-best 9.725 for the Cougars. The Pioneers' Courtney Butler took first place on the event with a 9.850.

Hayley Jensen turned in a good night on beam with a career-high 9.775 to lead BYU in its second rotation. Alethea Boon was also strong with a 9.750 to finish right behind Jensen. However, the event that has been one of the Cougars' best the last two years ended up being the one that gave them the most problems Friday night. Three different gymnasts slipped off the apparatus, as BYU counted two falls on the event. DU's Nikki Brown had the highest mark on the event with a 9.925.

A pair of career highs from two freshmen helped the Cougars to a 48.925 on floor to get back on track in the third rotation. First-year competitors Heidi Poulson and Danielle Goldman tumbled to career-best marks of 9.800 and 9.750, respectively, to start things off. Willis followed them with a solid 9.750, and Dayna Smart picked up a 9.800. Boon led the way for the Cougars on the event with a 9.825, the second-best mark of her career.

Boon led BYU on vault with a 9.850 in the last rotation. Smart was just behind with a 9.800. Jenna Kerbis turned in a solid 9.700 for the Cougars.

Boon picked up the highest total score over the four events to come in first place in the all-around. Cal.'s Jessica Kelley was second at 38.975.

The Cougars will be back home for more tri-meet competition when they play host to No. 14 Arizona and in-state rival Southern Utah next Friday in the Marriott Center.

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: University of Denver

Meet: Fan Appreciation Night March 16, 2007

Location: Magness Arena Home Meet

Contents: Event Results Team Results

Vault Team Standing

Uneven Parallel Bars University of Denver

Balance Beam Brigham Young

Floor Exercise California

Team Standing Top

Place Team Score

1 University of Denver 196.100

2 California 193.875

3 Brigham Young 193.800

University of Denver

Head Coach: Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Katie Andrews 9.775

Nikki Brown 9.800 9.925

Courtney Butler 9.875 9.875

Casey Dobyns 9.850 9.775

Gretchen Goerlitz 9.825

Kelley Hennigan 9.775 9.750

Heather Huffaker 9.900 9.300 9.350 9.950 38.500

Jessica Lopez 9.850 8.775 9.900

Ellen McCarthy 9.775 9.850 9.825

Liz Meals 9.700

Paige Schuster 9.725

Sasha Sullivan 9.575 9.825

Team Totals 49.100 49.025 48.650 49.325 196.100

Brigham Young

Head Coach: Brad Cattermole Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Kiki Berrett 9.625 9.675

Alethea Boon 9.850 9.675 9.750 9.825 39.100

Kacie Capra Callens 9.775

Megan Donehue 9.525 8.950

Kylee Draper 9.750

Kaylee Gallup 9.250

Danielle Goldman 8.950 9.750

Hayley Jensen 9.775

Jenna Kerbis 9.700 8.900

Heidi Poulson 9.800

McKell Poulson 9.775

Dayna Smart 9.800 9.300 9.800

Lisa Willis 9.725 9.600 9.750

Team Totals 48.500 48.700 47.675 48.925 193.800

California

Head Coach: Cari DuBois Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Joanna Bennett 9.750 8.450

Justine Cephus 9.625

Isabel Garcia 9.750 9.825

Bridgette Glass 9.825 9.775 9.750 9.550 38.900

Sophia Hocini 9.775

Jessica Kelley 9.750 9.750 9.650 9.825 38.975

Siobhan Luce 9.525 9.775 9.200

Allison Szutu 9.775 9.800

Tiffany Tam 9.675

Nicki Wells 9.825

Lydia Williams 9.825

Elyse Wong 9.050 9.650

Team Totals 48.875 48.950 47.325 48.725 193.875

Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Heather Huffaker University of Denver 9.900

2 Courtney Butler University of Denver 9.875

3 Casey Dobyns University of Denver 9.850

3 Alethea Boon Brigham Young 9.850

5 Bridgette Glass California 9.825

6 Dayna Smart Brigham Young 9.800

7 Kelley Hennigan University of Denver 9.775

7 Allison Szutu California 9.775

7 Sophia Hocini California 9.775

10 Jessica Kelley California 9.750

10 Isabel Garcia California 9.750

12 Liz Meals University of Denver 9.700

12 Jenna Kerbis Brigham Young 9.700

14 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young 9.625

15 Sasha Sullivan University of Denver 9.575

16 Megan Donehue Brigham Young 9.525

16 Siobhan Luce California 9.525

18 Danielle Goldman Brigham Young 8.950

Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Courtney Butler University of Denver 9.875

2 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 9.850

3 Nicki Wells California 9.825

3 Lydia Williams California 9.825

5 Nikki Brown University of Denver 9.800

6 Ellen McCarthy University of Denver 9.775

6 McKell Poulson Brigham Young 9.775

6 Kacie Capra Callens Brigham Young 9.775

6 Siobhan Luce California 9.775

6 Bridgette Glass California 9.775

11 Kylee Draper Brigham Young 9.750

11 Joanna Bennett California 9.750

11 Jessica Kelley California 9.750

14 Paige Schuster University of Denver 9.725

14 Lisa Willis Brigham Young 9.725

16 Alethea Boon Brigham Young 9.675

17 Heather Huffaker University of Denver 9.300

18 Megan Donehue Brigham Young 8.950

Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Nikki Brown University of Denver 9.925

2 Ellen McCarthy University of Denver 9.850

3 Casey Dobyns University of Denver 9.775

3 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young 9.775

5 Kelley Hennigan University of Denver 9.750

5 Alethea Boon Brigham Young 9.750

5 Bridgette Glass California 9.750

8 Tiffany Tam California 9.675

9 Jessica Kelley California 9.650

10 Lisa Willis Brigham Young 9.600

11 Heather Huffaker University of Denver 9.350

12 Dayna Smart Brigham Young 9.300

13 Kaylee Gallup Brigham Young 9.250

14 Siobhan Luce California 9.200

15 Elyse Wong California 9.050

16 Jenna Kerbis Brigham Young 8.900

17 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 8.775

18 Joanna Bennett California 8.450

Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Heather Huffaker University of Denver 9.950

2 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 9.900

3 Ellen McCarthy University of Denver 9.825

3 Gretchen Goerlitz University of Denver 9.825

3 Sasha Sullivan University of Denver 9.825

3 Alethea Boon Brigham Young 9.825

3 Isabel Garcia California 9.825

3 Jessica Kelley California 9.825

9 Heidi Poulson Brigham Young 9.800

9 Dayna Smart Brigham Young 9.800

9 Allison Szutu California 9.800

12 Katie Andrews University of Denver 9.775

13 Danielle Goldman Brigham Young 9.750

13 Lisa Willis Brigham Young 9.750

15 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young 9.675

16 Elyse Wong California 9.650

17 Justine Cephus California 9.625

18 Bridgette Glass California 9.550

All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Alethea Boon Brigham Young 39.100

2 Jessica Kelley California 38.975

3 Bridgette Glass California 38.900

4 Heather Huffaker University of Denver 38.500

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