Boon Leads Cougars to Home Victory

Alethea Boon recieved all-around honors during the duel meet (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- In Wednesday's Breast Cancer Awareness dual meet against Southeastern Missouri State, the BYU women's gymnastic team claimed a 194.850, to overtake the Redhawks's 194.225 posting.

"We competed hard tonight, and the girls left it all out there," said BYU head coach Brad Cattermole.

The Cougars were led by senior all-around competitors Dayna Smart-Allen and Alethea Boon. The meet marks the first time Smart-Allen competed all-around, after coming off an injury early in the season.

Boon bolstered a season-high 39.300. She has participated as an all-around competitor three times this season. She received the all-around title for the duel meet and took the individual title in the vault.

BYU started strong on the vault with a 48.950, a team-event season high. Boon posted a 9.900, the highest mark a Cougar has received all year. Megan Donehue received a career high 9.800 score, and Dayna Smart-Allen tied her season-high with a 9.857 to add to BYU's overall score.

During their second rotation the Cougars struggled on the bars. Despite two falls they posted a 48.300. Donehue led BYU with a career-high 9.850, while Boone received a season-high 9.775.

Boone and Smart-Allen received a 9.800 on the beam to lead the Cougars to a 48.725 on the apparatus. Freshman Madeline Johnson scored a career-high 9.750 to add to BYU's overall score.

On the floor exercise the Cougars posted a 38.875. Both Boon and Jensen received a 9.825, a season-high for Boon.

"I thought we did a good job except for our few falls," Cattermole said. "We had several opportunities to break into the 195.000 set, but overall we are moving in the right direction."

The Cougars will continue home competition Friday, March 7, when they go head-to-head with in-state foe Southern Utah University. The meet will start at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center.

Team Standing

# Team Name Vault Bars Beam Floor Final

1 BYU Cougars 48.950 48.300 48.725 48.875 194.850

2 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 48.475 48.275 48.575 48.900 194.225

BYU Cougars Home

Head Coach: Brad CATTERMOLE Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

BERRETT, Kiki 9.650 8.250 9.700

BOON, Alethea 9.900 9.775 9.800 9.825 39.300

DONEHUE, Megan 9.800 9.850

GALLUP, Kaylee 9.750

GOLDMAN, Danielle 9.625 9.725

HOUGH, Melissa 9.775

JENSEN, Hayley 9.725 9.625 9.825

JOHNSON, Madeleine 9.175 9.750

RASMUSSEN, Heidi POULSON- 8.975

POULSON, Mckell 9.725

SMART-ALLEN, Dayna 9.875 8.875 9.800 9.800 38.350

Team Totals 48.950 48.300 48.725 48.875 194.850

Southeast Missouri State Redhawks

Head Coach: Tom FARDEN Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

GARLOTTE, Amber 9.700 9.650

SCHOENBAUM, Amanda 9.550

DINAN, Lauren 9.675

KRENGIEL, Kelley 9.350

NGUYEN, Jena 9.775 9.800

HEATH, Jacqueline 9.625

EZELL, Alison 9.725

TURNER, Rikara 9.700 9.575 9.800 9.775 38.850

WONG, Brianna 9.725 9.650

DINAN, Jennifer 9.625

GADDIE, Brianna 9.850 9.775

SCHWARTZ, Starlyn 9.675 9.600

BLAKE, Sandra 9.000 9.675 9.725 9.825 38.225

Team Totals 48.475 48.275 48.575 48.900 194.225

Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.900

2 SMART-ALLEN, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.875

3 GADDIE, Brianna Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.850

4 DONEHUE, Megan BYU Cougars 9.800

5 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.725

6 GARLOTTE, Amber Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.700

6 TURNER, Rikara Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.700

8 SCHWARTZ, Starlyn Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.675

9 BERRETT, Kiki BYU Cougars 9.650

10 GOLDMAN, Danielle BYU Cougars 9.625

11 SCHOENBAUM, Amanda Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.550

12 BLAKE, Sandra Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.000

Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 DONEHUE, Megan BYU Cougars 9.850

2 HOUGH, Melissa BYU Cougars 9.775

2 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.775

4 POULSON, Mckell BYU Cougars 9.725

4 WONG, Brianna Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.725

6 DINAN, Lauren Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.675

6 BLAKE, Sandra Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.675

8 HEATH, Jacqueline Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.625

9 TURNER, Rikara Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.575

10 KRENGIEL, Kelley Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.350

11 JOHNSON, Madeleine BYU Cougars 9.175

12 SMART-ALLEN, Dayna BYU Cougars 8.875

Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.800

1 SMART-ALLEN, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.800

1 TURNER, Rikara Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.800

4 NGUYEN, Jena Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.775

5 JOHNSON, Madeleine BYU Cougars 9.750

5 GALLUP, Kaylee BYU Cougars 9.750

7 BLAKE, Sandra Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.725

8 WONG, Brianna Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.650

9 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.625

9 DINAN, Jennifer Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.625

11 SCHWARTZ, Starlyn Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.600

12 BERRETT, Kiki BYU Cougars 8.250

Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.825

1 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.825

1 BLAKE, Sandra Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.825

4 SMART-ALLEN, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.800

4 NGUYEN, Jena Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.800

6 GADDIE, Brianna Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.775

6 TURNER, Rikara Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.775

8 GOLDMAN, Danielle BYU Cougars 9.725

8 EZELL, Alison Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.725

10 BERRETT, Kiki BYU Cougars 9.700

11 GARLOTTE, Amber Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 9.650

12 RASMUSSEN, Heidi POULSON- BYU Cougars 8.975

All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 39.300

2 TURNER, Rikara Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 38.850

3 SMART-ALLEN, Dayna BYU Cougars 38.350

4 BLAKE, Sandra Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 38.225

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