BYU Strong on Beam but No. 2 Utah Prevails

Kylee Draper tied her career high on bars with a 9.875 to place fourth on the event. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE -- BYU finished with one of the school's best-ever beam scores Friday at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, but the outcome of the meet was not in question as No. 2 Utah sizzled to a season-high performance.

The second-ranked Utes had their best night of the year, scoring 197.500, while No. 23 BYU got off to a rocky start before finishing strong for a 193.350 score.

"We're a better team than what we performed tonight," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said. "We finished with a little energy on beam and did very well there."

Equaling the ninth-best beam total all-time at BYU, the Cougars recorded a season-high 49.150 to conclude the meet on a high note. After Kacie Capra scored 9.775 to get the Cougars off to a strong start, Lisa Willis mounted the beam and matched her season-high score of 9.825. Once Alethea Boon delivered the same 9.825, Kandis Kelly (9.850) and Dayna Smart (9.875) anchored the lineup with solid routines to round out the scoring.

Other highlights for BYU during the meet included Kylee Draper tying her career high on bars at 9.875 and Boon equaling her season-best 9.800 on vault. Smart continued to be solid on vault, leading the Cougars with a 9.850 to tie for fourth on the event. Smart has led BYU on vault in all but one meet this season.

Having to count falls on bars and vault, BYU got off to a slow start with a 47.975 score on bars and season-low 47.550 total on vault. Led by Willis' 9.775, the Cougars bounced back to score 48.675 on floor exercise before their excellent efforts on beam.

Utah was dominating throughout, however, as the Utes posted six of the top seven vault scores, had five of the top seven performances on bars and beam and swept the six top scores on floor. Utah's Ashley Postell won the all-around at 39.625, followed by fellow Utes Nicolle Ford (39.550) and Nina Kim (39.500). Capra was the lone Cougar to compete in all four events, scoring a 37.950.

With the regular season concluded, BYU now hopes to advance to postseason competition. The NCAA Regional fields will be announced on Monday.

Place  Team                      Score 

1 University of Utah 197.500

2 Brigham Young University 193.350

School Vault Bars Beam Floor Total

Utah 49.325 49.325 49.500 49.350 197.500

BYU 47.550 47.975 49.150 48.675 193.350

Vault Results

1 Ashley Postell--University of Utah 9.900

2 Nicolle Ford--University of Utah 9.875

2 Kristina Baskett--University of Utah 9.875

4 Nina Kim--University of Utah 9.850

4 Dayna Smart--Brigham Young University 9.850

6 Jessica Duke--University of Utah 9.825

6 Gritt Hofmann--University of Utah 9.825

8 Alethea Boon--Brigham Young University 9.800

9 Hayley Jensen--Brigham Young University 9.500

10 Sierra Jacobs--Brigham Young University 9.450

11 Kacie Capra--Brigham Young University 8.950

11 Brittany Fischer--Brigham Young University 8.950

Uneven Parallel Bars Results

1 Kristina Baskett--University of Utah 9.900

1 Ashley Postell--University of Utah 9.900

1 Nicolle Ford--University of Utah 9.900

4 Kylee Draper--Brigham Young University 9.875

5 Nina Kim--University of Utah 9.825

6 Jessica Duke--University of Utah 9.800

6 Jennifer Matthews--Brigham Young University 9.800

8 Lisa Willis--Brigham Young University 9.750

9 Dominique D'Oliveira--University of Utah 9.675

10 Kacie Capra--Brigham Young University 9.500

11 Cassie Myers--Brigham Young University 9.050

12 Hayley Jensen--Brigham Young University 8.900

Balance Beam Results

1 Ashley Postell--University of Utah 9.925

2 Nina Kim--University of Utah 9.900

2 Gritt Hofmann--University of Utah 9.900

2 Nicolle Ford--University of Utah 9.900

5 Gabriella Onodi--University of Utah 9.875

5 Dayna Smart--Brigham Young University 9.875

7 Kandis Kelly--Brigham Young University 9.850

8 Kristen Riffanacht--University of Utah 9.825

8 Lisa Willis--Brigham Young University 9.825

8 Alethea Boon--Brigham Young University 9.825

11 Kacie Capra--Brigham Young University 9.775

12 Kylee Draper--Brigham Young University 9.275

Floor Exercise Results

1 Nina Kim--University of Utah 9.925

2 Ashley Postell--University of Utah 9.900

3 Nicolle Ford--University of Utah 9.875

4 Kristen Riffanacht--University of Utah 9.825

4 Kristina Baskett--University of Utah 9.825

4 Gritt Hofmann--University of Utah 9.825

7 Lisa Willis--Brigham Young University 9.775

8 Sierra Jacobs--Brigham Young University 9.750

8 Dayna Smart--Brigham Young University 9.750

10 Kacie Capra--Brigham Young University 9.725

11 Alethea Boon--Brigham Young University 9.675

12 Kylee Draper--Brigham Young University 9.600

All Around Results

1 Ashley Postell--University of Utah 39.625

2 Nicolle Ford--University of Utah 39.550

3 Nina Kim--University of Utah 39.500

4 Kacie Capra--Brigham Young University 37.950

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