Cougar Gymnasts Strong on Vault as Season Ends at Regionals

Sierra Jacobs tied her career high on Vault to lead the Cougars to their highest score of the season on the event. BYU faced tough competition and judging though as its season came to an end at the North Central Regional in Ames, Iowa Saturday Night. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

AMES -- The BYU gymnastics team concluded its season with its best vault score of the year, but found itself on the short end against tough competition and judging to bring its season to a close at the North Central Regional Saturday night at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

The North Central Region was likely the toughest Region in the country with all six competing teams ranked in the Top 25. Being a postseason meet as well, the Cougars and the rest of the squads faced tough judging throughout the competition. Arizona State took home first-place honors (196.725) with Iowa State (195.675) second, followed by Arizona (195.400), Denver (195.250), Minnesota (194.675) and BYU (192.125).

"It was a tough way to end the season," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said. "We're a much better team than what we showed."

BYU started off with a bye in its first rotation before taking to the bars, which was a thorn in the Cougars' side as they had to count two falls on the event. Kylee Draper led the way at 9.675.

Beam was next where they were able to bounce back a little bit with a better showing despite counting a rare fall from Dayna Smart. Kandis Kelly led the way at 9.775 with Kacie Capra adding a 9.725 and Lisa Willis 9.700 for BYU.

The Cougars then had a bye before hitting the floor. Capra led the way with a team-best 9.800. Willis also had a strong performance at 9.725 while Draper added a 9.675.

BYU then broke through on vault to end the night. The Cougars tied their season-high 49.000 on the event as every gymnast turned in a strong performance and two recorded career and season highs. Capra recorded her third-highest score of the season at 9.625 to start things off before Sierra Jacobs landed a career-high 9.850. Brittany Fischer then vaulted to the second-best score of her career at 9.725. Hayley Jensen then pitched in a 9.750 before Alethea Boon notched a season-high 9.825. Dayna Smart rounded things off with her second-highest score of the season at 9.850. Jacobs and Smart tied for fourth place on the event.

"The girls did very well on vault," Cattermole said. "I was pleased to see them go out and end things on a strong note."

Arizona State's Ashley Kelly took home first-place honors in a deep and talented group of all-arounders at 39.525. ISU's Erin Delthoff was second at 39.400. Capra was BYU's lone all-around competitor at 38.000.

For the Cougars, it marked the final meet of her career for senior Jennifer Harvey-Matthews. Matthews, a walk-on three years ago, exhibitioned on bars for three years before making the bars line-up in BYU's fourth meet this season. Her strong performances from then on helped the Cougars to their seventh-consecutive Regionals appearance this year.

BYU returns every Regionals competitor except Matthews next season while hoping to get Aimee Walker Pond and Haleigh Schofield healthy. Cattermole will count on that experience to make a strong push for an appearance at Nationals next season.

"This season was a good experience builder for our young team," Cattermole said. "It gave them experience and showed them what they need to do to be successful next year. We'll reload and go at it strong next season."

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: Iowa State

Meet: NCAA North Central Regionals April 8, 2006

Location: Ames, IA Home Meet

Contents: Event Results Team Results

Vault Team Standing

Uneven Parallel Bars Iowa State

Balance Beam Arizona State University

Floor Exercise Brigham Young University

All Around University of Arizona

University of Denver

University of Minnesota

Judge List

Team Standing Top

Place Team Score

1 Arizona State University 196.675

2 Iowa State 195.725

3 University of Arizona 195.400

4 University of Denver 195.250

5 University of Minnesota 194.675

6 Brigham Young University 192.125

Iowa State

Head Coach: K.J. Kindler Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Ashley Alden 9.225 9.800

Janet Anson 9.900 9.000 9.825 9.925 38.650

Erin Dethloff 9.800 9.900 9.825 9.875 39.400

Ashley Kent 9.875

Jade Kvach 9.750 9.750 9.800 9.775 39.075

Katie Lasher 9.800 9.875

Kacey Oiness 9.600 9.875

Jessica Oney 9.775

Laura-Kay Powell 9.800 9.625 9.125 9.875 38.425

Team Totals 49.075 48.750 48.550 49.350 195.725

Arizona State University

Head Coach: John Spini Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

April Boone 9.825 9.700 9.875 9.900 39.300

Nicole Harris 9.800 9.900 9.350 9.850 38.900

Ashlee Hinkle 9.775 9.800 9.825

Tiana Jean 9.825

Cassandra Jusino 9.300 9.775 9.800 9.775 38.650

Ashley Kelly 9.875 9.900 9.900 9.850 39.525

Lauren Powell 9.850 9.775 9.800

Ashley Toner 9.700

Team Totals 49.125 49.175 49.175 49.200 196.675

Brigham Young University

Head Coach: Brad Cattermole Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Alethea Boon 9.825 9.200 9.600

Kacie Capra 9.625 8.850 9.725 9.800 38.000

Kylee Draper 9.675 9.675 9.675

Brittany Fischer 9.725

Sierra Jacobs 9.850 9.625

Hayley Jensen 9.750 9.500

Kandis Kelly 9.775

Jennifer Harvey Matthews 9.025

Cassie Myers 8.150

Dayna Smart 9.850 9.200 9.175

Lisa Willis 9.575 9.700 9.725

Team Totals 49.000 46.625 48.075 48.425 192.125

University of Arizona

Head Coach: Bill Ryden Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Suzanne Alvey 8.975

Briana Bergeson 9.675 9.725 9.775

Alexis Greene 9.800

Danielle Hicks 9.750 9.550 9.850 9.800 38.950

Jamie Holton 9.850 9.150 9.800

Erin Muirhead 9.725 9.750

Rachelle Silberg 9.750

Aubrey Taylor 9.425 9.900 9.825 9.775 38.925

Bree Workman 9.550

Karin Wurm 9.800 9.850 9.800 9.850 39.300

Team Totals 48.700 48.775 48.925 49.000 195.400

University of Denver

Head Coach: Melissa Kutcher-Kinehart Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Katie Andrews 9.750 9.650

Nikki Brown 9.700 9.825

Courtney Butler 9.825 9.125

Lauren Garan 9.800

Gretchen Goerlitz 9.625

Heather Huffaker 9.825 9.650 9.800 9.725 39.000

Jessica Lopez 9.800 9.850 9.575

Liz Meals 9.850

Paige Schuster 9.775

Sasha Sullivan 9.825

Cassidy Willingham 9.750 9.750

Casey Dobyns 9.900 9.550 9.775 9.750 38.975

Team Totals 49.175 48.450 49.050 48.575 195.250

University of Minnesota

Head Coach: Jim and Meg Stephenson Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Jade Beattie 9.725

Carmelina Carabajal 9.850 9.625 9.850

Andy Cornelius 9.600

Stephanie Funk 9.800 9.750

Laura Johnson 9.825 9.800 9.775 9.850 39.250

Amanda Miles 9.675

Ashley Mutchler 9.825 8.550 9.700 9.775 37.850

Maria Opsahl 9.750 9.775

Rehana Russell 8.925

Ashley Stanton 9.800 9.775

Angela Walker 9.725 9.800

Kim Womack 9.625

Team Totals 48.975 47.850 48.825 49.025 194.675

Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Janet Anson Iowa State 9.900

1 Casey Dobyns University of Denver 9.900

3 Ashley Kelly Arizona State University 9.875

4 Sierra Jacobs Brigham Young University 9.850

4 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.850

4 Carmelina Carabajal University of Minnesota 9.850

4 Liz Meals University of Denver 9.850

4 Jamie Holton University of Arizona 9.850

4 Lauren Powell Arizona State University 9.850

10 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.825

10 Ashley Mutchler University of Minnesota 9.825

10 Laura Johnson University of Minnesota 9.825

10 Courtney Butler University of Denver 9.825

10 Heather Huffaker University of Denver 9.825

10 April Boone Arizona State University 9.825

16 Katie Lasher Iowa State 9.800

16 Erin Dethloff Iowa State 9.800

16 Laura-Kay Powell Iowa State 9.800

16 Karin Wurm University of Arizona 9.800

16 Nicole Harris Arizona State University 9.800

16 Kortny Williamson University of Iowa 9.800

22 Jessica Oney Iowa State 9.775

22 Paige Schuster University of Denver 9.775

22 Ashlee Hinkle Arizona State University 9.775

22 Jessica Parenti Utah State University 9.775

22 Meagan Lewis Utah State University 9.775

22 Sheena Shaw Southern Utah University 9.775

28 Jade Kvach Iowa State 9.750

28 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.750

28 Maria Opsahl University of Minnesota 9.750

28 Cassidy Willingham University of Denver 9.750

28 Rachelle Silberg University of Arizona 9.750

28 Danielle Hicks University of Arizona 9.750

34 Brittany Fischer Brigham Young University 9.725

34 Jade Beattie University of Minnesota 9.725

34 Leah Sakhitab Southern Utah University 9.725

37 Kacie Capra Brigham Young University 9.625

37 Kim Womack University of Minnesota 9.625

39 Bree Workman University of Arizona 9.550

40 Aubrey Taylor University of Arizona 9.425

41 Cassandra Jusino Arizona State University 9.300

42 Liz Grajewski University of Iowa 9.200

Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Erin Dethloff Iowa State 9.900

1 Aubrey Taylor University of Arizona 9.900

1 Nicole Harris Arizona State University 9.900

1 Ashley Kelly Arizona State University 9.900

5 Katie Lasher Iowa State 9.875

6 Karin Wurm University of Arizona 9.850

7 Tiana Jean Arizona State University 9.825

8 Stephanie Funk University of Minnesota 9.800

8 Laura Johnson University of Minnesota 9.800

8 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 9.800

8 Alexis Greene University of Arizona 9.800

8 Leah Sakhitab Southern Utah University 9.800

13 Cassandra Jusino Arizona State University 9.775

13 Lauren Powell Arizona State University 9.775

15 Jade Kvach Iowa State 9.750

15 Katie Andrews University of Denver 9.750

17 Angela Walker University of Minnesota 9.725

17 Sheena Shaw Southern Utah University 9.725

19 Nikki Brown University of Denver 9.700

19 April Boone Arizona State University 9.700

19 Liz Grajewski University of Iowa 9.700

22 Kylee Draper Brigham Young University 9.675

22 Briana Bergeson University of Arizona 9.675

24 Heather Huffaker University of Denver 9.650

25 Laura-Kay Powell Iowa State 9.625

25 Ashley Sharpe Southern Utah University 9.625

27 Kacey Oiness Iowa State 9.600

27 Andy Cornelius University of Minnesota 9.600

27 Jessica Parenti Utah State University 9.600

27 Meagan Lewis Utah State University 9.600

31 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.575

32 Casey Dobyns University of Denver 9.550

32 Danielle Hicks University of Arizona 9.550

34 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.500

35 Courtney Butler University of Denver 9.125

36 Jennifer Harvey Matthews Brigham Young University 9.025

37 Janet Anson Iowa State 9.000

38 Suzanne Alvey University of Arizona 8.975

39 Rehana Russell University of Minnesota 8.925

40 Kacie Capra Brigham Young University 8.850

41 Ashley Mutchler University of Minnesota 8.550

42 Cassie Myers Brigham Young University 8.150

Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Ashley Kelly Arizona State University 9.900

2 Ashley Kent Iowa State 9.875

2 April Boone Arizona State University 9.875

4 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 9.850

4 Danielle Hicks University of Arizona 9.850

6 Janet Anson Iowa State 9.825

6 Erin Dethloff Iowa State 9.825

6 Nikki Brown University of Denver 9.825

6 Aubrey Taylor University of Arizona 9.825

6 Leah Sakhitab Southern Utah University 9.825

11 Jade Kvach Iowa State 9.800

11 Angela Walker University of Minnesota 9.800

11 Ashley Stanton University of Minnesota 9.800

11 Lauren Garan University of Denver 9.800

11 Heather Huffaker University of Denver 9.800

11 Karin Wurm University of Arizona 9.800

11 Lauren Powell Arizona State University 9.800

11 Cassandra Jusino Arizona State University 9.800

11 Ashlee Hinkle Arizona State University 9.800

11 Sheena Shaw Southern Utah University 9.800

21 Kandis Kelly Brigham Young University 9.775

21 Laura Johnson University of Minnesota 9.775

21 Casey Dobyns University of Denver 9.775

21 Danielle Legeai University of Iowa 9.775

25 Stephanie Funk University of Minnesota 9.750

25 Cassidy Willingham University of Denver 9.750

25 Liz Grajewski University of Iowa 9.750

28 Kacie Capra Brigham Young University 9.725

28 Erin Muirhead University of Arizona 9.725

28 Briana Bergeson University of Arizona 9.725

31 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.700

31 Ashley Mutchler University of Minnesota 9.700

31 Meagan Lewis Utah State University 9.700

34 Kylee Draper Brigham Young University 9.675

35 Jessica Parenti Utah State University 9.650

36 Carmelina Carabajal University of Minnesota 9.625

37 Nicole Harris Arizona State University 9.350

38 Ashley Alden Iowa State 9.225

39 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.200

39 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.200

41 Jamie Holton University of Arizona 9.150

42 Laura-Kay Powell Iowa State 9.125

Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Janet Anson Iowa State 9.925

2 April Boone Arizona State University 9.900

3 Kacey Oiness Iowa State 9.875

3 Erin Dethloff Iowa State 9.875

3 Laura-Kay Powell Iowa State 9.875

6 Carmelina Carabajal University of Minnesota 9.850

6 Laura Johnson University of Minnesota 9.850

6 Karin Wurm University of Arizona 9.850

6 Ashley Kelly Arizona State University 9.850

6 Nicole Harris Arizona State University 9.850

11 Sasha Sullivan University of Denver 9.825

11 Ashlee Hinkle Arizona State University 9.825

13 Ashley Alden Iowa State 9.800

13 Kacie Capra Brigham Young University 9.800

13 Jamie Holton University of Arizona 9.800

13 Danielle Hicks University of Arizona 9.800

17 Jade Kvach Iowa State 9.775

17 Ashley Mutchler University of Minnesota 9.775

17 Ashley Stanton University of Minnesota 9.775

17 Maria Opsahl University of Minnesota 9.775

17 Briana Bergeson University of Arizona 9.775

17 Aubrey Taylor University of Arizona 9.775

17 Cassandra Jusino Arizona State University 9.775

24 Casey Dobyns University of Denver 9.750

24 Erin Muirhead University of Arizona 9.750

24 Jessica Parenti Utah State University 9.750

24 Sheena Shaw Southern Utah University 9.750

28 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.725

28 Heather Huffaker University of Denver 9.725

30 Ashley Toner Arizona State University 9.700

31 Kylee Draper Brigham Young University 9.675

31 Amanda Miles University of Minnesota 9.675

31 Kortny Williamson University of Iowa 9.675

34 Katie Andrews University of Denver 9.650

34 Meagan Lewis Utah State University 9.650

34 Liz Grajewski University of Iowa 9.650

37 Sierra Jacobs Brigham Young University 9.625

37 Gretchen Goerlitz University of Denver 9.625

37 Leah Sakhitab Southern Utah University 9.625

40 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.600

41 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 9.575

42 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.175

All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Ashley Kelly Arizona State University 39.525

2 Erin Dethloff Iowa State 39.400

3 Karin Wurm University of Arizona 39.300

3 April Boone Arizona State University 39.300

5 Laura Johnson University of Minnesota 39.250

6 Jade Kvach Iowa State 39.075

7 Sheena Shaw Southern Utah University 39.050

8 Heather Huffaker University of Denver 39.000

9 Casey Dobyns University of Denver 38.975

9 Leah Sakhitab Southern Utah University 38.975

11 Danielle Hicks University of Arizona 38.950

12 Aubrey Taylor University of Arizona 38.925

13 Nicole Harris Arizona State University 38.900

14 Jessica Parenti Utah State University 38.775

15 Meagan Lewis Utah State University 38.725

16 Janet Anson Iowa State 38.650

16 Cassandra Jusino Arizona State University 38.650

18 Laura-Kay Powell Iowa State 38.425

19 Liz Grajewski University of Iowa 38.300

20 Kacie Capra Brigham Young University 38.000

21 Ashley Mutchler University of Minnesota 37.850

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