Cougars score 196.100, Cattermole Coach of the Year

(Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

PROVO, Utah – BYU gymnastics posted its third-best score of the season with a 196.100 to finish fourth at the inaugural Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship meet at the Marriott Center on Saturday.

Denver claimed the MRGC title with a season-high 196.925. Boise State (196.900) took second followed by Southern Utah (196.125), BYU (196.100) and Utah State (196.075).

“I was very pleased with our team, I thought we did very well,” BYU head coach Brad Cattermole said. “The meet was awfully close. It isn’t very often when you get in any meet where all the teams compete well. Nobody did poorly; everybody did well.”

At the end of the meet, the MRGC awards were announced, with Cattermole being named the 2014 MRGC Coach of the Year. Four Cougars earned all-conference honors, including Raquel Willman Hatch (all-around, second team),  Makenzie Johnson (floor, first team; all-around, second team), KayCee Gassaway (bars, first team; vault, second team) and Eliane Kulczyk (floor, second team).

Boise State’s Kelsey Morris notched the best all-around score of the championship with a 39.500. BYU’s Hatch took fourth with a 39.300 all-around score, followed closely by sophomore Johnson with a 39.275.

BYU started on the bars, where it notched a score of 49.100. Gassaway tied her career high on bars with a 9.875. She earned the third-best score of the entire meet.

The Cougars competed on the beam next, where Hatch led with a team-high 9.800. Three gymnasts scored a 9.775, including Megan Bain Tidwell, Ashley Follet and Summer Raymond.

Johnson scored a 9.900 on the floor routine for the second consecutive week to lead BYU and recorded the third-best score of the meet. Kulczyk notched a 9.875, followed by Hatch’s 9.825. BYU’s best event score came on the floor with a 49.150.

On vault, Gassaway scored a 9.900, a new career high for the junior. Kulczyk’s 9.875 and Hatch’s 9.825 contributed to a team score of 49.025.

"KayCee did awesome (on vault),” Cattermole said. “We put her up first because she doesn’t make mistakes.”

The NCAA will announce regional qualifiers and locations on Monday.

 

Click to view 2014 MRGC Results

 

Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship Awards and All-Conference Teams

Coach of the Year

Brad Cattermole, BYU

 

Gymnast of the Year

Ciera Perkins, BSU

 

Co-Freshmen of the Year

Diana Mejia, BSU

Memory Shettles, SUU

 

All-Conference Honors

 

Vault - First Team

Moriah Martin, Denver

Rachel Fielitz, Denver

Ciera Perkins, Boise State

 

Vault - Second Team

KayCee Gassaway, BYU

Kaitlin Moorhead, Denver

Paige Jones, Utah State

 

Bars - First Team

Kelsey Morris, Boise State

Ciera Perkins, Boise State

KayCee Gassaway, BYU

Paige Jones, Utah State

Krystine Jacobsen, Boise State

Diana Mejia, Boise State

 

Beam - First Team

Jorie Hall, Denver

Nina McGee, Denver

Tyly Bozzuto, Southern Utah

 

Beam - Second Team

Natalie Trejo, Southern Utah

Michelle Yasukochi, Utah State

Kelsey Morris, Boise State

 

Floor - First Team

Nina McGee, Denver

Ciera Perkins, Boise State

Makenzie Johnson, BYU

Paige Jones, Utah State

Kelsey Morris, Boise State

 

Floor - Second Team

Eliane Kulczyk, BYU

Ellese Sakai-Hart, Denver

Jorie Hall, Denver

Kaitlin Moorhead, Denver

Sarah Landes, Utah State

Bailey McIntire, Utah State

Amanda Otuafi, Boise State

 

All-Around - First Team

Kelsey Morris, Boise State

Nina McGee, Denver

Moriah Martin, Denver

 

All-Around - Second Team

Raquel Willman Hatch, BYU

Makenzie Johnson, BYU

Sarah Landes, Utah State

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