Floor Highlights Senior Night for BYU

Kacie Capra-Callens finished her home BYU career with a 9.825 on the floor Friday night. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU gymnastics team bid farewell to two seniors Friday night as Lisa Willis and Kacie Capra-Callens competed in the final home meet of their careers, helping No. 24 BYU record a team score of 194.600 against No. 6 Utah, who posted a score of 196.725.

"The senior meet is always exciting," said BYU head coach Brad Cattermole. "This is almost the pinnacle for our seniors. But it's also about the score and about hitting. We can do better than we did tonight."

BYU started the meet with a strong performance on the vault, recording a 48.900. Freshman Kiki Berrett and sophomore Hayley Jensen each tied career highs with scores of 9.725 and 9.8, respectively, while freshman Jenna Kerbis posted a personal-best 9.8. Junior Dayna Smart, ranked No. 29 nationally, notched the high score of the night for the Cougars on the event with a 9.875. The Utes, ranked third in the nation on the uneven bars, were forced to count a fall in the event and completed the first rotation with a score of 48.725.

Utah took over the lead on the next apparatus as the Utes recorded a 49.275 on vault while the Cougars turned in a 48.775 on bars, giving Utah a 98.000-97.675 advantage through two events. Competing for just the fourth time this season on bars, Alethea Boon paced BYU with a 9.8 while Aimee Walker-Pond tallied the second-highest score of her career with a 9.775.

The Cougars looked to rebound on the next rotation as they moved to the balance beam where the team is ranked 20th in the nation. However, the beam proved slippery for BYU, who was forced to count a fall resulting in a score of 47.725. Despite the struggles, Jensen and Smart had solid outings as Jensen set a career high with a score of 9.8, and Smart showed why she is ranked 20th in the nation on the beam with a 9.85. Utah also saw a competitor go down in the third rotation on the floor exercise, but the rest of the Utes turned in strong performances, including a 9.975 from Ashley Postell, to propel the team to a score of 49.300 on the event.

A strong finish on the floor exercise was just what the doctor ordered for the Cougars as they got solid outings from Heidi Poulson, Berrett, Kylee Draper, Smart and Capra-Callens in the final rotation and posted a 49.200. Poulson tied her career high with a 9.85 while Smart once again led BYU with a 9.875. The junior co-captain paced the Cougars in all three events in which she competed and was honored as the Cougar of the Meet.

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

"We're down to the end," said Cattermole. "The finish line is in sight. We'll go and give it our best shot. I think we'll do well at Regionals."

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: BYU Cougars

Meet: Utah Utes @ BYU Cougars 20070330 March 30, 2007

Location: MARRIOTT CTR BYU Provo UT 84602 Home Meet

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Team Standing Top

Place Team Score

1 UTAH Utes

196.725

2 BYU Cougars

194.600

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BYU Cougars Home

Head Coach: Brad CATTERMOLE Top

Gymnast Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

AllArr

BERRETT, Kiki 9.725 9.825

BOON, Alethea 9.700 9.800 9.300

CAPRA-CALLENS, Kacie 9.750 9.650 9.825

DRAPER, Kylee 9.475 9.825

FISCHER, Brittany 9.000

GALLUP, Kaylee 9.050

JENSEN, Hayley 9.800 9.800

KERBIS, Jenna 9.800

POULSON, Heidi 9.850

POULSON, Mckell 9.750

SMART, Dayna 9.875 9.850 9.875

WALKER-POND, Aimee 9.775

WILLIS, Lisa 9.700 9.125 9.100

Team Totals 48.900 48.775 47.725 49.200 194.600

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UTAH Utes

Head Coach: Greg MARSDEN Top

Gymnast Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

AllArr

BASKETT, Kristina 9.850 9.375 9.850 9.900 38.975

DILUZIO, Annie 9.900 9.850

DUKE, Jessica 9.775

FORD, Nicolle 9.825 9.900 9.925 9.850 39.500

KIM, Nina 9.800 9.850 9.850

POSTELL, Ashley 9.900 9.375 9.975 9.925 39.175

RIZZO, Beth 9.775

SHIRE, Sarah 9.775 9.825

NEFF, Stephanie 9.225

BIJAK, Daria 9.825 9.825

Team Totals 49.275 48.725 49.425 49.300 196.725

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Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 DILUZIO, Annie UTAH Utes 9.900

1 POSTELL, Ashley UTAH Utes 9.900

3 SMART, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.875

4 BASKETT, Kristina UTAH Utes 9.850

5 FORD, Nicolle UTAH Utes 9.825

6 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.800

6 KERBIS, Jenna BYU Cougars 9.800

6 KIM, Nina UTAH Utes 9.800

9 SHIRE, Sarah UTAH Utes 9.775

10 BERRETT, Kiki BYU Cougars 9.725

11 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.700

12 FISCHER, Brittany BYU Cougars 9.000

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Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 FORD, Nicolle UTAH Utes 9.900

2 KIM, Nina UTAH Utes 9.850

3 BIJAK, Daria UTAH Utes 9.825

4 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.800

5 WALKER-POND, Aimee BYU Cougars 9.775

5 DUKE, Jessica UTAH Utes 9.775

7 POULSON, Mckell BYU Cougars 9.750

7 CAPRA-CALLENS, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.750

9 WILLIS, Lisa BYU Cougars 9.700

10 DRAPER, Kylee BYU Cougars 9.475

11 POSTELL, Ashley UTAH Utes 9.375

11 BASKETT, Kristina UTAH Utes 9.375

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Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 POSTELL, Ashley UTAH Utes 9.975

2 FORD, Nicolle UTAH Utes 9.925

3 SMART, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.850

3 BASKETT, Kristina UTAH Utes 9.850

3 KIM, Nina UTAH Utes 9.850

6 BIJAK, Daria UTAH Utes 9.825

6 SHIRE, Sarah UTAH Utes 9.825

8 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.800

9 CAPRA-CALLENS, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.650

10 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.300

11 WILLIS, Lisa BYU Cougars 9.125

12 GALLUP, Kaylee BYU Cougars 9.050

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Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 POSTELL, Ashley UTAH Utes 9.925

2 BASKETT, Kristina UTAH Utes 9.900

3 SMART, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.875

4 POULSON, Heidi BYU Cougars 9.850

4 DILUZIO, Annie UTAH Utes 9.850

4 FORD, Nicolle UTAH Utes 9.850

7 BERRETT, Kiki BYU Cougars 9.825

7 DRAPER, Kylee BYU Cougars 9.825

7 CAPRA-CALLENS, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.825

10 RIZZO, Beth UTAH Utes 9.775

11 NEFF, Stephanie UTAH Utes 9.225

12 WILLIS, Lisa BYU Cougars 9.100

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All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 FORD, Nicolle UTAH Utes 39.500

2 POSTELL, Ashley UTAH Utes 39.175

3 BASKETT, Kristina UTAH Utes 38.975

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Meet Judges Top

Vault

Judge 1 Carole BUNGE Brevet

Judge 2 Jenna KARADBIL-LEAVITT National

Uneven Parallel Bars

Judge 1 Wendy ATKINSON Brevet

Judge 2 Donna NICHOLSON Level 10

Balance Beam

Judge 1 Carole BUNGE Brevet

Judge 2 Donna NICHOLSON Level 10

Floor Exercise

Judge 1 Wendy ATKINSON Brevet

Judge 2 Jenna KARADBIL-LEAVITT National

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