Gymnasts Improve Scores in Second Meet

Dayna Smart-Allen tied for first in the balance beam with a 9.825 at SUU. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

CEDAR CITY -- With improved scores from last week's meet, the BYU gymnastics team posted an overall score of 193.350 at No. 17 Southern Utah with No. 18 Boise State and Cal State Fullerton.

Southern Utah came out ahead with 194.650, followed by Boise State at 194.425, and CS Fullerton posted 193.575 over BYU.

"Overall I was pleased with the team's performance," said BYU Head Coach Brad Cattermole. "They fought through the whole thing and they didn't give up."

Senior Dayna Smart-Allen earned her first individual title of the 2008 season as she posted a 9.825 on the balance beam, tying with two other gymnasts in the event. BYU earned a solid 48.000

"It was nice having [Dayna Smart-Allen] back in the line up," Cattermole said. "Getting both her and [Alethea] Boon back into more events is important. They are hard to replace."

The Cougars' strongest event of the night was the vault at 48.700. Competing in her first meet of the season, Smart-Allen posted 9.850 and tied for second on the apparatus. Junior Hayley Jensen followed Smart-Allen with 9.775.

"We did very well on vault this week," Cattermole said. "I was very happy with that. There was vast improvement from last week's performance."

Senior Kylie Draper-Marvin led the Cougar squad on the uneven bars with 9.825 as the team grabbed 48.125 in the event. Draper-Marvin and Jensen both tied for second on the floor exercise as they danced their way to a 9.800, season highs for the two gymnasts. BYU as a team earned 48.525 on the floor.

"We were pretty much right there in the game," said Cattermole. "But it is early in the season and the girls are still getting adjusted. Hopefully by next week we will have most of it worked out."

The Cougars return home Friday as they prepare face in-state rival University of Utah in the Deseret First Duel. The meet will start at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center.

Team Standing  	Top

Place Team Score

1 Southern Utah 194.650

2 Boise State University 194.425

3 Cal-State Fullerton 193.575

4 Brigham Young University 193.350

Southern Utah

Head Coach: Scott Bauman Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Bailey Baker 9.775 9.125

Shannon Coughlin 9.375 9.675

Kellie Dangerfield 9.675 9.850 9.800 9.700 39.025

Tehani Douglas 9.725 9.725

Katie Hicks 9.600 9.825 9.650

Ariel Lamb 9.725 9.800

Erin Morgan 9.725

Jenna Vogt 9.525 9.800 9.725 9.475 38.525

Elise Wheeler 9.800 9.775 9.700 9.800 39.075

Team Totals 48.375 48.875 48.850 48.550 194.650

Boise State University

Head Coach: Tina Bird & Neil Resnick Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Mallory Dziawura 9.800

Amy Glass 9.700 9.400 9.400

Kelsey Lang 9.775 9.700 9.700

Hannah Redmon 9.875 9.775 9.625 9.850 39.125

Sarah Smith 9.775

Cassie Tycast 9.225

Yvette Leizorek 9.225 9.650

Ruthie Pennington 9.725

Shaniece Craft 9.825

Taylor Jacob 9.875 9.775 9.700

Amber Neroes 9.650 9.050

Lindsay Ward 9.850 9.825

Team Totals 48.900 48.525 48.325 48.675 194.425

Brigham Young University

Head Coach: Brad Cattermole Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Kiki Berrett 9.725 9.000 9.700

Alethea Boon 9.650 9.675 9.300

Megan Donehue 9.700 9.800

Kylee Draper-Marvin 9.825 9.675 9.800

Kaylee Gallup 9.550

Danielle Goldman 9.550 9.575

Melissa Hough 8.925

Hayley Jensen 9.775 9.650 9.800

Madeleine Johnson 9.700

Whitney Olsen 9.525

Heidi Poulson-Rasmussen 9.650

McKell Poulson 9.125

Dayna Smart-Allen 9.850 9.825

Team Totals 48.700 48.125 48.000 48.525 193.350

Cal-State Fullerton

Head Coach: Jill Hicks Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Jessica Tait 9.750 9.750

Shannon Kawada 9.825 8.900 9.625

Alaina Baker 9.725 9.650 9.025 9.775 38.175

Melissa Schafer 9.775 9.775

Amanda Van Horn 9.750

Alana Mouery 9.625

Britni Echeverria 9.800

Shelly Cooper 9.725 9.750 9.125 9.750 38.350

Kori Underhill 9.725 9.750

Jessica Merriam 9.025 9.625

Taylor Miller 9.675

Maddie Steinauer 9.850

Team Totals 48.875 48.625 47.400 48.675 193.575

Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Hannah Redmon Boise State University 9.875

2 Dayna Smart-Allen Brigham Young University 9.850

2 Maddie Steinauer Cal-State Fullerton 9.850

4 Shannon Kawada Cal-State Fullerton 9.825

4 Shaniece Craft Boise State University 9.825

6 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 9.800

7 Bailey Baker Southern Utah 9.775

7 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.775

7 Kelsey Lang Boise State University 9.775

10 Amanda Van Horn Cal-State Fullerton 9.750

11 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young University 9.725

11 Shelly Cooper Cal-State Fullerton 9.725

11 Alaina Baker Cal-State Fullerton 9.725

11 Ruthie Pennington Boise State University 9.725

15 Megan Donehue Brigham Young University 9.700

15 Amy Glass Boise State University 9.700

17 Kellie Dangerfield Southern Utah 9.675

18 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.650

18 Amber Neroes Boise State University 9.650

20 Alana Mouery Cal-State Fullerton 9.625

21 Katie Hicks Southern Utah 9.600

22 Danielle Goldman Brigham Young University 9.550

23 Jenna Vogt Southern Utah 9.525

24 Shannon Coughlin Southern Utah 9.375

Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Taylor Jacob Boise State University 9.875

2 Kellie Dangerfield Southern Utah 9.850

2 Lindsay Ward Boise State University 9.850

4 Kylee Draper-Marvin Brigham Young University 9.825

5 Jenna Vogt Southern Utah 9.800

5 Megan Donehue Brigham Young University 9.800

5 Britni Echeverria Cal-State Fullerton 9.800

5 Mallory Dziawura Boise State University 9.800

9 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 9.775

9 Hannah Redmon Boise State University 9.775

11 Shelly Cooper Cal-State Fullerton 9.750

11 Jessica Tait Cal-State Fullerton 9.750

13 Tehani Douglas Southern Utah 9.725

13 Ariel Lamb Southern Utah 9.725

13 Erin Morgan Southern Utah 9.725

16 Madeleine Johnson Brigham Young University 9.700

17 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.675

17 Taylor Miller Cal-State Fullerton 9.675

19 Alaina Baker Cal-State Fullerton 9.650

20 Yvette Leizorek Boise State University 9.225

21 McKell Poulson Brigham Young University 9.125

22 Amber Neroes Boise State University 9.050

23 Melissa Hough Brigham Young University 8.925

24 Shannon Kawada Cal-State Fullerton 8.900

Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Katie Hicks Southern Utah 9.825

1 Dayna Smart-Allen Brigham Young University 9.825

1 Lindsay Ward Boise State University 9.825

4 Ariel Lamb Southern Utah 9.800

4 Kellie Dangerfield Southern Utah 9.800

6 Melissa Schafer Cal-State Fullerton 9.775

6 Taylor Jacob Boise State University 9.775

8 Jessica Tait Cal-State Fullerton 9.750

9 Jenna Vogt Southern Utah 9.725

9 Kori Underhill Cal-State Fullerton 9.725

11 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 9.700

11 Kelsey Lang Boise State University 9.700

13 Kylee Draper-Marvin Brigham Young University 9.675

14 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.650

15 Hannah Redmon Boise State University 9.625

16 Kaylee Gallup Brigham Young University 9.550

17 Amy Glass Boise State University 9.400

18 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.300

19 Cassie Tycast Boise State University 9.225

20 Bailey Baker Southern Utah 9.125

20 Shelly Cooper Cal-State Fullerton 9.125

22 Jessica Merriam Cal-State Fullerton 9.025

22 Alaina Baker Cal-State Fullerton 9.025

24 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young University 9.000

Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Hannah Redmon Boise State University 9.850

2 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 9.800

2 Kylee Draper-Marvin Brigham Young University 9.800

2 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.800

5 Melissa Schafer Cal-State Fullerton 9.775

5 Alaina Baker Cal-State Fullerton 9.775

5 Sarah Smith Boise State University 9.775

8 Kori Underhill Cal-State Fullerton 9.750

8 Shelly Cooper Cal-State Fullerton 9.750

10 Tehani Douglas Southern Utah 9.725

11 Kellie Dangerfield Southern Utah 9.700

11 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young University 9.700

11 Kelsey Lang Boise State University 9.700

11 Taylor Jacob Boise State University 9.700

15 Shannon Coughlin Southern Utah 9.675

16 Katie Hicks Southern Utah 9.650

16 Heidi Poulson-Rasmussen Brigham Young University 9.650

16 Yvette Leizorek Boise State University 9.650

19 Shannon Kawada Cal-State Fullerton 9.625

19 Jessica Merriam Cal-State Fullerton 9.625

21 Danielle Goldman Brigham Young University 9.575

22 Whitney Olsen Brigham Young University 9.525

23 Jenna Vogt Southern Utah 9.475

24 Amy Glass Boise State University 9.400

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