Gymnasts Set New School Record

Texan Cougars dug their claws into TWU and Air Force to help set a new school record of 197.575. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Denton, Texas (Feb. 28, 2004) -- The Cougars pounced on Texas Women's University and Air Force Saturday in the Kitty Magee Arena, scoring a BYU-record high of 197.550 against TWU's 194.600 and Air Force's 193.675.

"It was a fun meet," said BYU coach Brad Cattermole. "We didn't have to count a fall; it was probably the best meet of the season."

BYU set season highs in all four events, scoring 49.425 on vault, 49.400 on bars, 49.100 on beam and 49.625 on floor.

Along with the team highs, Jaime Mabray brought home a perfect 10.0 on vault. This is the fourth perfect 10.0 in BYU history and the second on vault. Christy McAdams scored the first perfect 10.0 on vault in 1992.

"The girls did a great job tonight and we're really proud of them," he said.

Teammates Kirsten Pauga and Trisha Ashton took second (9.975) and third place (9.950) on vault.

On bars, Kari Lords and Kacie Capra tied for first (9.950) with Brogan Jacobsen tied for third (9.900).

The beam saw Lords and Mabray tied for first on beam (9.875) with Ashton in fourth (9.825).

"We did really well in beam," Cattermole said. "All six girls hit their routines and they were good solid routines."

The floor was the Cougars' strongest event with Jacobsen and Marie-Helene Claveau tied with TWU's Rachel Goddard for first place (9.950). Mabray took fourth (9.925) and teammates Lords and Lisa Willis tied for fifth (9.900).

"Floor was excellent tonight," Cattermole said. "The only bad thing was no one got a 10.0."

In the All-Around, Lords took first place, scoring a 39.500. Mabray took third with a 9.175.

Cattermole said the team really enjoyed the competition and saw excellent gymnastics at the event.

"TWU is the pride of Division II," he said. "TWU and Air Force are good teams. Their kids are really giving it their all."

Now sitting 8-3, the Cougars prepare to challenge Oregon State March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Gill Coliseum.

"The next couple of days are really our last chance to work out and fine tune routines before we hit the competitions hard."

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