Night of Highs for Cougar Gymnasts

Dayna Smart won the all-around to help lead the BYU women's gymnastics team to a season-best score in Logan (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LOGAN -- Ten Cougar gymnasts recorded career highs to lift the BYU women's gymnastics team to a season-best 195.475 and season-high scores on all four apparatuses. The Cougars won the meet 195.475 - 193.800 over Utah State.

"Utah State is a very good team," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said. "Tonight the girls performed well. They competed like a group of seasoned veterans."

Kacie Capra Callens led BYU to a season-best 48.775 on bars to start the night. The senior from Kingwood, Texas, recorded a season-high 9.850 to take second place. Junior Dayna Smart, competing on bars for the second time in her career, was close behind with a career-high 9.800. Freshman McKell Poulson matched a career-best 9.775 for the Cougars. USU's Jessica Pareni-Otte took first place with a 9.900.

Junior Alethea Boon sparked BYU to its best team score of the season on vault at 48.800. The Auckland, New Zealand, native matched her career-high 9.900 to take first place on the event. Smart recorded a season-high 9.850. Freshmen Kiki Berrett and Jenna Kerbis chipped in solid performances with career-best 9.700s. The Aggies' Katy Schilla came in second place at 9.875.

Smart and Capra Callens led the Cougars to a solid 48.775 in the floor exercise. Each recorded a 9.825. Boon followed with a season-best 9.775. Freshman Heidi Poulson also chipped in a career-best 9.650. USU's Megan Tschida took away first place on the event at 9.850.

After a disappointing outing on beam in its last meet, BYU rebounded with a 49.125. The Cougars took the top three spots on the event. Smart led the way with a sizzling 9.900. Boon and Lisa Willis were right behind with career-high marks of 9.875 and 9.850, respectively. Freshman Kaylee Gallup followed with a career-best 9.800.

"The girls really performed well on beam," Cattermole said. "They have been working hard there in practice."

For only the second time of her career competing in the all-around, Smart took away her second all-around title with a 39.375. The Aggies' Meagan Lewis and Parenti-Otte followed at 39.125 each.

"Dayna (Smart) is a very hard working kid," Cattermole said. "She really did great tonight."

BYU will be back in action on Feb. 2 when it takes on perennial national-power and No. 3-ranked Utah at the Huntsman Center.

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: Utah State University

Meet: Brigham Young at Utah State January 22, 2007

Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Home Meet

Contents: Event Results Team Results

Vault Team Standing

Uneven Parallel Bars Utah State University

Balance Beam Brigham Young University

Floor Exercise Judge List

Team Standing Top

Place Team Score

1 Brigham Young University 195.475

2 Utah State University 193.800

Utah State University

Head Coach: Ray Corn Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Ashley Barr 8.625

Nicki Felley 9.225 9.825

Heather Heinrich 9.625 9.675

Meagan Lewis 9.700 9.800 9.825 9.800 39.125

Rachael Mandy 9.400

Devin Markle 9.725 9.725 8.875

Alex Martin 9.125 9.550

Katie Omann 9.650

Jessica Parenti-Otte 9.825 9.900 9.825 9.575 39.125

Katy Schilla 9.875 9.700

Megan Tschida 8.400 9.850

Team Totals 48.750 48.200 48.100 48.750 193.800

Brigham Young University

Head Coach: Brad Cattermole Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Jenna Kerbis 9.700 9.700

Aimee Walker-Pond 9.300

Kaylee Gallup 9.800

Kiki Berrett 9.700 9.675

Alethea Boon 9.900 9.875 9.775

Kacie Capra-Callens 9.850 9.375 9.825

Brittany Fisher 9.625

Melissa Hough 9.675

Heidi Poulson 9.650

McKell Poulson 9.775

Lisa Willis 9.675 9.850 9.675

Dayna Smart 9.850 9.800 9.900 9.825 39.375

Megan Donehue 9.650

Team Totals 48.800 48.775 49.125 48.775 195.475

Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.900

2 Katy Schilla Utah State University 9.875

3 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.850

4 Jessica Parenti-Otte Utah State University 9.825

5 Devin Markle Utah State University 9.725

6 Meagan Lewis Utah State University 9.700

6 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young University 9.700

6 Jenna Kerbis Brigham Young University 9.700

9 Megan Donehue Brigham Young University 9.650

10 Heather Heinrich Utah State University 9.625

10 Brittany Fisher Brigham Young University 9.625

12 Rachael Mandy Utah State University 9.400

Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Jessica Parenti-Otte Utah State University 9.900

2 Kacie Capra-Callens Brigham Young University 9.850

3 Meagan Lewis Utah State University 9.800

3 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.800

5 McKell Poulson Brigham Young University 9.775

6 Devin Markle Utah State University 9.725

7 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.675

7 Melissa Hough Brigham Young University 9.675

9 Katie Omann Utah State University 9.650

10 Aimee Walker-Pond Brigham Young University 9.300

11 Alex Martin Utah State University 9.125

12 Ashley Barr Utah State University 8.625

Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.900

2 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.875

3 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.850

4 Meagan Lewis Utah State University 9.825

4 Jessica Parenti-Otte Utah State University 9.825

6 Kaylee Gallup Brigham Young University 9.800

7 Jenna Kerbis Brigham Young University 9.700

8 Heather Heinrich Utah State University 9.675

9 Alex Martin Utah State University 9.550

10 Kacie Capra-Callens Brigham Young University 9.375

11 Nicki Felley Utah State University 9.225

12 Megan Tschida Utah State University 8.400

Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Megan Tschida Utah State University 9.850

2 Nicki Felley Utah State University 9.825

2 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.825

2 Kacie Capra-Callens Brigham Young University 9.825

5 Meagan Lewis Utah State University 9.800

6 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.775

7 Katy Schilla Utah State University 9.700

8 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young University 9.675

8 Lisa Willis Brigham Young University 9.675

10 Heidi Poulson Brigham Young University 9.650

11 Jessica Parenti-Otte Utah State University 9.575

12 Devin Markle Utah State University 8.875

All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 39.375

2 Meagan Lewis Utah State University 39.125

2 Jessica Parenti-Otte Utah State University 39.125

4 Devin Markle Utah State University 37.175

Meet Judges Top

Vault

Judge 1 Wendy Atkinson Brevet

Judge 2 Tina Paulos National

Uneven Parallel Bars

Judge 1 Jan McNall National

Judge 2 Donna Nicholson Level 10

Balance Beam

Judge 1 Wendy Atkinson Brevet

Judge 2 Donna Nicholson Level 10

Floor Exercise

Judge 1 Jan McNall National

Judge 2 Tina Paulos National

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