Night of Highs Lifts Cougars in Home Opener

Dayna Smart was one of five Cougars to post season highs to help BYU beat Utah State in its home opener Thursday night. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU women's gymnastics team used 12 individual season highs and two career highs from Kylee Draper to edge Utah State 193.525 -- 192.550 in its home opener Thursday night in the Smith Fieldhouse. The Cougars improved to 3-2 on the season.

"I'm very proud of Kylee," BYU coach Brad Cattermole said of Draper. "I'm thrilled with her enthusiasm. She had a good night."

The Cougars started off on vault, taking a 48.750 -- 48.075 advantage after the first rotation. Dayna Smart recorded a season high 9.825 in taking first place on the event. Hayley Jensen matched her career high 9.750 to place third.

Draper scored a career high 9.825 and took first place on bars to help the Cougars keep a 95.875 -- 95.850 edge after the second rotation. Lisa Willis was second with a season best 9.725.

BYU also enjoyed success on beam, scoring a season best 48.825 on the event. Kandis Kelly and Dayna Smart scored season highs of 9.875 to tie for first place. Draper was right behind with her other career high, 9.775.

The Cougars took the top five spots on floor to post a 48.825 score on the event. Kacie Capra took first place with a season high 9.825. Willis, Smart, Sierra Jacobs and Alethea Boon all tied for the next four spots at 9.750.

"They had some struggles early on bars, but to their credit they picked it back up and did a nice job on the last two events," Cattermole said.

Utah State took the top two spots in the all-around. Meagan Lewis took first place with a 38.775 and Alex Martin was second at 38.250. The Cougars' Capra was third at 38.050.

BYU will travel to Cedar City next Friday to take on Southern Utah in the Centrum. Start time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: BYU Cougars

Meet: USU Aggies @ BYU Cougars 20060202 February 2, 2006

Location: Smith Fieldhouse BYU Provo UT 84602 Home Meet

Contents: Event Results Team Results

Vault Team Standing

Uneven Parallel Bars BYU Cougars

Balance Beam USU Aggies

Floor Exercise Judge List

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Team Standing Top

Place Team Score

1 BYU Cougars 193.5250

2 USU Aggies 192.5500

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BYU Cougars Home

Head Coach: Brad CATTERMOLE Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

BOON, Alethea 9.7250 8.9250 9.7500

CAPRA, Kacie 9.6000 9.0500 9.5750 9.8250 38.0500

DRAPER, Kylee 9.8250 9.7750 9.4750

JACOBS, Sierra 9.7250 9.7500

JENSEN, Hayley 9.7500 9.0500

KELLY, Kandis 9.8750

MYERS, Cassie 9.1250

WALKER-POND, Aimee 9.7250 9.4000

SMART, Dayna 9.8250 9.8750 9.7500

WILLIS, Lisa 9.7250 9.7250 9.7500

Team Totals 48.7500 47.1250 48.8250 48.8250 193.5250

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USU Aggies

Head Coach: Ray Corn Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

JOHNSON, Sarah 9.4000 9.6250

KOHLER, Liesel 9.7750 9.6500

LEWIS, Meagan 9.7500 9.6500 9.6750 9.7000 38.7750

MANDY, Rachael 9.7750 9.6750

MARTIN, Alex 9.3250 9.6500 9.7000 9.5750 38.2500

OMMAN, Katie 9.0750

PARENTI, Jessica 9.2000 9.7000 9.3250 9.7500 37.9750

PATTERSON, Kelly 9.5250

PRICE, Brittany 9.7500 9.0000

RICKARD, Ana 9.4000 9.5000

Team Totals 47.7750 48.0750 48.5250 48.1750 192.5500

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Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 SMART, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.8250

2 MANDY, Rachael USU Aggies 9.7750

3 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.7500

3 LEWIS, Meagan USU Aggies 9.7500

5 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.7250

5 WALKER-POND, Aimee BYU Cougars 9.7250

5 JACOBS, Sierra BYU Cougars 9.7250

8 CAPRA, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.6000

9 PATTERSON, Kelly USU Aggies 9.5250

10 RICKARD, Ana USU Aggies 9.4000

11 MARTIN, Alex USU Aggies 9.3250

12 PARENTI, Jessica USU Aggies 9.2000

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Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 DRAPER, Kylee BYU Cougars 9.8250

2 WILLIS, Lisa BYU Cougars 9.7250

3 PARENTI, Jessica USU Aggies 9.7000

4 MANDY, Rachael USU Aggies 9.6750

5 LEWIS, Meagan USU Aggies 9.6500

5 MARTIN, Alex USU Aggies 9.6500

7 WALKER-POND, Aimee BYU Cougars 9.4000

7 JOHNSON, Sarah USU Aggies 9.4000

9 MYERS, Cassie BYU Cougars 9.1250

10 OMMAN, Katie USU Aggies 9.0750

11 JENSEN, Hayley BYU Cougars 9.0500

11 CAPRA, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.0500

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Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 KELLY, Kandis BYU Cougars 9.8750

1 SMART, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.8750

3 DRAPER, Kylee BYU Cougars 9.7750

3 KOHLER, Liesel USU Aggies 9.7750

5 PRICE, Brittany USU Aggies 9.7500

6 WILLIS, Lisa BYU Cougars 9.7250

7 MARTIN, Alex USU Aggies 9.7000

8 LEWIS, Meagan USU Aggies 9.6750

9 JOHNSON, Sarah USU Aggies 9.6250

10 CAPRA, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.5750

11 PARENTI, Jessica USU Aggies 9.3250

12 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 8.9250

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Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 CAPRA, Kacie BYU Cougars 9.8250

2 WILLIS, Lisa BYU Cougars 9.7500

2 BOON, Alethea BYU Cougars 9.7500

2 JACOBS, Sierra BYU Cougars 9.7500

2 SMART, Dayna BYU Cougars 9.7500

2 PARENTI, Jessica USU Aggies 9.7500

7 LEWIS, Meagan USU Aggies 9.7000

8 KOHLER, Liesel USU Aggies 9.6500

9 MARTIN, Alex USU Aggies 9.5750

10 RICKARD, Ana USU Aggies 9.5000

11 DRAPER, Kylee BYU Cougars 9.4750

12 PRICE, Brittany USU Aggies 9.0000

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All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 LEWIS, Meagan USU Aggies 38.7750

2 MARTIN, Alex USU Aggies 38.2500

3 CAPRA, Kacie BYU Cougars 38.0500

4 PARENTI, Jessica USU Aggies 37.9750

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Meet Judges Top

Vault

Judge 1 Cathy BENNION National

Judge 2 Pat BRYANT Level 10

Uneven Parallel Bars

Judge 1 Tina PAULOS National

Judge 2 Charity GREENE National

Balance Beam

Judge 1 Charity GREENE National

Judge 2 Pat BRYANT Level 10

Floor Exercise

Judge 1 Cathy BENNION National

Judge 2 Tina PAULOS National

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