Road Ends at Regionals

Hayley Jensen recorded a career-best 9.850 on beam at Regionals on Saturday night. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Solid performances throughout the night landed the No. 29 BYU gymnastics team a sound 194.325 at the NCAA Regionals on Saturday at Penn State University.

That posting, though, was not enough to send the Cougar squad to Nationals. With tight competition, facing three top 15 teams the Cougars earned a respectable fifth-place finish. No. 2-ranked Georgia won the meet with a 197.775 while No. 13 Denver finished second with 195.775. Host No. 20 Penn State took third place at 195.700 and No. 12 Auburn earned a fourth place finish with 195.150. Iowa State came in behind BYU with an overall score of 194.200.

"I thought we did pretty well," said BYU head coach Brad Cattermole. "I wish we would have done better in a couple of the events, but for us to succeed everyone needs to do well."

Alethea Boon was the only Cougar to compete in the all around. The senior posted 38.950 and took ninth place out of the all-around competitors.

The Cougars started the night with a bye in the first rotation and began the evening on floor exercises in the second rotation. BYU began with solid performances on the event recording 48.700. Sophomore Danielle Goldman led off landing 9.750, with Boon also scoring 9.750. But it was the last performer, junior Hayley Jensen, who topped the Cougars with 9.775. The BYU team is currently ranked No. 25 nationally on the event.

Moving to vault on the third rotation, the Cougars tumbled their way to 48.675. For the second meet in a row, Boon led the Cougars earning 9.850. With that posting Boon tied for fifth place on the event. Smart-Allen and Megan Donehue followed both landing 9.750.

After a bye in the fourth rotation, BYU moved to the uneven bars. Despite a couple of struggles in routines, the Cougars recorded 48.700. But the team ended the event strong as Donehue and senior Kylee-Draper Marvin both stuck scores of 9.800.

BYU moved to beam for the sixth rotation. The squad posted 48.250 on its final event of the night. Like the uneven bars, the Cougars had a rough start on the apparatus. With a remarkable 9.850 performance by Jensen, the Cougars regained their momentum. Jensen tied for sixth place on the event, and that mark was a career high for the junior. Draper-Marvin followed suit tying her personal best recording 9.800. Smart-Allen rounded out the event for BYU and landed 9.825.

Last season BYU placed fourth at Regionals recording 193.300. This year marked the 19th time Cattermole has taken the BYU gymnastics program to a NCAA Regionals berth, missing only one year since taking the position as head coach.

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: Penn State University

Meet: 2008 NCAA Northeast Regional Championships April 12, 2008

Location: University Park, Pennsylvania Home Meet

Contents: Event Results Team Results

Vault Team Standing

Uneven Parallel Bars Penn State University

Balance Beam Auburn University

Floor Exercise Brigham Young University

All Around Iowa State University

University of Denver

University of Georgia

Judge List

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Team Standing Top

Place Team Score

1 University of Georgia 197.775

2 University of Denver 195.775

3 Penn State University 195.700

4 Auburn University 195.150

5 Brigham Young University 194.325

6 Iowa State University 194.200

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Penn State University Home

Head Coach: Steve Shephard Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Kristina Beck 9.700 9.800

Lindsay Borkan 9.725

Alexandra Brockway 9.700 9.850 9.750 8.400 37.700

Danielle Hover 9.750 9.725

Melissa Klein 9.400 9.775

Lindsey Montross 9.825

Brandi Personett 9.850 9.850 9.825 9.875 39.400

Casey Rohrbaugh 9.750 9.775 9.800

Aslynn Satterfield 9.750 9.850

Rosie Smith 9.775 9.825 9.625

Team Totals 48.825 49.150 48.800 48.925 195.700

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Auburn University

Head Coach: Jeff Thompson Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Julie Dwyer 9.925 9.875 9.850 9.800 39.450

Kayla Gies 9.800 9.625 9.800

Aimee Goheen 9.700

Katie Hurley 9.175 9.700

Rachel Inniss 9.825

A..J. Mills 9.750 9.850 9.850 9.875 39.325

Lindsey Puckett 9.850 9.750 9.275 9.850 38.725

Claire Seiffert 9.850 9.825

Krissy Voss 9.725 9.675 9.100

Team Totals 49.175 48.850 47.950 49.175 195.150

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Brigham Young University

Head Coach: Brad Cattermole Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Kiki Berrett 9.650

Alethea Boon 9.850 9.650 9.700 9.750 38.950

Megan Donehue 9.750 9.800

Kaylee Gallup 8.800

Danielle Goldman 9.625 9.750

Melissa Hough 9.750

Hayley Jensen 9.675 9.850 9.775

Madeleine Johnson 9.225 9.075

Kylee Marvin 9.800 9.800 9.650

Heidi Poulson 9.700

McKell Poulson 9.700

Dayna Smart 9.750 9.825 9.725

Team Totals 48.675 48.700 48.250 48.700 194.325

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Iowa State University

Head Coach: Jay Ronayne Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Megan Barnes 9.875 9.750

Nikki Dilbert 9.800 9.800 9.775 9.800 39.175

Ashley Kent 9.800 9.250

Ceilia Maccani 9.675 9.800 9.300

Jody McKellar 9.275 9.825

Anna Robey 8.875

Jennifer Salfen 9.625

Katie Sweetin 9.650 9.725 9.175

Jasmine Swyningan 9.675

Melanie Tham 9.725

Jasmine Thompson 9.650 9.800 9.775 9.825 39.050

Team Totals 48.650 48.950 48.400 48.200 194.200

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University of Denver

Head Coach: Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Nikki Brown 9.800 9.825

Courtney Butler 9.650 9.875

Kristina Coccia 9.800

Lauren Garan 9.825

Kelley Hennigan 9.025

Amanda Johanson 9.725

Jessica Lopez 9.750 9.875 9.850 9.900 39.375

Ellen McCarthy 9.700 9.750 9.750

Liz Meals 9.725 9.600

Taylor Sanford 9.700

Paige Schuster 9.625 9.800

Sasha Sullivan 9.750 9.825 9.800 9.875 39.250

Team Totals 48.500 49.175 49.050 49.050 195.775

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University of Georgia

Head Coach: Suzanne Yoculan Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Paige Burns 9.750

Nikki Childs 9.850 9.350

Katie Heenan 9.875 9.950 9.950

Hilary Mauro 9.725 9.825 9.850

Cassidy McComb 9.850 9.850 9.875

Courtney McCool 9.900 9.950 9.925

Marcia Newby 9.825

Abby Stack 9.850

Grace Taylor 9.900 9.950 9.875

Tiffany Tolnay 9.950 9.900 9.900 9.925 39.675

Team Totals 49.250 49.500 49.575 49.450 197.775

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Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Tiffany Tolnay University of Georgia 9.950

2 Julie Dwyer Auburn University 9.925

3 Katie Heenan University of Georgia 9.875

3 Megan Barnes Iowa State University 9.875

5 Brandi Personett Penn State University 9.850

5 Claire Seiffert Auburn University 9.850

5 Lindsey Puckett Auburn University 9.850

5 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.850

5 Cassidy McComb University of Georgia 9.850

10 Marcia Newby University of Georgia 9.825

11 Kayla Gies Auburn University 9.800

11 Nikki Dilbert Iowa State University 9.800

13 Rosie Smith Penn State University 9.775

14 Casey Rohrbaugh Penn State University 9.750

14 Aslynn Satterfield Penn State University 9.750

14 A..J. Mills Auburn University 9.750

14 Megan Donehue Brigham Young University 9.750

14 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.750

14 Sasha Sullivan University of Denver 9.750

14 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 9.750

14 Paige Burns University of Georgia 9.750

14 Marissa Rosen University of Pennsylvania 9.750

14 Helena Diodati University of New Hampshire 9.750

24 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.725

24 Liz Meals University of Denver 9.725

24 Hilary Mauro University of Georgia 9.725

27 Kristina Beck Penn State University 9.700

27 Alexandra Brockway Penn State University 9.700

29 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.675

29 Ceilia Maccani Iowa State University 9.675

31 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young University 9.650

31 Courtney Butler University of Denver 9.650

31 Jasmine Thompson Iowa State University 9.650

31 Katie Sweetin Iowa State University 9.650

35 Danielle Goldman Brigham Young University 9.625

35 Paige Schuster University of Denver 9.625

35 Jennifer Salfen Iowa State University 9.625

38 Lorraine Gallow University of Bridgeport 9.500

38 Alina Liao Yale University 9.500

40 Maddie Pearsall Cornell University 9.425

41 Kelley Hennigan University of Denver 9.025

42 Shannon Vafiadou University of Pittsburgh 8.950

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Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Katie Heenan University of Georgia 9.950

2 Courtney McCool University of Georgia 9.900

2 Tiffany Tolnay University of Georgia 9.900

2 Grace Taylor University of Georgia 9.900

5 Julie Dwyer Auburn University 9.875

5 Courtney Butler University of Denver 9.875

5 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 9.875

8 Brandi Personett Penn State University 9.850

8 Alexandra Brockway Penn State University 9.850

8 A..J. Mills Auburn University 9.850

8 Nikki Childs University of Georgia 9.850

8 Cassidy McComb University of Georgia 9.850

13 Lindsey Montross Penn State University 9.825

13 Rosie Smith Penn State University 9.825

13 Sasha Sullivan University of Denver 9.825

16 Kristina Beck Penn State University 9.800

16 Megan Donehue Brigham Young University 9.800

16 Kylee Marvin Brigham Young University 9.800

16 Paige Schuster University of Denver 9.800

16 Nikki Brown University of Denver 9.800

16 Nikki Dilbert Iowa State University 9.800

16 Ceilia Maccani Iowa State University 9.800

16 Ashley Kent Iowa State University 9.800

16 Jasmine Thompson Iowa State University 9.800

25 Helena Diodati University of New Hampshire 9.775

26 Danielle Hover Penn State University 9.750

26 Lindsey Puckett Auburn University 9.750

26 Melissa Hough Brigham Young University 9.750

26 Megan Barnes Iowa State University 9.750

30 Aimee Goheen Auburn University 9.700

30 McKell Poulson Brigham Young University 9.700

30 Ellen McCarthy University of Denver 9.700

33 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.675

34 Alina Liao Yale University 9.650

34 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.650

36 Kayla Gies Auburn University 9.625

36 Maddie Pearsall Cornell University 9.625

38 Shannon Vafiadou University of Pittsburgh 9.525

39 Lorraine Gallow University of Bridgeport 9.500

39 Marissa Rosen University of Pennsylvania 9.500

41 Jody McKellar Iowa State University 9.275

42 Madeleine Johnson Brigham Young University 9.225

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Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Grace Taylor University of Georgia 9.950

1 Katie Heenan University of Georgia 9.950

1 Courtney McCool University of Georgia 9.950

4 Tiffany Tolnay University of Georgia 9.900

5 Taryn LaFountain University of New Hampshire 9.875

6 A..J. Mills Auburn University 9.850

6 Julie Dwyer Auburn University 9.850

6 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.850

6 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 9.850

10 Brandi Personett Penn State University 9.825

10 Alina Liao Yale University 9.825

10 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.825

10 Lauren Garan University of Denver 9.825

10 Nikki Brown University of Denver 9.825

10 Hilary Mauro University of Georgia 9.825

10 Jody McKellar Iowa State University 9.825

17 Kayla Gies Auburn University 9.800

17 Kylee Marvin Brigham Young University 9.800

17 Sasha Sullivan University of Denver 9.800

20 Casey Rohrbaugh Penn State University 9.775

20 Nikki Dilbert Iowa State University 9.775

20 Jasmine Thompson Iowa State University 9.775

23 Alexandra Brockway Penn State University 9.750

23 Maddie Pearsall Cornell University 9.750

23 Ellen McCarthy University of Denver 9.750

26 Danielle Hover Penn State University 9.725

26 Lindsay Borkan Penn State University 9.725

26 Katie Sweetin Iowa State University 9.725

29 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.700

29 Taylor Sanford University of Denver 9.700

31 Melissa Klein Penn State University 9.400

32 Nikki Childs University of Georgia 9.350

33 Ceilia Maccani Iowa State University 9.300

34 Lindsey Puckett Auburn University 9.275

35 Ashley Kent Iowa State University 9.250

36 Katie Hurley Auburn University 9.175

37 Lorraine Gallow University of Bridgeport 9.125

38 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.100

38 Shannon Vafiadou University of Pittsburgh 9.100

40 Madeleine Johnson Brigham Young University 9.075

41 Marissa Rosen University of Pennsylvania 8.950

42 Kaylee Gallup Brigham Young University 8.800

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Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Tiffany Tolnay University of Georgia 9.925

1 Courtney McCool University of Georgia 9.925

3 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 9.900

4 Brandi Personett Penn State University 9.875

4 A..J. Mills Auburn University 9.875

4 Sasha Sullivan University of Denver 9.875

4 Grace Taylor University of Georgia 9.875

4 Cassidy McComb University of Georgia 9.875

9 Aslynn Satterfield Penn State University 9.850

9 Lindsey Puckett Auburn University 9.850

9 Hilary Mauro University of Georgia 9.850

9 Abby Stack University of Georgia 9.850

13 Claire Seiffert Auburn University 9.825

13 Rachel Inniss Auburn University 9.825

13 Jasmine Thompson Iowa State University 9.825

16 Casey Rohrbaugh Penn State University 9.800

16 Julie Dwyer Auburn University 9.800

16 Kristina Coccia University of Denver 9.800

16 Nikki Dilbert Iowa State University 9.800

20 Melissa Klein Penn State University 9.775

20 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.775

22 Danielle Goldman Brigham Young University 9.750

22 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.750

22 Ellen McCarthy University of Denver 9.750

25 Dayna Smart Brigham Young University 9.725

25 Amanda Johanson University of Denver 9.725

25 Marissa Rosen University of Pennsylvania 9.725

25 Melanie Tham Iowa State University 9.725

29 Katie Hurley Auburn University 9.700

29 Alina Liao Yale University 9.700

29 Heidi Poulson Brigham Young University 9.700

32 Lorraine Gallow University of Bridgeport 9.675

32 Molly Moyer University of Pittsburgh 9.675

32 Jasmine Swyningan Iowa State University 9.675

35 Kylee Marvin Brigham Young University 9.650

36 Rosie Smith Penn State University 9.625

36 Maddie Pearsall Cornell University 9.625

36 Shannon Vafiadou University of Pittsburgh 9.625

39 Liz Meals University of Denver 9.600

40 Katie Sweetin Iowa State University 9.175

41 Anna Robey Iowa State University 8.875

42 Alexandra Brockway Penn State University 8.400

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All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Tiffany Tolnay University of Georgia 39.675

2 Julie Dwyer Auburn University 39.450

3 Brandi Personett Penn State University 39.400

4 Jessica Lopez University of Denver 39.375

5 A..J. Mills Auburn University 39.325

6 Sasha Sullivan University of Denver 39.250

7 Nikki Dilbert Iowa State University 39.175

8 Jasmine Thompson Iowa State University 39.050

9 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 38.950

10 Lindsey Puckett Auburn University 38.725

11 Alina Liao Yale University 38.675

12 Maddie Pearsall Cornell University 38.425

13 Marissa Rosen University of Pennsylvania 37.925

14 Lorraine Gallow University of Bridgeport 37.800

15 Alexandra Brockway Penn State University 37.700

16 Shannon Vafiadou University of Pittsburgh 37.200

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