Smart-Allen Shines, BYU and SUU Tie

Senior Dayna Smart-Allen claimed three individual titles Monday night at SUU. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

CEDAR CITY -- Competition proved to be tight Monday evening between the No. 30 BYU gymnastics team and No. 28 SUU, as both teams landed a solid 195.000 to tie.

"We did well tonight and we are really excited," said BYU assistant coach Dawn Cattermole. "It was one of those meets where we had to fight for every tenth, but we are happy with the outcome."

Senior Dayna Smart-Allen helped the Cougars land their second-highest overall score of the season. She claimed three of four individual titles with her performances throughout the meet.

"Dayna [Smart-Allen] did well and that helped us out tonight," Cattermole said.

BYU started off strong on the uneven bars as the squad recorded a season-high 49.075.

Kylee Draper-Marvin led the Cougars on the apparatus with 9.875, tying the senior's career-best. Freshman Madeleine Johnson followed landing a career-high 9.850.

The Cougars also proved to be solid as they moved to vault, sticking 48.775 on the apparatus. Smart-Allen topped the squad with her 9.875 performance. With that score Smart-Allen claimed the individual title on the event, her first of the night. BYU is currently ranked No. 28 nationally on vault.

Smart-Allen also led the BYU squad on the floor exercises. She landed a season-high 9.875 as the 28th-ranked floor team bolstered 49.100. Sophomore Heidi Poulson-Rasmussen scored a solid 9.800 behind Smart-Allen.

Finishing on the balance beam, the Cougars recorded 48.200. Smart-Allen scored 9.825 to earn the individual title, with junior Hayley Jensen following with her 9.800 routine.

A tied score is not something the BYU squad encounters regularly. Cattermole said the last time the Cougars tied in a meet was in a meet against Utah State more than 15 years ago. Tie or not, Cattermole is pleased with BYU's posting.

"This score will definitely help our regional qualifying score," Cattermole said. "And we will have another chance to improve and get ready for Regionals on Friday."

BYU will compete again this week when the Cougars travel to face the University of Arizona Cal State Fullerton in a tri-meet this Friday. The meet will start at 7:30 p.m. PT at Arizona.

Team Standing  Top

Place Team Score

1 Southern Utah 195.000

1 Brigham Young University 195.000

Southern Utah

Head Coach: Scott Bauman Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Shannon Coughlin 9.800 9.700 9.775

Kellie Dangerfield 9.675 9.850 9.225 9.825 38.575

Tehani Douglas 9.675 9.825

Katie Hicks 9.775 9.775 9.825

Melissa Johnson 9.700 9.600

Ariel Lamb 9.750 9.725

Erin Morgan 9.775

Jenna Vogt 9.675 9.275 9.200

Elise Wheeler 9.800 9.900 9.775 9.850 39.325

Team Totals 48.750 48.950 48.200 49.100 195.000

Brigham Young University

Head Coach: Brad Cattermole Top

Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AllArr

Kiki Berrett 9.725 9.750

Alethea Boon 9.775 9.325

Megan Donehue 9.775 9.825

Kylee Draper-Marvin 9.875 9.675 9.750

Kaylee Gallup 9.250

Danielle Goldman 9.725 9.700

Melissa Hough 9.750

Hayley Jensen 9.700 9.800 9.775

Madeleine Johnson 9.850 9.575

McKell Poulson 8.750

Heidi Poulson-Rasmussen 9.625 9.800

Dayna Smart-Allen 9.850 9.825 9.875

Team Totals 48.775 49.075 48.200 48.950 195.000

Vault Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Dayna Smart-Allen Brigham Young University 9.850

2 Shannon Coughlin Southern Utah 9.800

2 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 9.800

4 Katie Hicks Southern Utah 9.775

4 Megan Donehue Brigham Young University 9.775

6 Danielle Goldman Brigham Young University 9.725

6 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young University 9.725

8 Melissa Johnson Southern Utah 9.700

8 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.700

10 Jenna Vogt Southern Utah 9.675

10 Kellie Dangerfield Southern Utah 9.675

12 Heidi Poulson-Rasmussen Brigham Young University 9.625

Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 9.900

2 Kylee Draper-Marvin Brigham Young University 9.875

3 Kellie Dangerfield Southern Utah 9.850

3 Madeleine Johnson Brigham Young University 9.850

5 Megan Donehue Brigham Young University 9.825

6 Erin Morgan Southern Utah 9.775

6 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.775

8 Ariel Lamb Southern Utah 9.750

8 Melissa Hough Brigham Young University 9.750

10 Tehani Douglas Southern Utah 9.675

11 Jenna Vogt Southern Utah 9.275

12 McKell Poulson Brigham Young University 8.750

Balance Beam Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Dayna Smart-Allen Brigham Young University 9.825

2 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.800

3 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 9.775

3 Katie Hicks Southern Utah 9.775

5 Ariel Lamb Southern Utah 9.725

6 Shannon Coughlin Southern Utah 9.700

7 Kylee Draper-Marvin Brigham Young University 9.675

8 Madeleine Johnson Brigham Young University 9.575

9 Alethea Boon Brigham Young University 9.325

10 Kaylee Gallup Brigham Young University 9.250

11 Kellie Dangerfield Southern Utah 9.225

12 Jenna Vogt Southern Utah 9.200

Floor Exercise Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Dayna Smart-Allen Brigham Young University 9.875

2 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 9.850

3 Tehani Douglas Southern Utah 9.825

3 Katie Hicks Southern Utah 9.825

3 Kellie Dangerfield Southern Utah 9.825

6 Heidi Poulson-Rasmussen Brigham Young University 9.800

7 Shannon Coughlin Southern Utah 9.775

7 Hayley Jensen Brigham Young University 9.775

9 Kiki Berrett Brigham Young University 9.750

9 Kylee Draper-Marvin Brigham Young University 9.750

11 Danielle Goldman Brigham Young University 9.700

12 Melissa Johnson Southern Utah 9.600

All Around Results Top

Place Gymnast Team Score

1 Elise Wheeler Southern Utah 39.325

2 Kellie Dangerfield Southern Utah 38.575

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