Smart Leads Cougars in Texas

Dayna Smart led BYU on vault, beam and floor but the Cougars had some struggles Saturday in Texas. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

DENTON -- Dayna Smart recorded one of her best nights of the season Saturday while leading the BYU women's gymnastics team on three events in a triangular meet with No. 15 Arizona and Texas Womens University in Denton Texas.

The Cougars were up and down on the night though recording a 193.725 while the Wildcats recorded a season-best 196.575 score. Host TWU turned in a 191.425 performance.

BYU came out with a good performance on vault. Smart led the way for the Cougars at 9.825 while Hayley Jensen added a 9.775 and Brittany Fischer tied her career-high 9.750 for BYU. Arizona's Karin Wurm was first at 9.900 while Nakia Westbrook led the Pioneers at 9.850.

Bars were slippery for the Cougars though as two gymnasts fell. Kylee Draper turned in a good night for BYU however with a 9.800. Capra and Willis each added a 9.775 and Jennifer Matthews recorded a 9.750 for the Cougars. Aubrey Taylor of Arizona was tops on the event at 9.850 and Courtney Arno was TWU's top performer at 9.775.

BYU did enjoy a good outing on beam tying their second highest score of the season at 48.875. Smart led the way for BYU with a second-place 9.875 while Kandis Kelly had a 9.825 and Alethea Boon added a 9.800 for the Cougars. Arizona's Aubrey Taylor captured first-place honors at 9.900 and Tonya Pipkorn was the Pioneers' top scorer at 9.775.

After recording their highest score of the season on floor against Southern Utah Wednesday, the Cougars had some struggles Saturday night. Smart recorded a strong performance on the apparatus though with a 9.825 to lead the Cougars while Kacie Capra and Lisa Willis each scored 9.750 for BYU. The Wildcats' Wurm was first at 9.900 while Pipkorn was again TWU's top finisher at 9.725.

Arizona took the top two spots in the all-around with Wurm recording a 39.400 for first-place honors while Danielle Hicks was second at 39.225. The Cougars' Capra was third at 37.825.

BYU will look to bounce back next weekend when it travels to Salt Lake City for a meet with national power and No. 2-ranked Utah Friday at 7 p.m. in the Huntsman Center. It will be the Cougars last meet before NCAA Regionals.

Meet: TWU Triangular Meet March 18, 2006

Date: 03-18-2006, Time: 20:54:31

Level: , Age: , Rotation:

Session: , Event: All Events & AA

Vault

Place Ave Score Name Num Team

1 9.900 Karin Wurm 214 Arizona Wildcats

1 9.900 TIE - Bree Workman 213 Arizona Wildcats

3 9.875 Jamie Holton 206 Arizona Wildcats

4 9.850 Alexis Greene 204 Arizona Wildcats

4 9.850 TIE - Nakia Westbrook 115 TWU PIONEERS

6 9.825 Danielle Hicks 205 Arizona Wildcats

6 9.825 TIE - Dayna Smart 311 BYU Cougars

6 9.825 TIE - Rachelle Silberg 209 Arizona Wildcats

9 9.775 Hayley Jensen 301 BYU Cougars

10 9.750 Brittany Fischer 307 BYU Cougars

11 9.700 Brittany Parker 110 TWU PIONEERS

12 9.650 Kacie Capra 305 BYU Cougars

12 9.650 TIE - Tonya Pipkorn 111 TWU PIONEERS

12 9.650 TIE - Alethea Boon 304 BYU Cougars

12 9.650 TIE - Sierra Jacobs 302 BYU Cougars

16 9.625 Kelsey Nixon 109 TWU PIONEERS

17 9.475 Amie Boles 102 TWU PIONEERS

18 9.250 Nicole Poling 112 TWU PIONEERS

Uneven Parallel Bars

Place Ave Score Name Num Team

1 9.850 Aubrey Taylor 211 Arizona Wildcats

2 9.800 Karin Wurm 214 Arizona Wildcats

2 9.800 TIE - Kylee Draper 309 BYU Cougars

4 9.775 Kacie Capra 305 BYU Cougars

4 9.775 TIE - Lisa Willis 310 BYU Cougars

4 9.775 TIE - Courtney Arno 101 TWU PIONEERS

7 9.750 Danielle Hicks 205 Arizona Wildcats

7 9.750 TIE - Jennifer Harvey 308 BYU Cougars

7 9.750 Suzanne Alvey 201 Arizona Wildcats

10 9.725 Alexis Greene 204 Arizona Wildcats

11 9.675 Bethany Rehm 113 TWU PIONEERS

11 9.675 Brisa Fuentes 104 TWU PIONEERS

13 9.525 J. Kingsbury 106 TWU PIONEERS

14 9.150 Briana Bergeson 203 Arizona Wildcats

15 9.000 Brista Michael 108 TWU PIONEERS

16 8.900 Cassie Myers 303 BYU Cougars

17 8.825 Hayley Jensen 301 BYU Cougars

18 8.250 Amber McMeans 107 TWU PIONEERS

Balance Beam

Place Ave Score Name Num Team

1 9.900 Aubrey Taylor 211 Arizona Wildcats

2 9.875 Dayna Smart 311 BYU Cougars

3 9.825 Danielle Hicks 205 Arizona Wildcats

3 9.825 TIE - Kandis Kelly 306 BYU Cougars

5 9.800 Karin Wurm 214 Arizona Wildcats

5 9.800 TIE - Jamie Holton 206 Arizona Wildcats

5 9.800 TIE - Alethea Boon 304 BYU Cougars

5 9.800 TIE - Briana Bergeson 203 Arizona Wildcats

9 9.775 Tonya Pipkorn 111 TWU PIONEERS

10 9.750 Kelsey Nixon 109 TWU PIONEERS

11 9.700 Lisa Willis 310 BYU Cougars

11 9.700 TIE - Courtney Arno 101 TWU PIONEERS

11 9.700 TIE - Amy Hulbert 105 TWU PIONEERS

14 9.675 Kylee Draper 309 BYU Cougars

15 9.200 Erin Muirhead 207 Arizona Wildcats

16 9.050 Nicole Poling 112 TWU PIONEERS

17 9.000 Brittany Parker 110 TWU PIONEERS

18 8.650 Kacie Capra 305 BYU Cougars

Floor Exercise

Place Ave Score Name Num Team

1 9.900 Karin Wurm 214 Arizona Wildcats

2 9.850 Danielle Hicks 205 Arizona Wildcats

2 9.850 TIE - Alexis Greene 204 Arizona Wildcats

2 9.850 TIE - Erin Muirhead 207 Arizona Wildcats

5 9.825 Dayna Smart 311 BYU Cougars

6 9.775 Aubrey Taylor 211 Arizona Wildcats

7 9.750 Kacie Capra 305 BYU Cougars

7 9.750 TIE - Lisa Willis 310 BYU Cougars

9 9.725 Kylee Draper 309 BYU Cougars

9 9.725 TIE - Tonya Pipkorn 111 TWU PIONEERS

9 9.725 TIE - Amy Hulbert 105 TWU PIONEERS

12 9.650 Jamie Holton 206 Arizona Wildcats

13 9.600 Nicole Poling 112 TWU PIONEERS

14 9.550 Nakia Westbrook 115 TWU PIONEERS

15 9.150 Sierra Jacobs 302 BYU Cougars

16 8.900 Kelsey Nixon 109 TWU PIONEERS

16 8.900 TIE - Amber McMeans 107 TWU PIONEERS

18 8.875 Alethea Boon 304 BYU Cougars

All Around

Place AA Total Name Num Team V UB BB FX

1 39.400 Karin Wurm 214 Arizona Wildcats 9.900 9.800 9.800 9.900

2 39.250 Danielle Hicks 205 Arizona Wildcats 9.825 9.750 9.825 9.850

3 37.825 Kacie Capra 305 BYU Cougars 9.650 9.775 8.650 9.750

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