DENVER – The BYU gymnastics team finished in third place on the road with a total score of 195.425 against No. 17 Denver and Iowa Saturday night.
BYU’s score was its third highest of the season and finished with team-season highs on the vault and floor with a 49.175 and 49.150, respectively. Denver finished first with a 196.725 and Iowa finished second with a 195.850.
On vault, Jordan Schult recorded a career-high 9.875 and led the team with Makenzie Johnson adding the same score. Sin To and Kaycee Gassaway earned a career high and season high, respectively, with a 9.825.
Jill Van Mierlo tied a career-high 9.800 and led the team on bars. Emily Vidmar followed with a 9.775, while Johnson finished with a 9.725. On beam, Van Mierlo also recorded a team-high 9.750, while Vidmar finished with a 9.725.
On the floor exercise, Van Mierlo finished with a career-high and Johnson tied a season-high with a 9.900 each. Vidmar followed by tying a season-high 9.825, while Gassaway recorded a 9.800.
Van Mierlo finished in second as an all-arounder with a 39.225 with Johnson following in third place with a 39.200.
The Cougars stay on the road to take on Boise State at the Taco Bell Arena on Friday at 7 p.m. MST.
PROVO, Utah – BYU gymnastics hits the road for its next two meets starting with a tri-meet with the No. 17 Denver Pioneers and University of Iowa on Saturday at 6 p.m. MST.
“We’re excited to compete against Denver and Iowa,” BYU gymnastics coach Brad Cattermole said. “They're both great teams. We’re just going to keep looking to improve our own score and put together a solid four events.”
The Cougars placed in third two weeks ago in a tri-meet with Denver and Boise State in the Smith Fieldhouse. Freshman Jill Van Mierlo finished in first in the all-around to help BYU finish with a 195.450, but fell short to Denver’s second-place score of 196.150.
Seven career or season highs were recorded by the Cougars last week including Makenzie Johnson’s career-high 9.900 on the vault.
BYU dropped its last meet against Southern Utah with a 194.975, while the Pioneers placed first in its last meet with a 195.425. Iowa also fell short with a total score of 196.370 last week.
The meet will take place at the Hamilton Gymnasium in Denver. Live stats can be found on the link, here.