PROVO, Utah – Makenzie Johnson won the all-around with a score of 39.275, but BYU women’s gymnastics placed third totaling 194.400 in the final home meet of the season against Central Michigan and Utah State Friday at the Smith Fieldhouse.
“I wish we would have done a little better on beam,” BYU gymnastics head coach Brad Cattermole said. “I was very happy with floor. On the bars, I was really pleased with Brittni Wilde. This is her first meet competing as a real competitor in her career. She did a great job for us.”
Central Michigan placed first with a 196.150 with Utah State following with a 195.100.
The Cougars started on the vault and Johnson led the team with a score of 9.825. Jill Van Mierlo’s 9.800 was good for second, while Mikaela Jones tied a vault season high of 9.725. After the first rotation, BYU led Utah State but trailed Central Michigan with a total score of 48.825.
During the second rotation on bars, the Cougars recorded a team season high of 49.050. Van Mierlo set a new career high with a 9.900. In her first meet of the season, Wilde’s 9.825 was second best for BYU on the bars. KayCee Gassaway, Johnson and Emily Vidmar all scored 9.775 each.
After the second rotation, BYU’s 97.875 was still good for second behind the Chippewas.
During the fourth and final rotation on the floor, Gassaway, Johnson and Vidmar all scored 9.875. Vidmar's 9.875 tied her season high, while Gassaway tied a career high with the 9.875.
The Cougars will now go on the road for a meet against Utah State in Logan on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. MDT.
PROVO, Utah – BYU gymnastics welcomes Central Michigan and Utah State to the Smith Fieldhouse Friday for senior night.
“This is going to be a really fun meet,” BYU gymnastics coach Brad Cattermole said. “Our last meet was not our best and sometimes that lights a fire underneath. We want to come back and really show what we’re capable of doing in our last home meet against two good teams.”
Friday’s tri-meet will be the last home meet of the season before heading off to Utah State and Denver for the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Championship.
The Cougars’ floor team scored a season-high 49.250 last Friday against Boise State and moved up from 31st to 18th in the nation.
Seniors KayCee Gassaway, Ashley Robinson and Jordan Schult will be honored following the meet. Gassaway recorded career highs on bars and floor with a 9.875 each this season. Robinson earned a season-high 9.750 on beam, while Schult recorded career highs on vault (9.875), beam (9.775) and floor (9.850).
“Our seniors this year have all been great for us,” Cattermole said. “They’re kids that we love and we’re going to miss them when they’re not here, but we’re also excited about what life holds for those three. They’ll be wonderful representatives of BYU and BYU gymnastics for years to come.”
The meet will begin at 7 p.m. MST with live stats found on the BYU gymnastics schedule page.