PROVO -- For the first time in BYU history, a perfect 10.0 was scored on both the beam, and the floor exercise, as the Cougars competed Friday night in the Marriott Center.
Junior Kari Lords received a perfect 10.0 on her beam routine, and Brogan Jacobsen, also a junior, got a 10.0 on her crowd-pleasing floor routine. BYU has never received perfect 10.0s on these events.
The only other perfect ten in BYU history came from Christy McAdams in 1992 for the vault.
"Kari really put it together on her beam routine, and Brogan just lit up the floor," BYU head coach Brad Cattermole said. "Individually we had some awesome routines, but as a team, we just didn't have the energy."
The Cougars placed second overall in the closely-scored quad meet with a score of 195.425. Opponent Southern Utah took first with a 195.875. Third place went to Central Michigan with a 195.250, and Utah State took fourth with a 195.225.
BYU struggled getting the meet started on the vault, scoring a 48.275, but picked it up on the bars getting their second highest bar score of the season with a 49.250. The team struggled on the beam until Lords stepped up to win her 10.0. The team beam average was a 48.300.
When the Cougars took the floor for warm-ups, Lords twisted her ankle on a tumbling pass, taking her out of competition. With senior Brooke Haskett out with a knee injury, the Cougars have had to adjust their floor line-up. BYU beat it's season high floor score with a new high of 49.600, and Jacobsen won her 10.0.
Another highlight of the floor was junior Trisha Ashton who scored a career high 9.900.
"Trisha really came through for us tonight on the floor," Cattermole said. "She knew that she had to step up, and she certainly did."
Ashton also tied for second on the vault with a 9.875
Other Cougars who received career highs Friday night include freshman Lisa Willis who received a career high 9.825 on the bars and 9.925 on the floor. Senior Lindsay Butterfield broke her career record on floor with a 9.950, and tied for second place for the event.
Lords also broke her season high on the bars with a 9.900, and tied for second place for the event.
The Cougars take on the Oregon State Beavers next Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.
Southern Utah University 195.875
Brigham Young University 195.425
Central Michigan University 195.250
Utah State University 195.225
Vault (SUU 48.275; BYU 48.275; CMU 48.625; USU 48.725)
1. Nicole Kilpatrick (USU) 9.900
2. (tie) Trisha Ashton (BYU) and Kara Reighard (CMU) 9.875
Other BYU Scores
Meghan Donahue 9.750
Megan Pessoa 9.750
Lindsay Butterfield 9.625
Kirsten Pauga 9.275
Jaime Mabray 9.225
Bars (SUU 49.150; BYU 49.250; CMU 49.275; USU 48.525)
1. Sara Burtinsky (CMU) 9.950
2. (tie) Meagan Nelson (USU) and Kari Lords (BYU) 9.900
Other BYU Scores
Brogan Jaacobsen 9.875
Jaime Mabray 9.850
Lisa Willis 9.825
Lindsay Butterfield 9.800
Kirsten Pauga 9.075
Beam (SUU 49.150; BYU 48.300; CMU 47.925; USU 48.525)
1. Kari Lords (BYU) 10.000
2. (tie) Talayna Fortunato (SUU) and Carly Geronimo (SUU) 9.875
Other BYU Scores
Kirsten Pauga 9.725
Lisa Willis 9.600
Lindsay Butterfield 9.600
Jaime Mabray 9.375
Trisha Ashton 9.200
Floor (SUU 49.300; BYU 49.600; CMU 19.425; USU 49.450)
1. Brogan Jacobsen (BYU() 10.000
2. (tie) Nicole Kilpatrick (USU) 9.950 and Lindsay Butterfield (BU) 9.950
Other BYU Scores
Lisa Willis 9.925
Trisha Ashton 9.900
Candace Slater 9.825
Kirsten Pauga 9.150
PROVO -- BYU's No. 24 ranked women's gymnastics team hosts No. 25 Central Michigan, No. 27 Utah State and Southern Utah Friday night for their first home quad-meet of the season. The competition begins at 7 p.m. in the Marriott Center.
The Cougars defeated Kentucky last Friday with a season-high score of 196.800. The Cougars also set season highs on vault (49.00), bars (49.275) and floor (49.450). Senior Lindsay Butterfield took the all-around with a career best of 39.325. The high scores moved BYU up six places in the rankings from No. 30 to No. 24.
Despite the big win and the season high score, the Cougars have had to remain focused and practice hard.
"Any team can score big," BYU head coach Brad Cattermole said. "What separates those teams from the best teams is consistency. Big teams hit consistently."
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds suffered their lowest score of the season last week after falling to Cal State Fullerton 194.800-192.975. However; the Thunderbirds are off to one of the best starts in the school's gymnastics history at 7-1.
Utah State fell to Ohio State last Friday 196.375-195.275, yet received a season-best score on vault (48.950) and a school record on floor (49.500). The Aggies are currently 6-6.
A season-high 195.850 gave Central Michigan a sweep over Michigan State and Ball State last weekend. No. 25 CMU is 18-1 this season.
Sophomore Jaime Mabray who has been injured since after BYU's first meet against Utah, will enter competition again this week. Jaime won the all-around against Utah and nearly broke the school's all-around record with her score of 39.650.