BYU Places Second In Three-Team Meet

PROVO -- Led by a career-high performance by junior Kim Little, the No. 11 BYU women's gymnastics team placed second in the a three-team meet with a team score of 195.650. Utah won the meet with a season-high score of 197.200 and Southern Utah placed third with a score of 193.300.

Little, who suffered a thumb injury Friday during practice, was questionable for the meet but finished with a career-high all-around score of 39.400.

Little also tied a personal best 9.875 on the uneven bars, despite having to start over because of a loose cable on the bars that forced her stop. She scored the 9.875 after starting over at the end of the lineup. Little was also the only event winner for the Cougars by scoring a 9.950 on the floor exercise to win the event.

Sophomore Kelly Parkinson, who set the all-around school record of 39.550 a week ago, had another strong meet, scoring a 39.375 in the all-around. She tied for third on the floor with a 9.900.

Utah's Deidra Graham won the all-around with a score of 39.575. Caycee Overstreet finished with a 38.975 to lead the Thunderbirds.

The Cougars will participate in a regional meet on April 1 at a site to be announced next week.

Utah: 197.200

BYU: 195.650

Southern Utah: 193.300

Vault: BYU 49.000, Utah 49.000, SUU 48.375

1. Deidra Graham (UU), 9.900

2. Denice Pauga (BYU), 9.850

Denise Jones (UU), 9.850

3. Kelly Parkinson (BYU), 9.825

Bars: Utah 49.350, SUU 48.775, BYU 48.275

1. Graham (UU), 9.900

Jenny Schmidt (UU), 9.900

2. Kim Little (BYU), 9.875

Theresa Wolf (UU), 9.875

Angelika Schatton (UU), 9.875

3. Parkinson (BYU), 9.825

Beam: Utah 49.475, BYU 49.000, SUU 47.350

1. Ashley Kever (UU), 9.950

2. Schatton (UU), 9.925

3. Pauga (BYU), 9.875

Kim Allan (UU), 9.875

Graham (UU), 9.875

Floor: BYU 49.375, Utah 49.375, SUU 48.800

1. Little (BYU), 9.950

2. Kever (UU), 9.925

3. Parkinson (BYU), 9.900

Graham (UU), 9.900


1. Graham (UU), 39.575

2. Schatton (UU), 39.425

3. Little (BYU), 39.400

4. Parkinson (BYU), 39.375