PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s gymnastics returns home for the first time in three weeks to host MRGC opponent Utah State Friday night at the Smith Fieldhouse.
"Utah State is an in-state and conference opponent, so it's a big deal going up against them," BYU head coach Guard Young said. "This is also a big meet because we're only allowed to count three home scores towards our qualifying total for regionals, and since we only have three home meets this will be a score we are going to count."
The Cougars scored a 194.000 for a second place finish against Southern Utah last week. Makenzie Johnson Halliday finished first overall with an all-around score of 39.175 and led the Cougars on floor and vault with a 9.850 and 9.800, respectively. Senior Emily Vidmar won the independent title on beam with a 9.850 and Éliane Kulczyk led the team on bars with a 9.825.
Utah State (195.100) finished fourth in a quad meet against a trio of ranked opponents in No. 1 Oklahoma (197.675), No. 12 Denver (196.000) and No. 17 George Washington (195.750). The Aggies were led by senior McKinzey Martinez, who scored a 39.125 in the all-around, recording a 9.750 on vault, a 9.850 on bars, a 9.725 on beam and a 9.800 on floor.
The meet will begin at 7 p.m. MST. Tickets can be purchased online at the BYU ticket office. BYU gymnastics will also be hosting Ward Night where wards can purchase group passes for $20 from the ticket office as well.