The Cougars take Second at gymnastics quad meet


BYU took second place in the quad meet against University of Arizona, Texas Woman’s University and University of Bridgeport with a 196.025.

BYU gymnast Ashley Follett competes on the beam.(Photo by Chris Bunker)
BYU gymnast Ashley Follett competes on the beam.(Photo by Chris Bunker)

As BYU’s last meet of the season before championships, the Cougars performed well overall, reaching multiple personal bests and providing two of the four all-around gymnasts of the meet.

The Cougars led the meet in vaults. Sophomore Eliane Kulczyk paved the way taking first place, with a career high of 9.900. Sophomore Makenzie Johnson made a three-way tie for second place, scoring a 9.875.

For uneven parallel bars, BYU again took first place, Kulczyk on a high scoring another personal best with a 9.875. Second place was a tie between BYU’s sophomore Emily Vidmar, also scoring a personal best of a 9.850, and senior Raquel Willman Hatch.

The balance beam didn’t seem to be BYU’s event of the evening. Even with six participating gymnasts BYU placed 11th out of the four schools.

The Cougars made their way back into the lead with the floor events, with multiple gymnasts reaching new personal bests. Emily Vidmar scored a career high of 9.900 and tied for second place with Johnson. Junior KayCee Gassaway also scored career high on the floor with a 9.850.

BYU placed two all-around gymnasts at today’s meet, Hatch with a 39.225 and Johnson with a 39.100.

Up next for the Cougars they will be facing the MRGC Championship meet next week. The meet will be held at 1 p.m. MDT in the Provo Marriot Center, and will be broadcasted on BYUtv.

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