BYU gymnastics takes third in MRGC Championship

Ari Davis
Emily Vidmar competes on the beam in the meet against Utah State. (Ari Davis)

The BYU gymnastics team took third place with a score of 196.150 in the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Championship in Boise, Idaho on Saturday night.

The team competed against Boise State University, Southern Utah University and Utah State University.

The Cougars performed on the balance beam in the first rotation. Four scores of 9.750 plus Emily Vidmar’s 9.800 gave the team a total score of 48.800.

The second rotation featured BYU on the floor. Sin To and Natasha Trejo both earned scores of 9.800 while Vidmar earned a 9.850. Mackenzie Douglas set a career-high score with a 9.900 and Makenzie Halliday led the team with a 9.925. The Cougars earned a 49.275 on the floor making their running score 98.075.

BYU competed on the vault in the third rotation. Mikaela Jones earned a 9.725 while Cheyenne Hill received a 9.775. Douglas scored a 9.825 and To and Halliday received matching scores of 9.850. The team’s vault score was 49.025 bringing their running score to 147.100 heading into the final rotation.

The Cougars performed on the uneven bars in the final rotation. Three scores of 9.800 combined with Vidmar’s 9.775 and Halliday’s 9.875 gave the team a bars score of 49.050 and a final score of 196.150.

BYU’s score of 196.150 was their highest total score of the season. They placed third behind first place Boise State (197.025) and second place Southern Utah (196.575). Utah State came in fourth (195.850).

The Cougars will prepare to compete in the NCAA regionals on Saturday, April 2.


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