BYU gymnastics ends their season at NCAA Regionals

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Ari Davis
The BYU gymnastics team gets ready to compete on bars in the meet against SUU. (Ari Davis)

The BYU gymnastics team scored a 194.075 to finish in sixth place at the NCAA Regionals at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday night.

It was the team’s final meet of the season.

“We only had 19 hits and five sticks,” said head coach Guard Young. “That’s not good enough if you are going to compete with some of the best teams in the country.”

The Cougars scored 48.825 on vault, 48.525 on the uneven bars, 47.650 on the balance beam, and 49.075 on floor to finish with a total score of 194.075.

Florida (196.725) and Minnesota (196.175) finished in first and second place and will both advance to the national championship semifinals in Fort Worth, Texas. Missouri (195.850) finished in third, Denver (195.700) placed fourth, Ohio State University (194.775) took fifth and BYU took sixth.

In her final meet as a Cougar, Makenzie Halliday placed fourth in the all-around with a score of 39.100.

The meet marked Young’s first NCAA Regional appearance as a head coach and it was the 25th time the Cougars have made it to regionals in the past 29 years.

BYU will return several gymnasts next season and will look to build upon their 2016 season.

 

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