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2nd - 195.375
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1st - 195.500
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jgreen | Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Johnson shines as Cougars take second to Thunderbirds


PROVO, Utah— Makenzie Johnson won the all-around and recorded the high score in two of the four events as No. 28 BYU gymnastics team took second to No. 29 Southern Utah Friday night.

"I thought there were areas where we could have been better, but I was happy with the overall result," head coach Brad Cattermole said. "At least its a score that we could count. The win would be nice to have, but in the end it's really about getting high scores to get to the postseason."

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The Thunderbirds won the balance beam and the uneven bars as they outscored the Cougars 195.500-195.375 overall.

BYU posted the high score in three of the four events. KayCee Gassaway matched a career high with a 9.875 on the uneven bars for the high score. SUU’s Jamie Armijo scored a 9.850 for second place in the event.

The Cougars took the top two spots in the vault, with Johnson recording a 9.80 and Gassaway putting up a 9.775. BYU’s Jordan Schult and three SUU gymnasts tied for third with a score of 9.75.

Johnson also put up the top score in the floor exercise with a 9.875. Megan Bain Tidwell tied with two Thunderbirds for second in the event with a score of 9.825.

Johnson posted an overall score of 39.150 to win the all-around, followed closely by teammate Raquel Willman Hatch, who finished second with a score of 38.925. Southern Utah’s Memory Shettles took third, finishing with a score of 38.525.

The Cougars and Thunderbirds will face off again next Monday Feb. 24 in Cedar City, Utah as the teams finish a home-and-home series.

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AaronS | Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU returns home to host Southern Utah


PROVO, Utah - After one week away from home, the BYU gymnastics team returns to Provo to host in-state opponent Southern Utah on Feb. 21 at the Smith Fieldhouse.

BYU and SUU rank No. 28 and 29 in the nation, respecitvely, scoring an average of 194.663 for the Cougars and 194.625 for the Thunderbirds.

The two teams have already met once this season in a quad meet at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. BYU outscored SUU 194.550-192.025 in that meeting in early January, but Southern Utah has scored a 195 or higher in its last four meets, including a 195.550-195.450 win over No. 18 Denver last week.

The Thunderbirds last came to Provo on Feb. 23 last year when the Cougars won the meet, 195.800-194.075.

The meet begins at 7 p.m. MST and will be broadcast live on BYUtv. Live stats and online video will be availble on BYUcougars.com

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