Mar 05 | 07:00 PM
2nd - 197.150
Brigham Young University
3rd - 195.875
California State University, Sacramento
3rd - 195.875
Michigan State University
5th - 195.025
Boise State University
6th - 192.200
Seattle Pacific University
1st - 197.675
Oregon State University
Anonymous | Posted: 6 Mar 2004 | Updated: 6 Mar 2004

PROVO -- The Cougars continue their high-scoring streak, bringing home a 197.150 from the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational Friday at the Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore.

BYU took second place to Oregon State (197.675) with Sacramento State and Michigan State tied for third (195.875) and Boise State (195.025) and Seattle Pacific (192.900) in fifth and sixth place. This brings the Cougars to 12-4.

"You just do the best you can and count up the scores when it's over," said BYU coach Brad Cattermole.

Cattermole said the team is pleased with the high score - this brings the Cougars one step closer to Regionals.

"As I've said before, Oregon State is exceedingly difficult to beat at home," he said. "But our 197.150 will help us more than their 197.675 will help them because it's an away meet."

BYU saw an all-time record high 49.575 on vault and a season high on beam (49.175).

The Cougars controlled the vault, behind OSU's Chelsea Plourde (9.975). Jaime Mabray and Trisha Ashton tied for second place (9.950) with Marie-Helene Claveau and Kirsten Pauga splitting fourth.

Mabray also tied for first on floor (9.925) and second on beam (9.900). Kari Lords took third place on the uneven bars (9.875), tied for third on floor (9.900) and tied with Claveau for forth on beam (9.875).

"They're a great group of girls to work with," Cattermole said. "I can be a coach, I don't have to be a policeman."

Cattermole said he is proud of the team's performance. They handled themselves well under pressure, staying focused and aggressive.

"The pressure is what you put on yourself," he said. "Hopefully you get off to a rolling start, then just keep hitting."

The Cougars now prepare for their final home meet of the season Tuesday against Southern Utah at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.

"The girls will get a couple of days to rest, then they will be ready to go," Cattermole said.

This will be the last home meet for seniors Ashton, Lords, Brogan Jacobsen and Megan Pessoa.

Cougar fans can say goodbye in neon as the meet is themed "80's night." Fans arriving in stilettos with crimped hair can win prizes.

Tickets for Friday's meet are available at the BYU Ticket Office or by calling 800-322-BYU1 or 378-BYU1. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for senior citizens, BYU faculty, and students without an All-Sport Card; and $15 for a family pass. Admission is free to students with an All-Sport Card.


Anonymous | Posted: 2 Mar 2004 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 14 BYU challenges No. 13 Oregon State


PROVO -- Focused and driven by its recent success, No. 14 BYU prepares to do battle against No. 13 Oregon State Friday at 7 p.m. in the Gill Coliseum.

"It is extremely hard to beat Oregon State in a home meet," said BYU coach Brad Cattermole. "This meet is going to come down to who can stick their routines."

Cattermole said it will be an exciting challenge to compete against a team of Oregon State's caliber and talent. He sees this as an opportunity for the Cougars to refocus and to come back to reality, considering their recent success.

Having won its last four meets, BYU now sits at 8-3. The Cougars have also set some team and personal career bests. In its last meet against Texas Woman's University and Air Force, BYU set a all-time high of 197.550, scoring season highs in all four events, 49.425 on vault, 49.400 on bars, 49.100 on beam and 49.625 in the floor exercise.

The record-breaking score allowed the Cougars to leap through the rankings from No. 24 to No. 14. Junior Jaime Mabray also landed a perfect 10.0 on vault -- the second in BYU history in vault.

"The girls support each other - if one makes a mistake, she keeps going," Cattermole said. "That's how you improve, and that's why they're so good."

Oregon State creates a highly professional environment at all of its home meets, Cattermole said. This will serve as a good assessment of the team's progress and ability to handle pressure.

"It will be set up like Regionals or Nationals," he said. "This is the ideal time in the season for the meet."

But Cattermole said he's looking forward to the meet and isn't really concerned with the girls' nerves. The Cougars are working hard and are looking comfortable in their presentation.

"We're more concerned with hitting our routines, not with winning or losing," he said. "If we can score another 197, I could care less about the outcome of the meet."

Following the meet against Oregon State, the Cougars will return for their final home meet of the season, challenging Southern Utah March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.