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Boise State's gymnastics team put on an impressive show for the home crowd last night, toppling 25th-ranked BYU in Taco Bell Arena. (Photo provided by Foto208.com)

The Boise State gymnastics team scored season highs on three of the four apparatuses to shock 25th-ranked BYU of the Mountain West Conference 194.775 to 194.525 last night in Taco Bell Arena. Senior Kea Cuaresma and freshman Taylor Jacob tied for the individual all-around title with 39.1's.

Coach Sam Sandmire's team began the competition on its specialty, vault, while the Cougars started on bars. Boise State came into the meet 22nd in the nation in the event but ironically this was the one event that they did not score a season high. Kylee Draper (9.85) and Jennifer Matthews (9.75) scored career highs to lead BYU to a 48.9-48.6 lead after the first rotation. Katie Dinsmore led the way for the Broncos with a solid 9.8, followed by Cuaresma and freshmen Shaniece Craft and Amber Neroes, all with 9.725's.

Boise State turned its attention to bars and the team responded. Jacob paced Boise State with a 9.875 and junior Lindsay Ward rang up a 9.8. The Broncos scored the first of three consecutive season highs with a 48.5 while BYU had to count a fall but managed a 48.15 competing on vault. Boise State held a narrow 5/100th's of a point lead halfway through the meet.

Boise State kept the pressure on the Cougars by scoring a 48.8 on the beam to BYU's 48.6 in the floor exercises. Ward's 9.875 paced the Broncos while Jacob's routine was rewarded with a 9.8 from the judges. Kacie Capra led the Cougars with a 9.8.

Clinging to a 25/100th's of a point lead, Boise State had to face its demons. Several times this year, the Broncos had been competitive in meets until the floor exercises. Last night, Boise State came through with its best performance of the year, totaling a 48.875. Boise State's previous high had been 48.675. Cuaresma (9.85), Jacob (9.8) and Dinsmore (9.8) came through for Boise State to hold off the talented Cougars who also scored a season high of 48.875 on beam. Dayna Smart's 9.875 paced BYU.


Boise State travels to Tempe this Friday for the Unos Classic, hosted by Arizona State.

Here are the complete meet results from last night:


Team Score

 

Place

Team

Score

1

Boise State

194.775

2

Brigham Young

194.525


Boise State

Head Coach: Yvonne (Sam) Sandmire

 

Gymnast

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

All-Around

Courtney Achter

 

8.925

 

 

 

Shaniece Craft

9.725

9.500

9.500

9.375

38.100

Kea Cuaresma

9.725

9.750

9.775

9.850

39.100

Katie Dinsmore

9.800

 

9.675

9.800

 

Taylor Jacob

9.625

9.875

9.800

9.800

39.100

Amber Neroes

9.725

 

 

9.650

 

Tara Oberg

 

 

9.675

 

 

Ashli Rainboth

9.450

9.575

 

 

 

Lindsay Ward

 

9.800

9.875

9.775

 

Team Totals

48.600

48.500

48.800

48.875

194.775


Brigham Young

Head Coach: Brad Cattermole

 

Gymnast

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

All-Around

Alethea Boon

9.200

 

9.775

 

 

Kacie Capra

9.650

9.800

9.725

9.800

38.975

Kylee Draper

 

9.850

9.750

9.700

 

Brittany Fischer

9.525

 

 

 

 

Sierra Jacobs

9.350

 

 

9.750

 

Hayley Jensen

9.775

9.675

 

 

 

Kandis Kelly

 

 

9.700

9.450

 

Jennifer Matthews

 

9.750

 

 

 

Cassie Myers

 

9.800

 

 

 

Dayna Smart

9.850

 

9.875

9.700

 

Lisa Willis

 

9.700

9.750

9.650

 

Team Totals

48.150

48.900

48.875

48.600

194.525


Vault Results

 

Place

Gymnast

Team

Score

1

Dayna Smart

Brigham Young

9.850

2

Katie Dinsmore

Boise State

9.800

3

Hayley Jensen

Brigham Young

9.775

4

Kea Cuaresma

Boise State

9.725

4

Shaniece Craft

Boise State

9.725

4

Amber Neroes

Boise State

9.725

7

Kacie Capra

Brigham Young

9.650

8

Taylor Jacob

Boise State

9.625

9

Brittany Fischer

Brigham Young

9.525

10

Ashli Rainboth

Boise State

9.450

11

Sierra Jacobs

Brigham Young

9.350

12

Alethea Boon

Brigham Young

9.200


Uneven Parallel Bars Results

 

Place

Gymnast

Team

Score

1

Taylor Jacob

Boise State

9.875

2

Kylee Draper

Brigham Young

9.850

3

Lindsay Ward

Boise State

9.800

3

Cassie Myers

Brigham Young

9.800

3

Kacie Capra

Brigham Young

9.800

6

Kea Cuaresma

Boise State

9.750

6

Jennifer Matthews

Brigham Young

9.750

8

Lisa Willis

Brigham Young

9.700

9

Hayley Jensen

Brigham Young

9.675

10

Ashli Rainboth

Boise State

9.575

11

Shaniece Craft

Boise State

9.500

12

Courtney Achter

Boise State

8.925


Balance Beam Results

 

Place

Gymnast

Team

Score

1

Lindsay Ward

Boise State

9.875

1

Dayna Smart

Brigham Young

9.875

3

Taylor Jacob

Boise State

9.800

4

Kea Cuaresma

Boise State

9.775

4

Alethea Boon

Brigham Young

9.775

6

Lisa Willis

Brigham Young

9.750

6

Kylee Draper

Brigham Young

9.750

8

Kacie Capra

Brigham Young

9.725

9

Kandis Kelly

Brigham Young

9.700

10

Katie Dinsmore

Boise State

9.675

10

Tara Oberg

Boise State

9.675

12

Shaniece Craft

Boise State

9.500


Floor Exercise Results

 

Place

Gymnast

Team

Score

1

Kea Cuaresma

Boise State

9.850

2

Katie Dinsmore

Boise State

9.800

2

Taylor Jacob

Boise State

9.800

2

Kacie Capra

Brigham Young

9.800

5

Lindsay Ward

Boise State

9.775

6

Sierra Jacobs

Brigham Young

9.750

7

Kylee Draper

Brigham Young

9.700

7

Dayna Smart

Brigham Young

9.700

9

Amber Neroes

Boise State

9.650

9

Lisa Willis

Brigham Young

9.650

11

Kandis Kelly

Brigham Young

9.450

12

Shaniece Craft

Boise State

9.375


All Around Results

 

Place

Gymnast

Team

Score

1

Kea Cuaresma

Boise State

39.100

1

Taylor Jacob

Boise State

39.100

3

Kacie Capra

Brigham Young

38.975

4

Shaniece Craft

Boise State

38.100

 


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