The coaches aren't too concerned about the landings because the gymnasts have not had many reps of hard landings.
"Those will come," Marsden said. "We worked hard this summer to get those vaults because we felt like we were behind the eight ball last year. We don't want to give away those tenths so we worked really hard this summer and it has paid off."
Utah's effort was good enough to earn the Utes a No. 6 ranking nationally in the event. LSU had the weekend's best vault performance, scoring 49.525.
In the future
Marsden expects freshman Missy Reinstadtler, who did not break into any lineups on Saturday, to be a factor in the future as she continues to recover from a stress fracture in her foot.
A two-time Junior Olympic national champion, Reinstadtler is behind now because of the injury, but is catching up fast, Marsden said.
"Her quality of movement, she is an elite level athlete," Marsden said. "People will see that when she competes. She is between a 9.9 and a 10.0, so her future is bright. We just need to get her an opportunity or two."
Finding a way to do that is tough, Marsden said, because the team performed so well Saturday.
"No one pulled themselves out of the lineups," Marsden said. "That is a good thing."
In the rankings
The Utes moved up one spot to No. 5 based on their win Saturday while this week's opponent, BYU, is ranked No. 21. Utah's MyKayla Skinner is fourth in the all-around (39.55) and MaKenna Merrell is 10th (39.425). Skinner is also eighth in the vault (9.9), fourth in the bars (9.9) and tied with Merrell for sixth in the floor (9.9). … Utah senior Baely Rowe is third in the balance beam (9.925).