Despite posting a season-high team score, the BYU gymnastics team came up just short in a 196.550-196.425 loss to Denver on Friday night at Smith Fieldhouse in Provo.
"It was a great meet; we finally competed like we do in practice," said BYU coach Brad Cattermole.
BYU’s Raquel Willman Hatch won the all-around with a score of 39.425, followed by Makenzie Johnson with 39.375. Both scores were career bests.
The Cougars next compete against Utah State on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at Smith Fieldhouse.
SLCC • Salt Lake Community College opened its season with two losses at the Coyote Border Battle in Henderson, Nev., falling to Arizona Western 6-0 and Yavapai CC 3-2.
Utah State 5, Montana 2 • The Aggies swept the doubles matches, then Dennis Baumgartner, Marcus Fritz, Sebastian Schneider and Andrew Whiting won in singles to lift the Aggies at home.
SLCC • The Bruins opened their season with two defeats at the Southern Nevada Kickoff in Henderson, Nev., losing to Eastern Arizona College 5-2 and Pima CC 7-3.
Colorado Invitational • Four University of Utah skiers finished in the top 10 in the Nordic classical races in Winter Park, Colo. Anna Svendsen and Josefin Nilsson took fourth and fifth, respectively, in the women’s 5K, and Noe Bellet and Niklas Pearson were sixth and seventh, respectively, in the men’s 10K. The Utes are in third place after the first day of competition with 152 points, 24 back of first-place Denver.
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