Utah Utes gymnastics: Kim paces Utes past Cornhuskers

Published: Saturday, Feb. 14 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

"We still have yet to have a perfect meet this season," SUU head coach Scott Bauman said after the meet as the Thunderbirds had to count a fall on beam. "However, I like the grit and determination that I'm seeing in the girls. I know that we are close, and I know that the girls know what they can do to improve those areas that we are lacking. We just need that last little bit of consistency." Southern Utah led start to finish during the meet, opening with a 48.750 on vault with Lindsey Schultz and Elise Wheeler leading the way with matching 9.775's. The mark tied the pair for first-place individually with BYU's Megan Donehue. SUU finished the event with all of the scores in the 9.700 range with Vogt (9.750), Johnson (9.725) and Kellie Dangerfield (9.725) rounding out the team score.

The T-Birds' sweep continued in the all-around with Vogt (39.225) and Johnson (39.075) each scoring career highs to capture first and second place. Wheeler (39.050) and Dangerfield (38.800) rounded out the top four with BYU's Goldman finishing in fifth with a 36.475.

Southern Utah will be back in action next weekend when the Thunderbirds host the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Centrum Arena. The meet is the first ever Breast Cancer Awareness Meet that the T-Birds have hosted and will also mark the return of former SUU assistant coach Caleb Phillips who is now at Iowa. The competition is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

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