Spartan Beam Team Sets Record, Nelson Wins Two Events At MW Championships

LOGAN, Utah—Freshman Mia Nelson had a memorable first championship meet as she was the Mountain West Vault and Floor Champion Saturday night as the San José State women’s gymnastics team broke the beam team record and recorded a 196.400 team score at the 2024 Mountain West Championship at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. 

  • The Spartans recorded their best team event score in the final rotation on beam as SJSU set a school record with a 49.400, breaking the old record of 49.350 set on February 25 at UC Davis.
  • Marissa Ashton led the record-breaking beam team as she tied for second overall with a career-best 9.925.
  • Lauren Macpherson and Jada Mazury added a 9.900 on beam to tie for fourth place.
  • Nelson anchored the floor team with her 9.900 in the first rotation, and that held as she tied with Emma Loyim from Boise State for the title
  • On vault, Nelson tied with Maggie Slife from Air Force with a 9.825.
  • Macpherson finished tied for third on vault at 9.800 and in the all-around at 39.275.
  • Jaudai Lopes was fourth in the all-around at 39.175.
  • Katherine Weyhmiller led the Spartans on bars with a 9.875 to tie for second place, while Mazury tied for fifth on bars with a 9.850.
  • Three Spartans were recognized after the meet as Specialists of the Year.
    • Jaudai Lopes – MW Vault Specialist of the Year
    • Lauren Macpherson – MW Beam Specialist of the Year
    • Jada Mazury – MW Floor Specialist of the Year

UP NEXT – The 2024 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Selection Show will go live on Monday, March 25, at 9 a.m. PT on A link to the show will go live on the front page of The top-36 teams in the country will advance to one of four regionals, April 3-7.


2024 Mountain West Championship

Team Standings

1. Boise State        196.550

2. Utah State         196.500

3. San José State   196.500

4. Air Force            195.450



1. Mia Nelson, San José State 9.825

1. Maggie Slife, Air Force        9.825

SJSU – T1. Mia Nelson 9.825, T3. Lauren Macpherson 9.800, T8. Madison Kirsch 9.775, T8. Jaudai Lopes 9.775, T18. Devyn Valuch 9.700, T18. Mikaela Pitts 9.700.



1. Brianna Brooks, Utah State 9.900

SJSU – T2. Katherine Weyhmiller 9.875, T5. Jada Mazury 9.850, T12. Sophia Konieczny 9.775, T12. Lauren Macpherson 9.775, T15. Oliva Reardon 9.750, T15. Jaudai Lopes 9.750.



1. Emma Loyin, Boise State    9.950

SJSU – T2. Marissa Ashton 9.925, T4. Lauren Macpherson 9.900, T4. Jada Mazury 9.900, T. 10. Jaudai Lopes 9.850, T15. Madison Kirsch 9.825, T20. Katherine Weyhmiller 9.775.



1. Mia Nelson, San José State 9.900

1. Emma Loyim, Boise State   9.900

SJSU – T1. Mia Nelson 9.900, T6. Jada Mazury 9.850, T14. Lauren Macpherson 9.800, T14. Jaudai Lopes 9.800, T19. Katherine Weyhmiller 9.750, 22. Natasha Forrand 9.650.



1. Maggie Slife, Air Force        39.350

SJSU – 3. Lauren Macpherson 39.275, 4. Jaudai Lopes 39.175.