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BYU'S ELG PLACES 3RD IN 2 EVENTS

BYU's Darren Elg, who finished second overall in the men's all-around competition, placed third in both the individual floor exercise and high bar at the NCAA men's gymnastic meet Saturday.

Iowa's Jay Thornton won the floor exercise title with a 9.85 score. Stanford's Josh Stein, the 1995 Nissen Award winner symbolic of the country's top male college gymnast, was second at 9.8375, with Elg third at 9.8125. Elg's 9.725 was good for third on the high bar.The Cougars also sent Kenzo Koshimura and Fabricio Olsson to the championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Koshimura placed eighth on the rings with a score of 9.5, but did not advance to the finals on the vault - Koshimura's other qualifying event.

Olsson also qualified for the championships on the pommel horse, but he failed to advance past the preliminaries.

Nebraska's Richard Grace followed up his all-around title with a parallel bars victory.