Husky Gymnastics Team Edges Arizona by .075

Feb. 18, 2001

Seattle - The Washington women's gymnastics improved its record to 8-5 by edging Arizona (4-12) 195.575 to 195.500 in a dual meet at Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Washington's score was its second highest of the season. The Huskies had to come from behind in the final rotation to pull out the victory.

Trailing 146.775 to 146.350 after three rotations, the Huskies scored 49.225 on floor exercise to win the meet. Arizona recorded a score of 48.725 on balance beam, the Wildcats' final event. Washington was led on floor by a pair of career high scores from junior Stacy Wong and senior Lanna Apisukh. Wong, competing fourth in the rotation, scored 9.900 and Apisukh followed that up with a score of 9.975.

Apisukh won the floor exercise competition outright and tied Arizona's Randi Liljenquist for all-around honors with a score of 39.275. Liljenquist finished first on beam with a score of 9.900.

Wong got Washington's only other victory during the meet with a first-place showing on bars with a score of 9.925. The Huskies swept that event with a second-place showing by freshman Emily Pritchard (9.8750 and third place by Apisukh (9.800). Arizona's Kara Fry and Andi McCabe tied for first on vault with scores of 9.850.

Husky junior Jessica Schedler set a career high during the meet on vault, scoring 9.825 to finish third in the event.

The Huskies host Oregon State next Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in Bank of America Arena.

Event Results

Team: 1. Washington 195.575, 2. Arizona 195.500.

All-Around: 1t. Lanna Apisukh (UW) and Randi Liljenquist (UA) 39.275, 3. Emily Pritchard (UW) 39.175, 4. Stacy Wong (UW) 38.925, 5. Kara Fry (UA) 38.900.

Vault: 1t. Kara Fry (UA) and Andi McCabe (UA) 9.850, 3. Jessica Schedler (UW) 9.825, 4. Mandi Klug (UW) 9.775, 5t. Stacy Wong (UW) Nikki Beyschau (UA) and Randi Liljenquist (UA) 9.750, 8. Heather Straccia (UA) 9.700, 9. Lanna Apisukh (UW) 9.650, 10. Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.625, 11. Cori Messina (UA) 9.600, 12. Molly Seaman (UW) 9.350.

Bars: 1. Stacy Wong (UW) 9.925, 2. Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.875, 3t. Lanna Apisukh (UW) and Nicci Filchner (UA) 9.800, 5. Randi Liljenquist (UA) 9.775, 6. Jessica Schedler (UW) 9.750, 7t. Kara Fry (UA) and Heather Straccia (UA) 9.725, 9. Nikki Beyschau (UA) 9.675, 10. Kim Claussen (UW) 9.650, 11. Sidney Field (UW) 8.900, 12. Emily Peterman (UA) 8.100.

Beam: 1. Randi Liljenquist (UA) 9.900, 2. Mandi Klug (UW) 9.875, 3t. Lanna Apisukh (UW) and Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.850, 5. Andi McCabe (UA) 9.825, 6. Molly Seaman (UW) 9.800, 7. Lindsay Compitello (UA) 9.775, 8. Mary Reiss (UA) 9.750, 9. Kara Fry (UW) 9.475, 10. Stacy Wong (UW) 9.350, 11. Sheehan Lemley (UA) 9.175, 12. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.100.

Floor: 1. Lanna Apisukh (UW) 9.975, 2. Stacy Wong (UW) 9.900, 3. Heather Straccia (UA) 9.875, 4t. Kara Fry (UA), Randi Liljenquist (UA) and Mary Reiss (UA) 9.850 , 7. Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.825, 8. Molly Seaman (UW) 9.800, 9. Cori Messina (UA) 9.750, 10. Amy Metcalf (UW) 9.725, 11. Mandi Klug (UW) 9.375, 12. Andi McCabe (UA) 9.125.

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