Husky Gymnasts Fall at Boise State

March 10, 2001

Boise, ID - Boise State defeated the 24th-ranked Washington women's gymnastics team 196.775 to 195.750 in a dual meet. Despite the loss, the Huskies score will replace a lower score from earlier this season and improve their regional qualifying score and secure at slot at the upcoming NCAA regional championships. The loss drops the Huskies to 10-6-1 this season.

The Huskies were led by Stacy Wong and Lanna Apisukh, who tied for first place in the vault competition with a score of 9.875, and freshman Emily Pritchard, who placed first on bars with a 9.925. Lanna Apisukh was second in the all-around with a score of 39.375. The Huskies saw their chances for a victory in the meet disappear when they had to count a pair of falls by Stacy Wong and Kim Claussen on bars. Washington scored just 47.925 on the event.

'We had hoped to come away with a score of 196, so we were pretty close,' said Husky coach Bob Levesque. 'We had a bad day on bars. I doubt we'll ever have a meet where we will have to count this many falls on bars. It is frustrating, because we could have scored even higher. But, we rallied really well and had a great meet on the other events. We have been solid on bars and floor most of the season and really come on in the past few meets on vault. To throw our season-high score on beam was another good sign that this team is really starting to peak.'

The Huskies were solid on their other three events. Washington scored 49.250 on vault, a season-high 49.375 on beam and 49.200 on floor.

Washington concludes its regular season next Saturday when the Huskies travel to Oregon State to compete in the Shanico Invitational on March 17.

Team Results       Vault    Bars    Beam   Floor    TotalBoise State       49.025  49.500  48.900  49.350  196.775Washington        49.250  47.925  49.375  49.200  195.750

All-Around: 1. Jamie Johns (BSU) 39.525, 2. Lanna Apisukh (UW) 39.375, 3. Tiffany Weston (BSU) 39.300, 4. Breanne Holmes (BSU) 38.975, 5. Stacy Wong (UW) 38.750.

Vault: 1t. Stacy Wong (UW) 9.8750 and Lanna Apisukh (UW) 9.875, 3. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.850. Other Husky Scores: 4t. Mandi Klug and Molly Seaman 9.825, 7. Jessica Schedler 9.800.

Bars: 1t. Emily Pritchard (UW), Annie Kaus (BSU) and Jamie Johns (BSU) 9.925. Other Husky Scores: 7. Lanna Apisukh 9.825, 8. Jessica Schedler 9.750, 9. Tanya Powers 9.250, 10. Stacy Wong 9.175 and Kim Claussen 9.075.

Beam: 1. Debbie Thompson (BSU) 9.975, 2. Mandi Klug (UW) 9.925, 3t. Stacy Wong (UW), Molly Seaman (UW) and Jamie Johns (BSU) 9.900. Other Husky Scores: 6. Amy Metcalf 9.875, 9. Lanna Apisukh 9.775 and 10. Tanya Powers 9.725.

Floor: 1Breanne Holmes (BSU) 9.925, 2t. Lanna Apisukh (UW), Jamie Johns (BSU) and Tiffany Weston (BSU) 9.900. Other Husky Scores: 5. Mandi Klug 9.875, 7. Sidney Field 9.825, 8t. Stacy Wong and Molly Seaman 9.800 and Amy Metcalf 9.775.

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