UW Gymnastics Teams Upends No. 20 California
Jan. 27, 2002
Seattle - The Washington women's gymnastics team posted its highest score of the season and won all four individual event titles to defeat 20th-ranked California 194.800 to 192.625 at Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The Huskies were led by sophomore Molly Seaman, who finished first in the all-around for the first-time in her career with a score of 39.250.
The win raised Washington's record to 2-1 while the Bears fell to 3-1.
Seaman won the beam with a score of 9.875 and tied teammate Carly Dockendorf for the floor title, also with a score of 9.875. Those wins marked the first event titles in Seaman's career. During the meet, Seaman recorded a career-best score of 9.775 on bars to finish third in that event.
Seaman was not the Huskies only first-time event winner.
Sophomore Tanya Powers took home her first event title by winning vault with a score of 9.900. That was one of four career-best scores Powers posted on the day. She had a 9.825 on beam to finish second, a 9.725 on floor and 39.200 on all-around.
Washington's Emily Pritchard tied Cal's My-Lan Dodd, a Seattle native, for top honors on bars with a score of 9.850, equaling her career high. Husky sophomore Amy Metcalf collected a career high score on bars with a 9.725.
Washington jumped out to a quick lead in the dual-meet by recording a season high score of 48.850 on vault. The Huskies went on to post season best scores on bars (48.875) and floor (49.050).
The Huskies defeated the Bears in head-to-head scoring in every event except for beam, which the Bears won 48.450 to 48.025.
Washington's next meet will be Feb. 1 when the Huskies travel to Oregon State.
Team Results Vault Bars Beam Floor TotalCalifornia 48.750 47.850 48.450 47.575 192.625Washington 48.850 48.875 48.025 49.050 194.800
Vault: 1. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.900, 2. Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.875, 3. Lauren Shipp (CAL) 9.825, 4t. Lindsay Baker (CAL) and My-Lan Dodd 9.800, 6. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.775, 7. Molly Seaman (UW) 9.725, 8. Janet McKnight (CAL) 9.700, 9. Karissa Chock (CAL) 9.625, 10. Courtney Canavan (UW) 9.575, 11. Lauren Brooks (UW) 9.525 and Lisa Arnold (CAL) 8.925.
Bars: 1t. Emily Pritchard (UW) and My-Lan Dodd (CAL) 9.850, 3t. Molly Seaman (UW) and Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.775, 5t. Tanya Powers (UW) and Janet McKnight (CAL) 9.750, 7t. Amy Metcalf (UW) and Allison Bruce (UW) 9.725, 9. Karissa Chock (CAL) 9.600, 10t. Sheilah Buack (CAL) and Miho Maeda (CAL) 9.325, 12. Stephanie Kim (CAL) 9.200.
Beam: 1. Molly Seaman (UW) 9.875: 2t. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.825 and Stephanie Kim (CAL) 9.825, 4t. Allison Bruce (UW) 9.775 and Sheilah Buack (CAL) 9.775, 6.Lauren Shipp (CAL) 9.750, 7.Karissa Chock (CAL) 9.675, 8. My-Lan Dodd (CAL) 9.425, 9. Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.325, 10. Amy Metcalf (UW) 9.225, 11. Lindsay Baker (CAL) 8.575, 12. Courtney Canavan (UW) 8.400.
Floor: 1t. Molly Seaman (UW) 9.875 and Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.875, 3. Pritchard (UW) 9.825, 4. Lindsay Baker (CAL) 9.800, 5. Amy Metcalf (UW) 9.750, 6t. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.725 and Sheilah Buack (CAL) 9.725, 8. My-Lan Dodd (CAL) 9.675, 9. Kim Lewis (UW) 9.650, 10. Karissa Chock (CAL) 9.225, 11. Monique Johnson (CAL) 9.150, 12. Lisa Arnold (CAL) 9.125.