Top-Ranked Utah Defeats Husky Gymnasts

Feb. 8, 2002

Seattle - Top-ranked Utah improved its record to 4-1 this season with a 195.700 to 193.375 victory against Washington (2-3) at Bank of America Arena in a women's gymnastics dual meet. The Utes were led by Shannon Bowles, who won the all-around with a score of 38.825. Bowles also won the beam competition with a score of 9.900.

The Huskies had a pair of first-place finishers. Emily Pritchard tied with Utah's Theresa Kulikowski for first on bars at 9.950. Husky freshman Carly Dockendorf won the floor exercise with a mark of 9.975. Both scores were career highs for the Huskies. Utah's Veronique Leclerc won the vault at 9.900.

In addition to her first-place finish on bars, Pritchard was second on bars (9.825) and was sixth on bars at 38.650. A fall on beam cost her a shot at the all-around title. Husky sophomore Tanya Powers was third in the all-around at 38.775. A fall on her final tumbling run on floor prevented her from contending for the all-around title. Powers' all-around score was a career high and the best finish in her career.

Other Husky notes from the meet:
Allison Bruce scored a career high on bars at 9.775.
Lauren Brooks had a career high on floor with a 9.750.
Powers tied her career high on bars at 9.850.
Kimberly Lewis scored 9.875 on floor to set a career high.
Dockendorf scored 38.525 on all-around, her first time competing on all four events.

Washington's next meet will be Feb. 15 when the Huskies host Arizona State.

Team Results      Vault   Bars    Beam    Floor   TotalUtah              48.975  49.125  49.300  48.300  195.700Washington        48.275  48.600  47.550  48.950  193.375

All-Around: 1. Shannon Bowles (U) 38.825, 2. Melissa Vituj (U) 38.800, 3. Tanya Powers (UW) 38.775, 4. Veronique Leclerc (U) 38.750, 5. Deidra Graham (U) 38.700, 6. Emily Pritchard (UW) 38.650, 7. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 38.525

Vault: 1. Veronique Leclerc (U) 9.900, 2. Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.825, 3t. Annabeth Eberle (U) 9.800 and Melissa Vituj (U) 9.800, 5t. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.750 and Shannon Bowles (U) 9.750, 7. Deidra Graham (U) 9.725, 8. Lindsay Tanner (U) 9.675, 9. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.625, 10. Lauren Brooks (UW) 9.600, 11t. Kim Claussen (UW) 9.475 and Courtney Canavan (UW) 9.475.

Bars: 1t. Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.950 and Theresa Kulikowski (U) 9.950, 3. Deidra Graham (U) 9.875, 4t. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.850 and Shannon Bowles (U) 9.850, 6. Kim Claussen (UW) 9.800, 7t. Allison Bruce (UW) 9.775 and Veronique Leclerc (U) 9.775, 9. Kim Allan (U) 9.675, 10. Amy Metcalf (UW) 9.225, 11t. Melissa Vituj (U) 9.200 and Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.200.

Beam: 1t. Shannon Bowles (U) 9.900 and Veronique Leclerc (U) 9.900, 3. Melissa Vituj (U) 9.875, 4. Theresa Kulikowski (U) 9.850, 5. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.800, 6. Deidra Graham (U) 9.775, 7. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.725, 8.Amy Metcalf (UW) 9.675, 9. Kim Allan (U) 9.350, 10. Allison Bruce (UW) 9.250, 11. Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.100, 12. Courtney Canavan (UW) 9.000

Floor: 1. Carly Dockendorf (UW) 9.975, 2. Melissa Vituj (U) 9.925, 3. Theresa Kulikowski (U) 9.900, 4. Kim Lewis (UW) 9.875, 5. Annabeth Eberle (U) 9.825, 6. Emily Pritchard (UW) 9.775, 7. Lauren Brooks (UW) 9.750, 8. Amy Metcalf (UW) 9.575, 9. Tanya Powers (UW) 9.375, 10t. Deidra Graham (U) 9.325 and Shannon Bowles (U) 9.325, 12. Veronique Leclerc (U) 9.175

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