Bears Finish Second at California Invitational
Feb. 17, 2002
BERKELEY - The California Golden Bears finished second, only to No. 10 UCLA, scoring a 192.825 to outdo UC Davis, 190.550 and UC Santa Barbara, 185.500, at the biannual California Invitational Sunday afternoon at Haas Pavilion. The Bruins tallied a score of 194.825.
The Bears improved to 5-4 on the season while UCLA is now 9-4. The Aggies dropped to 9-5 and the Gauchos fell to 0-8.
In the first rotation, junior Janet McKnight led the Bears with a season-high score of 9.825 on the vault. Freshman My-Lan Dodd also tied her season-best mark with a 9.850 performance on the uneven bars. Dodd also brought home a third place finish on the balance beam with a score of 9.800. The floor exercise, the final rotation of the afternoon, saw three Cal gymnasts draw a 9.800 mark - junior Monique Johnson, McKnight and Dodd.
In the all-around competition, Dodd placed first with a total score of 39.075. Freshman Sheilah Buack also competed in all events, receiving a score of 38.075.
UCLA's Jamie Dantzscher gave an outstanding performance on the floor exercise, garnering a perfect-10 score. UC Davis was paced by junior Flora Bare, as she led her team in the all-around with a score of 38.350. Freshman Lesley Ross led the Gauchos with a sixth place finish (37.775).
The Bears travel to cross-bay rival Stanford Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30pm in Maples Pavilion.
Women's Gymnastics Result at Haas Pavilion
1. UCLA - 194.825
2. California - 192.825
3. UC Davis - 190.550
4. UCSB - 185.500
All-Around: 1. My-Lan Dodd, 39.075 (CAL), 2. Malia Jones, 38.825 (UCLA), 3. Flora Bare, 38.350 (UCD)
Vault:1. Janet McKnight, 9.825 (CAL), 2. Jeanette Antolin, 9.700 (UCLA), t3. Flora Bare, 9.675 (UCD), t3. Brianna Pieroni, 9.675 (UCD), t3. Yvonne Tousek, 9.675 (UCLA), t3. Malia Jones, 9.675 (UCLA)
Bar: t1. Jamie Dantzscher, 9.975 (UCLA), Doni Thompson, 9.975 (UCLA), t3. Ericka Ruelis, 9.900 (UCD), t3. Yvonne Tousek, 9.900 (UCLA)
Beam: t1. Alyssa Beckerman, 9.900 (UCLA), t1. Michelle Conway, 9.900 (UCLA), t3. Jamie Williams, 9.800 (UCLA), t3. My-Lan Dodd, 9.800 (CAL)
Floor: 1. Jamie Dantzscher, 10.000 (UCLA), 2. Malia Jones, 9.900 (UCLA), t3. Flora Bare, 9.875 (UCD), t3. Tiffany Chan, 9.875 (UCD), t3. Alyssa Beckerman, 9.875 (UCLA)