Cal Edges Boise State in Non-Conference Meet

Jan. 31, 2003

Boise, Idaho - The California women's gymnastics team (4-2, 0-2) scored a 195.400 to Boise State's 194.875 Friday evening at Boise State Pavilion, in a meet in which both teams produced season high scores thus far. The Bears' 195.400 mark is the highest team score dating back to a 195.575 set against UC Davis on Feb. 25, 2001.

Freshman Britani Pittullo led all Bears, winning the all-around with a career-high 38.825. Cal teammate My-Lan Dodd took second place, tying her season high with a 38.800. The Bears took three of the four events, losing only on the bars rotation.

On the vault rotation, Cal gymnasts freshman Monique Chang took first with a career-high 9.9 and senior tri-captain Janet McKnight finished second with a 9.775.

On bars, My-Lan Dodd tied for first with a 9.900 while Chang and sophomore Miho Maeda tied for sixth place with 9.75s. Bronco Kea Cuaresma took first place with a 9.900.

Just one week after a disappointing performance on the beam against Stanford, Cal rebounded to take the top two spots and three of the top four in the event. Dodd and Golden Bear teammate sophomore Lauren Shipp tied for first with 9.875s, both marks good for season high scores. Maeda took fourth place with her career-high 9.750.

California notched its best team mark of the evening on floor, besting Boise State 49.100 to 49.050 in the event. The Bronco's took first and second place individually, though, with Tiffany Putnam taking first place with a 9.925 and Carla Chambers second with a 9.900. Cal finished third through fifth, as Monique Chang set a career-high 9.875 for third place while Stephanie Kim and Pittullo also set career-highs (9.850) to finish tied for fourth.

As team scores went, Cal scored 48.625 on vault, 48.825 on bars, 48.85 on beam, and 49.1 on floor. Boise State scored 48.5 on vault, 49.1 on bars, 48.225 on beam, and 49.05 on floor.

Cal returns to action on Sunday, Feb. 9, as it hosts Boise State, Cal State Fullerton and UC Davis in a quad meet at Haas Pavilion. Competition time is set for 2:00 p.m.

Team Scores: 1. California 195.400; 2. Boise State 194.875.

All-Around: 1. Britani Pittullo, California, 38.825; 2. My-Lan Dodd, California, 38.8; 3. Carla Chambers, Boise State, 38.725.

Vault: 1. Monique Chang, California, 9.9; 2. Janet McKnight, California, 9.775; 3. Breanne Holmes, Boise State, 9.75.

Bars: 1. (tie) Kea Cuaresma, Boise State, My-Lan Dodd, California, 9.9; 3. Carla Chambers, Boise State, 9.875.

Beam: 1. (tie) My-Lan Dodd, California, Lauren Shipp, California, 9.875; 3. Katie Dinsmore, Boise State, 9.85.

Floor: 1. Tiffany Putnam, Boise State, 9.925; 2. Carla Chambers, Boise State, 9.9; 3. Monique Chang, California, 9.875.

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