Chrissy Lamun, Elizabeth Jillson Score 10.0s To Win Pac-10 Championships

March 29, 2003

LOS ANGELES - Chrissy Lamun and Elizabeth Jillson scored perfect 10.0s to win the Pac-10 titles on floor and bars, respectively, at the Pacific-10 Championships on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion.

As a team, the No. 11 Beavers finished with a 196.650 to place fifth. UCLA won the title with a 198.175, with Stanford placing second at 197.700. Arizona State was third (197.075), followed by Washington (196.750), OSU, Arizona (195.950) and California (195.925).

'Our goal was to continue to build and to get better as the night went on. I was proud of the how strong they came back after having to count a fall on beam in the first rotation,' said coach Tanya Chaplin.

Lamun tied UCLA's Kate Richardson for the floor title, while Jillson tied Washington's Carly Dockendorf for the bars title. The scores were the first perfect marks for both Beavers. Lamun became the third Beaver to score a 10 on floor and the fifth to win the Pac-10 title on the event. Jillson is the fourth OSU gymnast with a 10 on bars and the fifth to win the Pac-10 bars title. Their performances mirrored the 1999 Pac-10 Championships, when All-American Lara Degenhardt and Danae Phillips scored 10s for OSU to win the titles on floor and bars, respectively.

'I wanted to scream my head off and run to my teammates and give them a hug for their support. I couldn't stop jumping,' Lamun said of her reaction after seeing her score.

For Jillson, it was a great way to end her final Pac-10 meet after placing in the top five on the event at the previous two conference championships.

'I just wanted to go out and hit my best routine at Pac-10s. I was shocked. It was the moment of gymnastics for me. It was awesome,' said Jillson.

UCLA's Jeanette Antolin won the vault title with a 10.0, and Stanford's Lindsay Wing scored a 9.975 to win the beam title.

Joining Lamun and Jillson with top five finishes for OSU were Lindsay Nelson and Tanya Ricioli. Ricioli tied for fifth on floor with a 9.95, while Nelson's 9.90 on vault earned her a fifth-place finish.

Angela Morales and Nelson got the Beavers off to a solid start with back-to-back 9.75 marks on beam in the opening the rotation, but OSU had to count a fall on the event after Lamun and Elaine Yoder both fell. Daylee Ingalls turned in a 9.80 and Tanya Ricioli led the team with a 9.85 as OSU finished with a 48.375.

'After that event, I told them that you don't know how the rest of the meet is going to go for the other teams,' Chaplin said. 'I was proud of how they came back after that.Several of them had career-highs on their events after beam.'

OSU regrouped during its bye before floor, and the Beavers came back with a season-high 49.550. Lamun scored the first 10.0 of her career, and Ricioli added a 9.95, and the Beavers also counted a pair of 9.875s from Nelson and Morales as well as a 9.85 from Th�r�se Videan.

After another bye, the Beavers came through with another season-high performance, this time matching their best of 49.200 on vault. Nelson led the way with a 9.90, and Morales, Videan and Meghan Jones all received 9.85 scores. Ingalls and Heather Justus added 9.75 marks.

OSU finished the competition on bars, where the Beavers set a school record of 49.525, bettering the mark of 49.500 set against Utah earlier this year. In addition to Jillson's 10, the Beavers got career-highs of 9.90 from both Videan and Lamun. The Beavers also counted a 9.875 from Ricioli and a 9.85 from Nelson.

Nelson, OSU's only all-arounder, placed 11th with a 39.375.

The league also handed out conference awards following the meet. Cal's Cari DuBois and UCLA's Valorie Kondos-Field were co-coaches of the year. Richardson was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. The Gymnast of the Year award went to UCLA's Onnie Willis.

PACIFIC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

Team Scores: 1. UCLA 198.175; 2. Stanford 197.700; 3. Arizona State 197.075; 4. Washington 196.750; 5. Oregon State 196.650; 6. Arizona 195.950; 7. California 195.925

Vault: 1. Jeanette Antolin (UCLA) 10.0; 2. Kate Richardson (UCLA) 9.975; T3. Glyn Sweets (Stan.), Onnie Willis (UCLA) 9.925; T5. Lindsay Nelson (OSU), Lise Leveille (Stan.), Tanya Powers (UW) 9.90; Monique Chang (Cal), Tacia LaBatte (UW) 9.875. Other OSU Scores: Meghan Jones, Angela Morales, Th�r�se Videan 9.85; Daylee Ingalls, Heather Justus 9.75

Bars: 1. Elizabeth Jillson (OSU), Carly Dockendorf (UW) 10.0; T3. Jeanette Antolin (UCLA), Onnie Willis (UCLA) 9.95; T5. Caroline Fluhrer (Stan.), Natalie Foley (Stan.) 9.925. Other OSU Scores: Chrissy Lamun, Th�r�se Videan 9.90; Tanya Ricioli 9.875; Lindsay Nelson 9.85; Meghan Jones 9.825

Beam: 1. Lindsay Wing (Stan.) 9.975; T2. Lise Leveille (Stan.), Kate Richardson (UCLA) 9.95; T4. Ashley Elsberry (ASU), Ashley Kelly (ASU), Natalie Foley (Stan.), Yvonne Tousek (UCLA), Malia Jones (UCLA) 9.925. OSU Scores: Tanya Ricioli 9.85; Daylee Ingalls 9.80; Angela Morales, Lindsay Nelson 9.75; Chrissy Lamun 9.225; Elaine Yoder 9.175

Floor: T1. Chrissy Lamun (OSU), Kate Richardson (UCLA) 10.00; Lise Leveille (Stan.), Maggie Germaine (ASU) 9.975; Tanya Ricioli (OSU), Yvonne Tousek (UCLA), Onnie Willis (UCLA) 9.95. Other OSU Scores: Angela Morales, Lindsay Nelson 9.875; Th�r�se Videan 9.85; Heather Justus 9.825

All-Around: 1. Kate Richardson (UCLA) 39.825; 2. Jeanette Antolin (UCLA) 39.700; 3. Lise Leveille (Stan) 39.675; 4. Natalie Foley (Stan) 39.625; 5. Onnie Willis (UCLA) 39.575. OSU Score: Lindsay Nelson 39.375.

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