Bears Tie School Record in Final Home Meet
March 12, 2004
Berkeley, Calif. - Cal finished the regular season with a boom, defeating Ball State, 196.800-194.625, at Haas Pavilion. The Golden Bears honored their seniors Karissa Chock and Stephanie Kim by tying the all-around school record set last season. Clearly emotional in their final home meet of the season, the Bears scored above a 196.000 for the first time this season.
Kim was especially impressive, shattering her all-around personal best with a 39.650. The score is .025 off the all-time California record in the all-around held by My-Lan Dodd, who scored a season best in the all-around with a 39.575.
The Bears opened with a fury on vault, setting a new season high with a 49.325, only .050 off a California record. Lauren Shipp led the Bears scoring a 9.900, her second best score of the season. Chock and Kim scored 9.875s, Britani Pittullo tied her season best with a 9.850 and Dodd notched a 9.825 to eclipse her previous season best of 49.125.
The fireworks continued during the second rotation on bars. Despite Chock suffering an elbow injury on bars, which took her out of competition, the Bears went out and set a California record with a 49.550. The record-setting group included Pittullo with a 9.850, Miho Maeda with a 9.925, Dodd with a 9.950, Chang with a 9.875 and Kim with a 9.950. Each gymnast except Chang set a new personal best in the event.
Next, on beam Cal scored a 48.800. The Bears were led by Kim with a 9.925, while Maeda and Dodd scored 9.875s. Kim's score was a season high and tied her career best.
Finally, the Bears went out with a bang on the floor exercise, scoring a 49.125. Dodd led the way with a 9.925, while Kim scored a 9.900 on her last performance at Haas Pavilion.
Coach Cari DuBois could not have asked for much more out of her Bears heading into Pac-10 Championships Mar. 20 at Arizona.
Team Scoring Vault Bars Beam Floor TotalCalifornia 49.325 49.550 48.800 49.125 196.800Ball State 48.550 48.950 48.300 48.825 194.625
Individual Scores:All-Around: 1. Stephanie Kim, Cal, 39.650; 2. My-Lan Dodd, Cal, 39.575; 3. Jessica Surridge, BSU, 39.100Vault: 1. Lauren Shipp, Cal, 9.900; 2. Karissa Chock, Cal, 9.875; 2. Stephanie Kim, Cal, 9.875Bars: 1. My-Lan Dodd, Cal, 9.950; 1. Stephanie Kim, Cal, 9.950; 2. Miho Maeda, Cal, 9.925; 2. Jessica Surridge, BSU, 9.925Beam: 1. Stephanie Kim, Cal, 9.925; 2. My-Lan Dodd, 9.875; 2. Miho Maeda, Cal, 9.875Floor: 1. My-Lan Dodd, Cal, 9.925; 2. Stephanie Kim, Cal, 9.900; 3. Courtney Vojtasek, BSU 9.875