No. 21 ASU Gymnasts Win UNO's Classic Friday

Feb. 18, 2005

The No. 21 ranked Arizona State University gymnastics team won the annual UNO's Classic Friday, scoring a 193.5, to easily outdistance Sacramento State (191.525) and Air Force (183.2) in front of 944 fans at Wells Fargo Arena. ASU's won-loss record is 6-4 on the season. The Sun Devils are 4-0 versus Air Force and 2-0 against Sacramento State all-time.

Junior Ashley Kelly of ASU won the all-around, the 14th of her career, with a score of 39.275. ASU's April Boone took second (39.1) while fellow sophomore Cassandra Jusino of ASU was third (39.025). Sun Devil senior Kari Muth was fourth (38.45).

ASU's Kelly won the vault competition, posting a 9.825. Sun Devil sophomores April Boone (9.775) and Jusino (9.75) were second and third, respectively. ASU's team vault score of 48.175 placed first, followed by Sacramento State (47.775) and Air Force (46.725).

On uneven bars, Kelly won with a season-high 9.95. Teammate Jusino turned in a spectacular routine, placing second with a 9.875, also a season-high. Boone was third (9.725). The Sun Devils were forced to count two falls, however, as three gymnasts suffered falls. The team score was a season-low 48.175. Sacramento State posted a 47.9 on bars while Air Force scored 44.625.

On beam, ASU's Kari Muth recorded a 9.775, which was good for second. Kimiye Narasaki of Sacramento State won on beam with a 9.8. Boone was third (9.725) while Kelly was fifth (9.7). ASU scored 48.15 on beam while Sacramento State registered 47.975. Air Force scored 45.8 on beam.

ASU won the floor competition with a 49.15. Jusino and Boone tied for first-place with 9.875's while Kelly posted a 9.8, good for a tie for fourth. Muth was third (9.825). Sacramento State was second (47.875) while Air Force was third (46.05).

The Sun Devils travel to Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday, February 25 to face Pac-10 foe Stanford at 7:30 p.m. at Maples Pavilion.

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