Washington Gymnasts Sixth at Pac-10 Championships

March 25, 2006

Corvallis, Ore. - Stanford scored a season-high 197.100 and edged UCLA by .300 to win its second Pac-10 Championship in three years on Saturday night at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore. Washington was sixth at the meet finishing .025 better than California.

Stanford's Tabitha Yim scored 39.650 All-Around to win the meet and pace 10th-ranked Stanford's night. Second-place and 11th-ranked UCLA scored a 196.800, followed by 17th-ranked Oregon State (196.400), 9th-ranked Arizona State (193.900), 15th-ranked Arizona (193.750), Washington (192.750) and California (192.725).

Freshman Ashley Houghting (Welland, Ont./Northview Heights Secondary) was the only Husky to crack the top 10 in an event, tying for eighth on vault with a 9.850. Senior Kelly McDonald tied for 10th All-Around with a 39.050. McDonald was the Huskies' top finisher on beam, bars and floor placing 14th on the three events.

Oregon State freshman Tasha Smith of Auburn, Wash., won vault and floor to claim Pac-10 Championships.

At the conclusion of the meet, UCLA's Kate Richardson was named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year, while UCLA's Ariana Berlin and OSU's Jami Lanz were named Co-Freshmen of the Year. Stanford's Kristen Smyth and Arizona's John Spini were named Co-Coaches of the Year.

Team Scoring           Vault     Bars     Beam    Floor       Total 1. Stanford          49.225   49.100   49.500   49.275     197.100 2. UCLA              49.325   49.125   49.525   48.825     196.800 3. Oregon State      49.225   49.025   48.975   49.175     196.400 4. Arizona State     48.275   48.300   48.800   48.525     193.900 5. Arizona           48.800   48.300   48.425   48.225     193.750 6. Washington        48.400   47.875   48.275   48.200     192.750 7. California        48.000   48.450   48.300   47.975     192.725

Vault 1. Tasha Smith, OSU 9.925 2. Jordan Schwikert, UCLA 9.900 Liz Tricase, STAN 9.900 4. Angela Morales, OSU 9.875 Kristina Comforte, UCLA 9.875 Kate Richardson, UCLA 9.875 Tabitha Yim, STAN 9.875

Husky Scores: 8. Ashley Houghting, UW 9.85025. Kristen Omori, UW 9.72531. Kelly McDonald, UW 9.67532. Darcee Schiller, UW 9.60035. Katie Boyko, UW 9.55040. Chelsea Bakken, UW 9.200

Bars 1. Liz Tricase, STAN 9.925 2. Chrissy Lamun, OSU 9.900 Jordan Schwikert, UCLA 9.900 4. Tabitha Yim, STAN 9.875 5. Lydia Williams, CAL 9.850 Ashley Kelly, ASU 9.850

Husky Scores:14. Kelly McDonald, UW 9.77533. Tori Quandt, UW 9.550 Chelsea Bakken, UW 9.55035. Darcee Schiller, UW 9.52536. Natalie Gillan, UW 9.47537. Ashley Houghting, UW 9.325

Beam 1. Tabitha Yim, STAN 9.975 2. Kate Richardson, UCLA 9.950 Melissa Chan, UCLA 9.950 Natalie Foley, STAN 9.950 Ashley Kelly, ASU 9.950

Husky Scores:14. Kelly McDonald, UW 9.82520. Kristen Omori, UW 9.80027. Chelsea Bakken, UW 9.70031. Kelly Gilbert, UW 9.62535. Natalie Gillan, UW 9.32537. Jennifer Chang, UW 9.300

Floor 1. Tasha Smith, OSU 9.950 2. Tabitha Yim, STAN 9.925 3. Kate Richardson, UCLA 9.900 Liz Tricase, STAN 9.900 5. Chrissy Lamum, OSU 9.875 Jami Lanz, OSU 9.875

Husky Scores:14. Kelly McDonald, UW 9.77520. Kristen Omori, UW 9.70023. Chelsea Bakken, UW 9.67528. Natalie Gillan, UW 9.60036. Tori Quandt, UW 9.45038. Darcee Schiller, UW 9.425

All-Around 1. Tabitha Yim, STAN 39.650 2. Kate Richardson, UCLA 39.550 3. Jordan Schwikert, UCLA 39.500 4. Ashley Kelly, ASU 39.475 5. Kristina Comforte, UCLA 39.475

Husky Scores:10. Kelly McDonald, UW 39.05017. Chelsea Bakken, UW 38.125

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