Cal Takes 4th at NCAA West Regional
April 14, 2007
BERKELEY - California finished in fourth place at the NCAA West Regional that the Golden Bears hosted on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion. The Bears' season ends with the regional, while the meet's top two teams - Utah and runner-up Nebraska - both advance to the NCAA Championships, which the Utes host April 26-28 in Salt Lake City. Utah scored 197.325 to Nebraska's 196.675. Cal collected a score of 193.900.
Utah's Ashley Postell won the all-around title with a score of 39.675. She also won two individual events - the balance beam (9.950) and, in a tie with teammate Nicholle Ford, the uneven parallel bars (9.950). Postell also tied for second in the floor exercise with Nebraska's Kylie Stone at 9.90.
The Bears posted a few career bests, as junior Alli Szutu had a 9.70 in the vault, sophomore Joanna Bennett scored a 9.675 in the vault and sophomore Jessica Kelley tied her career best on the floor (9.775). Also, two seniors wrapped up their Cal careers by tying career bests, as Isabelle Garcia scored a 9.80 in the vault and Siobhan Luce scored a 9.70 on the balance beam (9.70).
Cal senior Elyse Wong hit a season high on the floor with a 9.55 and Luce also notched a season-best score of 9.75 in the vault.
NCAA West Regional - Women's Gymnastics - Saturday, April 14, 2007
1. Utah 197.325*2. Nebraska 196.675*3. Missouri 194.3004. California 193.9005. Washington 193.3006. Sacramento State 191.725
Top 3: 1t. Kristina Baskett, Utah, 9.925. 1t. Emily Parsons, Nebraska, 9.925. 3t. Ashley Houghting, Washington, 9.900. 3t. Annie DiLuzio, Utah, 9.900. Cal Results: 14t. Isabelle Garcia 9.80. 18t. Sophia Hocini 9.775. 21t. Siobhan Luce 9.750. 24t. Jessica Kelley 9.725.27t. Alli Szutu 9.70. 32t. Joanna Bennett 9.675.
Uneven Parallel Bars
Top 3: 1t. Ashley Postell, Utah, 9.950. 1t. Nicholle Ford, Utah, 9.950. 3. Kristina Baskett, Utah, 9.90.
Top 3: 1. Ashley Postell, Utah, 9.950. 2. Nicholle Ford, Utah, 9.925. 3. Tricia Woo, Nebraska, 9.875
Top 3: 1. Emily Parsons, Nebraska, 9.925. 2t. Ashley Postell, Utah, 9.90. 2t. Kylie Stone, Nebraska, 9.900.
* Advances to NCAA Championships