Gym Devils Score Season-High at UNO's Classic
March 13, 2009
The Sun Devils scored their season-high team score of 196.000 taking second place in the UNO's classic to the Nebraska Cornhuskers score of 196.750. Cal State-Fullerton placed third with a 194.500 and Ball State placed fourth with a score of 192.925. Nebraska's Kylie Stone took first place in the all-around with a score of 39.475. Sun Devil Nicole Harris placed second scoring a 39.375. Sun Devil Beaté Jones took third with a 39.325.
In the first rotation, the Gym Devils compiled a season-high vault score of 49.100. Jones led the Sun Devils posting her career-high score of a 9.925, taking first place. Harris hit posting a season-high score of 9.875. Mary Atkinson nailed her vault scoring a 9.850. Stephanie Hangartner tied her career-high score of 9.750. Francesca Mercurio posted a 9.700. Callie Price stuck her landing to score a 9.700. Nebraska scored a 49.225. Cal State-Fullerton hit a 49.050. Ball State posted a 48.750
On bars, Tiana Jean and Harris lead the Gym Devils both posting solid scores of 9.800. Kahoku Palafox and Jones hit both scoring 9.700. Kaitlynn Bormann posted a 9.475. Mercurio fell on release scoring a 9.050. Nebraska posted a 49.175. Cal State-Fullerton scored a 48.550. The Sun Devils team score was a 48.475 and Ball State posted a 47.750.
The Gym Devils swept first, second, and third place on beam in the competition. The Gym Devils posted a season-high team score of 49.350. Jean performed a crowd-pleasing routine to post a career-high 9.950. Harris tied her season-high score of 9.925, taking second and Jones tied her season-high score of 9.900, taking third. Mercurio scored her career-best of 9.850. Amber Hammerschmidt hit a 9.725. Nebraska hit a 48.975, Ball State posted a 48.225, and Cal State-Fullerton scored a 48.100.
In the final rotation, the Sun Devils had a season-high team score of 49.075. Jean tied her season-high of 9.900, to earn second place. Stephanie Hangartner tied her season-high score of 9.800. Mercurio posted her season-high score of 9.800. Jones hit a solid 9.800. Harris posted a 9.775. Atkinson hit a 9.750. Nebraska scored a 49.375, Cal State-Fullerton hit a 48.800, and Ball State posted a 48.200.
The Gym Devils head to the PAC-10 Championships at Stanford on March 21st.
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