California to Compete Friday at Washington

Feb. 17, 2010

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The California Golden Bears begin their epic rest-of-the-season road trip this Friday, Feb. 19 when they take on the No. 23 Washington Huskies in Seattle. The meet begins at 7 p.m. Live stats will be available through the Washington Huskies website.

Dual Meet vs. Oregon State Cal closed out the home portion of their 2010 schedule on Sunday, Feb. 7 when they hosted the Oregon State Beavers. Cal improved on their team score from Jan. 29 at Arizona, posting a 190.100.

All-Around Freshman Madisyn O'Brien competed in her fourth straight all-around. She scored a career-high on the vault, logging a 9.775, and another carer-high on the floor, with a 9.625. Junior Avery Gee posted her second all-around score of the season. Gee and O'Brien finished third and fourth, respectively, in the all-around competition.

Vault Madisyn O'Brien led Cal on the vault, scoring a career-high 9.775, the second highest vault score this season for a Bear. Freshman Arla Rosenzweig also posted a career-high, finishing just behind O'Brien in the standings with a 9.675, the third-highest Bear vault mark this season.

Bars Arla Rosenzweig, in her first performance on bars this season, earned the top mark for the Bears, scoring a 9.575. Freshman Stina Olivere also earned the team-high 9.575 in her sole event of the day.

Beam For the first time this season, someone other than freshman Nikki Lew earned Cal's top marks on the beam. Sophomore Erica Varon was the top finisher with a 9.550. Cal logged a slight improvement over the previous week's team beam score, but it was the lowest scoring event for the squad.

Floor The floor was once again Cal's strongest event. Avery Gee and freshman Mariesah Pierce earned twin 9.80 marks for their routines. They are the second and third gymnasts to earn a 9.80 for their floor performance this season, joining senior Sophia Hocini in that category. Madisyn O'Brien earned a career-best 9.625 for her performance.

Next Up - Sunday, Feb. 28, Cal at Stanford The Golden Bears come a little closer to home, competing down south at Stanford in a Sunday afternoon, 2 p.m. meet.

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