Pac-10 Dual Meets Begin This Week
After its third meet in just eight days, the OREGON STATE Beavers hit 28 out of 28 on their routines en route to a decisive 195.925-193.300 win against then No. 15 Ohio State. The 195.925 was a season-high for the Beavers, and it also gave head coach Tanya Chaplin her 200th regular season victory. Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week, Leslie Mak and Pac-10 Special Performer of the Week, Olivia Vivian lead a very talented Beaver team which ranks first in the country with a 49.375 on uneven bars. Oregon State looks to start fast this week as they travel to Norman, Okla., to face the No. 3 Sooners and No. 23 Denver.
This week Stanford hosts UCLA in a Pac-10 Conference gymnastics showdown at the Farm. UCLA is looking to redeem themselves after a disappointing show at No. 20 Southern Utah. Arizona hosts in-state rival Arizona State for a point in the State Farm Territorial Cup competition. The Wildcats' sophomore Mykle Douglas posted a career high 9.825 in just her second career performance on vault. The Sun Devils are rested and ready to compete as they had an early-season bye last week. California, scored its highest point total in two seasons (192.475) last weekend and this week will travel to Seattle, Wash. to face the Huskies in a dual meet. The Huskies are coming off a 1st place finish in a quad meet that gave them a win over Boise State for the first time in seven tries. Junior Ruby Engreitz led the Huskies as she tied her career-high on the even bars with a 9.875.
Friday, January 21
ARIZONA STATE at ARIZONA
CALIFORNIA at No. 18 WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
No. 6 OREGON STATE at No. 3 Oklahoma w/ No. 23 Denver, 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 23
No.8 UCLA at No. 2 STANFORD, 2 p.m.
All times are local to site
Rankings from 2010 Preseason Coaches Poll