This week in Pac-12 women's gymnastics
By the Pac-12 Conference
After a strong week for the Pac-12 going 13-1 against non-conference opponents Pac-12 match-ups increase this week. The weekend kicks off with the Arizona schools hosting meets, No. 8 Utah travels to No. 13 Arizona and No. 4 UCLA travels to Arizona State. Both meets kick off at 7 p.m. MT on Friday. On Saturday, the battle of the Bay Area occurs when No. 10 Stanford takes the short trip to No. 21 California, the meet kicks off at 7 p.m. PT. No. 16 Oregon State and Washington both travel to Texas to compete in the Metroplex Challenge where they will also both face No. 9 Georgia, No. 7 LSU and No. 2 Oklahoma.
Fri., Jan. 25
#8 UTAH at #13 ARIZONA 7 p.m. MT
#4 UCLA at ARIZONA STATE 7 p.m. MT
Sat., Jan. 26
#10 STANFORD at #21 CALIFORNIA 7 p.m. PT
#16 OREGON STATE & WASHINGTON at Metroplex Challenge
With #9 Georgia, #7 LSU & #2 Oklahoma 7 p.m. CT
*All times listed local to site.
Fri., Jan. 18
ARIZONA STATE at Sacramento State ASU: 1st, 194.350
With San Jose State
#17 CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON WASH: 1st, 194.800; CAL: 2nd, 194.125
With UIC and UC Davis
Sat., Jan. 19
#13 ARIZONA at Texas Woman's ARIZ: 1st, 195.800
With BYU & Wisconsin-Whitewater
#23 OREGON STATE at #15 UTAH UTAH: 1st, 196.950; OSU: 2nd, 195.950
With #22 WVU & #20 SUU
Mon., Jan. 21
#10 STANFORD at #8 Georgia L, 195.400-197.000
PAC-12 GYMNASTICS NOTES
The Wildcats hit the road last weekend earning their first victory of the season posting a 195.800 to top then-No. 25 BYU (193.950) Texas Woman's (191.475) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (185.900). Senior Aubree Cristello earned her third consecutive beam title with a 9.850. Junior Jordan Williams, sophomore Amber Womba and senior Molly Quirk tied for second with a trio of 9.800's. Sophomore Kristin Klarenbach won a floor title for the second week in a row with a score of 9.900, Williams claimed second place with a 9.875 and sophomore Allie Flores and junior Shana Sangston tied for third with 9.825. Cristello claimed her second event title of the day with a first place finish on vault with a 9.925. Williams claimed second on vault with a 9.875. Cristello was not finished winning though as she took the all-around title with a 39.150.
Up Next: No. 13 Arizona hosts No. 8 Utah on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. MT.
The Sun Devils recorded a season-high score of 194.350 in the win over Sacramento State (194.250) and San Jose State. (192.525). Sophomore Natasha Sundby claimed two individual titles with a 9.875 on vault and a 9.825 on floor. Graduate student Kahoku Palafox earned a title for herself with a score of 9.875 on bars, while sophomore Morgan Steigerwalt and freshman Risa Perez tied for first on beam with a pair of 9.775's. Freshman Carissa Kraus claimed second on vault with a career-high 9.825, and sophomore Brianna Gades took second on bars with a 9.750. The Sun Devils also scored a season-high team event score on beam with a 48.775.
Up Next: ASU returns home to host No. 4 UCLA on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. MT.
In a quad meet at fellow Pac-12 school Washington, the Golden Bears claimed second with a score of 194.125. The Huskies won the meet with a 194.800, while UC Davis (193.525) and UIC (191.350) came in third and fourth, respectively. The Bears posted the highest team score on vault with a score of 49.125, as well as floor with a 48.725. Senior Madisyn O'Brien won the bars with a score of 9.850. Juniors Alicia Austurias and Dallas Crawford tied for the win on vault with Husky Lauren Rogers all three scoring a 9.850. Sophomore Crystal Paz led the team on beam tying for second with a 9.750. On floor, senior Mariesah Pierce and freshman Serena Leong tied for second with 9.800.
Up Next: The No. 21 Golden Bears return home to face No. 10 Stanford on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. PT.
The Beavers posted season-high scores on three events en route to a second place finish in a quad meet at then- No. 15 Utah last week. Senior Makayla Stambaugh and junior Brittany Harris placed second and third in the all-around. Oregon State's overall score of 195.950 was a new season-best. Stambuagh scored a season-best 9.90 to tie for first on bars. Sophomores Katelyn Ohlrich and Chelsea Tang both earned career-highs on beam with a 9.85 and 9.825, respectively, while senior Melanie Jones tied for second with a 9.875. On vault, sophomore Cerise Witherby tied her career-high with a 9.70 and junior Kelsi Blalock matched her career-best of 9.85 earning second place. Stambaugh placed third on vault with a 9.875. Jones and Stambaugh were in a five-way tie for first on floor scoring 9.875.
Up Next: The Beavers stay on the road as they travel to Fort Worth, Texas for the Metroplex Challenge where they will face No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 7 LSU, No. 9 Georgia and Washington on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. CT.
In the toughest challenge of the season so far for the Cardinal, No. 10 Stanford lost at then-No. 8 Georgia last weekend, 195.400-197.000. Stanford's best event of the meet came on beam where they outscored Georgia 49.050-48.825. Junior All-American Amanda Spiner scored a career-best 9.925 to win the event. The score was the highest for Stanford on beam this season. Senior Nicole Dayton claimed her third consecutive individual vault title this year with a 9.925 tying with Georgia's Lindsey Cheek. Freshman Melissa Chuang scored a career-best on vault with a 9.825. With another career-best sophomore Pauline Hanset scored a 9.875 on floor to tie for third.
Up Next: With a quick turnaround No. 10 Stanford returns to the Bay Area to visit No. 21 California on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. PT.
Had the week off.
Up Next: The No. 4 Bruins are traveling south to face Arizona State on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. MT.
No. 8 Utah gymnastics returned home for their 2013 home opener to hit a perfect 24 routines on the night. Sophomore Georgia Dabritz was an all-star winning three events en route to winning the all-around and being crowned Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week. Dabrtiz won the beam with a career-high 9.90, as well as totaled a career-high all-around score of 39.525. On vault, sophomore Tory Wilson won her second vault title in a row with a 9.950, tying her career-high. Moving onto bars, Dabritz tied for first with Oregon State's Makayla Stambaugh with a 9.90. junior Corrie Lothrop came in third with a 9.825. Utah took over on beam with Wilson and Breanna Hughes tying for second with a pair of 9.875's behind Dabritz's victory on the event. Three Utah gymnasts, junior Nansy Damianova, Lothrop and Dabritz all earned 9.875's in a five-way tie for first place on floor. The Utes tallied an impressive victory of 196.950, beating runner-up Oregon State by a point (195.950). West Virginia (192.125) finished third and Southern Utah (191.050) came in fourth.
Up Next: The Utes hit the road again as they travel to Tucson to face No. 13 Arizona on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. MT
The Huskies posted a win in their home opener scoring a 194.800 to beat then-No. 17 California (194.125), UC Davis (192.625) and UIC (191.350). Senior Lauren Rogers won the all-around for the Huskies with a 39.025, as well as winning vault with a 9.850 and tying for third on bars with teammate sophomore Jackie McCartin with a pair of 9.800's. McCartin also won the beam title with a 9.775. Second place was crowded with three Huskies, sophomore McKenzie Fechter, freshman Allison Northey and junior Aliza Vaccher, scoring a 9.750 to tie for second place. The Huskies continued claiming event titles on floor with senior Paige Bixler winning the floor exercise with a 9.825. The team tallied the highest team event scores on both bars (48.850) and beam (48.700).
Up Next: The Huskies travel to Fort Worth Texas for the Metroplex Challenge where they will face No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 7 LSU, No. 9 Georgia and fellow Pac-12 member No. 16 Oregon State on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. CT.