UW Gymnastics Team Finishes Second in Opener

Jan. 13, 2001

Denver - The 16th-ranked Washington women's gymnastics team finished second behind 13th-ranked Denver in a four-way meet at the Pioneers' Hamilton Gymnasium. Denver won the meet with a score of 194.175 while the Huskies posted a score of 192.900. Maryland, ranked 23rd, was third at 191.925 while California was fourth with 191.650 points. The Huskies were led by senior Lanna Apisukh, who won the all-around competition with a score of 39.050. Husky junior Stacy Wong finished first on the uneven bars with a score of 9.925.

Apisukh's achieved her first-place showing in the all-around despite not placing higher that third in any single event. Her vault score (9.575) was good for 16th-place in the competition.

The meet marked the first time that Wong has been able to compete as an all-arounder for the Huskies. She missed the first half of her freshman season due to a back injury and knee surgery prevented her from competing last year. Her chances of taking first place in the all-around where dashed when she had to record a score of 8.800 on the vault.

The Husky lineup included four freshmen competitors. Molly Seaman, Emily Pritchard, Kim Claussen and Gharde Geldenhuys all saw their first competition for Washington. Pritchard turned in the highest score of the group, recording a fourth place finish on bars with a score of 9.800.

Senior Mandi Klug performed on floor exercise for the first time in her career, posting a score of 9.475. Senior Jessica Schedler tied her career high on vault with a score of 9.700.

The meet was the opening competition for all four teams. The Huskies now stand 5-3 all-time against Denver while improving their record against Maryland to 4-0 and to 29-4 against California. The meet marked the 11th consecutive time Washington has outscored California in a competition.

The Huskies open their home season on Sunday, Jan. 21 when they play host to Boise State at 2 p.m. at Bank of America Arena.

Collegiate Women's Gymnastics
At University of Denver

Team Standings: 1. Denver 194.175, 2. Washington 192.900, 3. Maryland 191.925, 4. California 191.650.

All-Around: 1. Lanna Apisukh (Washington) 39.050, 2. Gillian Cote (Maryland) 39.025, 3 Carrie Kreifels (California) 38.675, 4. Emily Bankhead (Denver) 38.600, 5. Ashley Shible (Denver) 38.550. Other Huskies: 7. Stacy Wong 38.300

Vault: 1. Ashley Shible (Denver) 9.875, 2. Janet McKnight (California) 9.825, 3. Kit Johnson (Maryland) 9.775, 4t. Jennifer Ebdon (Denver), Melanie Schiff (Denver), Emily Bankhead (Denver) 9.750. Other Huskies: 7. Jessica Schedler 9.700, 10t. Emily Pritchard 9.650, 14. Mandi Klug 9.625, 16t. Lanna Apisukh 9.575, 19. Molly Seaman 9.450, 24. Stacy Wong 8.800

Bars: 1. Stacy Wong (Washington) 9.925, 2. Michelle Kasuga (Denver) 9.875, 3. Gillian Cote (Maryland) 9.825, 4t. Emily Pritchard (Washington) and Carrie Kreifels (California) 9.800. Other Huskies: 6t. Lanna Apisukh 9.750, 9. Jessica Schedler 9.575, 16t. Kim Claussen 9.200, 22. Sidney Field 8.450.

Beam: 1. Jennifer Ebdon (Denver) 9.925, 2. Genine Ishino (California) 9.900, 3t. Kabba Apisukh (Washington) and Katreece Stone (California) 9.875, 5. Ashley Shible (Denver) 9.850. Other Huskies: 8t. Molly Seaman and Stacy Wong 9.775, 14. Sidney Field 9.625, 17. Mandi Klug 9.375, 19. Emily Pritchard 9.275.

Floor: 1. Jennifer Ebdon (Denver) 9.925, 2t. Michelle Kasuga (Denver), Ashley Shible (Denver) and Jill Fisher (Maryland) 9.875, 5t. Lanna Apisukh (Washington) and Katreece Stone (California) 9.850. Other Huskies: 8t. Stacy Wong 9.800, 20. Amy Metcalf 9.600, 21. Molly Seaman 9.500, 22. Mandi Klug 9.475 and 24. Gharde Geldenhuys 9.250.

Attendance: 914

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