Women Gymnastics Place Second At Bruin Classic

March 4, 2001

The top-ranked UCLA gymnastics team won its fifth consecutive BruinClassic with a meet record 197.7 to remain the meet's only team champion.California was second with a 195.025, followed by Utah State (192.225) andUC Santa Barbara (188.575).

UCLA closed the afternoon with a school-record 49.85 total on the floorexercise. The meet ended with back-to-back-to-back perfect 10s from 2000U.S. Olympians Kristen Maloney (Pen Argyl, PA) and Jamie Dantzscher (SanDimas, CA) and three-time All-American Onnie Willis (Tacoma, WA). MaliaJones (Sparks, NV) started the rotation with a career-high 9.925 to set thetable for her teammates. Valerie Velasco (Fullerton, CA) tied hercareer-high with a 9.85, and Kristin Parker (Hanford, CA) contributed a9.925. Maloney then recorded her first career 10.0 on floor, Dantzscherearned her fourth 10 on floor and her sixth overall this year, and Willisclosed it out with her first-ever 10 on floor.

The Bruins took a slight lead after one rotation, recording a 49.05 onvault to Cal's 48.875 on bars. A 49.45 on bars in rotation two helped theBruins put more distance between them and the Golden Bears, who totaled48.125 on beam. A 49.35 set on beam gave UCLA a 1.6 lead over Cal headinginto the final rotation.

Willis won the all-around with a 39.6. In addition to her floor win, shehad second-place finishes on vault (9.85) and bars (9.9) and a third-placeshowing on beam (career-high tying 9.85). Jones placed second in theall-around with a 39.35, and Cal's Pari Olver placed third with a 39.2.

Dantzscher took first place honors on three events: vault (career-high9.925), bars (9.925), and floor (10.0). Mohini Bhardwaj (Cincinnati, OH) wonthe balance beam with a career-high tying 9.95. Maloney earned second placeon bars (career-high 9.9) and beam (9.9), in addition to her first-place tieon floor.

5th Annual Bruin Classic

TEAM: 1. UCLA 197.7^, 2. California 195.025, 3. Utah State 192.225, 4. UCSanta Barbara 188.575.

ALL-AROUND: 1. Onnie Willis (UCLA) 39.6, 2. Malia Jones (UCLA) 39.35, 3.Pari Olver (Cal) 39.2.

VAULT: 1. Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA) 9.925*, 2. Onnie Willis (UCLA) 9.85, 3.Lisa Arnold (Cal) 9.825.

BARS: 1. Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA) 9.925, 2T. Onnie Willis (UCLA) 9.9, 2T.Kristen Maloney (UCLA) 9.9*

BEAM: 1. Mohini Bhardwaj (UCLA) 9.95*^, 2. Kristen Maloney (UCLA) 9.9, 3.Onnie Willis (UCLA) 9.85*

FLOOR: 1T. Onnie Willis (UCLA) 10.0*^, 1T. Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA) 10.0*^,1T. Kristen Maloney (UCLA) 10.0*^

* - career-high, ^ - meet record

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