No. 7 Women's Gymnastics Finishes In Second Place In Quad Meet

Feb. 15, 2002

Gainesville, Fla. - The Stanford women's gymnastics team tallied a team score of 195.700 to defeat Penn State (195.325) and Illinois-Chicago (194.175), but fell Florida who put up a total of 196.900 to win the SunTrust Mardi Gras Madness Quad Meet on Friday night in front of 2,473 fans.

Stanford is now 6-3 overall after taking a break from Pac-10 competition this weekend.

The Cardinal did not win an event, but picked up two second-place finishes. Kendall Beck tied for second with Florida's Orley Szmuch on the vault, each posting a 9.925. Becky Meldrum recorded a 9.900 to place fourth on the uneven bars.

Lise Leveille and Lindsay Wing led Stanford on the beam. Leveille finished second with a 9.875, while Wing posted a 9.850 to tie for third. Shelly Goldberg was the Cardinal's top finisher on the floor exercise, tying for third with a 9.875.

Katy Herbert, the only Stanford athlete to compete in the all-around, placed sixth with a 38.250 total score. Penn State's Katie Rowland won the all-around with a 39.425.

The Cardinal will return home to face rival California next Friday night in Burnham Pavilion. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Florida 196.900, Stanford 195.700, Penn State 195.325, Illinois-Chicago 194.175Competitor      Vault      Bars    Beam      Floor     AAKendall Beck       9.925                9.775Alissa Cooper      9.725Mandy Delgado      9.725                9.800      9.525Abby Gair                     9.775Shelly Goldberg    9.775                           9.875Katy Herbert       9.275      9.725     9.650      9.600      38.250Kristin Jensen                9.775Lise Leveille                 9.800     9.875      9.825Becky Meldrum                 9.900     9.550      9.825Marla Ranieri      9.725Lindsay Wing                  9.225     9.850      9.775               48.875     48.975    48.950     48.900     195.700
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