This Week In Pac-10 Gymnastics

Feb. 4, 2003

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Trials and Tribulations...

Conference action is heating up as STANFORD remains the only unbeaten team in Conference...UCLA got back to its winning ways by beating No. 22 Arkansas, while ARIZONA STATE beat in-state rival ARIZONA and CALIFORNIA defeated Boise State...Other results included STANFORD defeating OREGON STATE in a four team meet, while WASHINGTON fell to Florida...Nationally, for the second week in a row, six of the seven teams are ranked in the Top-20 UCLA moved up a couple positions to No. 3 while ARIZONA STATE, STANFORD, OREGON STATE, and ARIZONA all moved up positions to No. 6, No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10, respectively...WASHINGTON rounds out the Conference at No. 13....This week in Conference match-ups UCLA heads to the farm to face unbeaten STANFORD then heads back home to take on WASHINGTON...ARIZONA and WASHINGTON take a break from conference play at Seattle Pacific and the Cat Classic respectively, ARIZONA STATE heads to Corvallis to face off against OREGON STATE, while CALIFORNIA plays host to Boise State, Fullerton and UC Davis.

Fri., February 7

Cat Classic (4)
ARIZONA, BYU, New Hampshire @ Missouri, 7 p.m.ARIZONA STATE @ OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON @ Seattle Pacific, 7 p.m.
UCLA @ STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., February 8
Cat Classic (4)
ARIZONA, BYU, New Hampshire @ Missouri, 7 p.m.

Sun., February 9
Boise State, Fullerton, UC Davis @ CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m.

All times local (meet site) and subject to change

Fri., January 31

ARIZONA STATE 196.950; ARIZONA 196.175
CALIFORNIA 195.420; Boise State 194.875
STANFORD 196.575; OREGON STATE 196.275; San Jose State 193.425; Seattle Pacific 187.825
Florida 196.950; WASHINGTON 194.650; George Washington 190.450; Rhode Island 188.525

Sun., February 2
UCLA 198.175; Arkansas 193.475


ARIZONA - No. 10 ARIZONA (3-2, 1-2) was edged by ARIZONA STATE, 196.950-196.170...ARIZONA took the team floor title with a season-high mark of 49.100, the Wildcats also posted a season-high team score of 49.175 on bars and the overall team score of 196.175 stands as the sixth-best mark in team history...Despite the loss several Wildcats posted career highs junior Sheehan Lemley placed fourth on bars and fifth on the beam with career high marks of 9.875 and 9.850 respectively,while freshman Abby Pearson tied for fifth place on vault with a career-high 9.850...On floor, sophomores Stevie Fanning and Katie Johnson led the way for ARIZONA tying for third place in the event with marks of 9.875, which was a career high for Fanning...ARIZONA will take a break from Conference play and travels to Missouri for the Cat Classic on Friday, February 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 to face Missouri, BYU and New Hampshire.

ARIZONA STATE - No. 6 ARIZONA STATE (5-1, 2-1) defeated ARIZONA 196.950-196.175...Junior Maggie Germaine had another career night winning the all-around title at 39.625, tying her own school record and career-high, tying for first on the bars (9.950) and also capturing the floor with a career high 9.975...Senior Ashley Kelly chipped in with a second place finish in the all around tying a career high (39.600) and set another career high on the bars (9.950)...Vault was won by Jada Cox and Cassidy Vreeke (.9.925), who tied for first while beam was won by Ashley Ellsberry (9.950)...ASU set a school record on bars with a 49.475...The Sun Devils travel to Corvallis Friday, February 7 to face OREGON STATE.

CALIFORNIA - CALIFORNIA (4-2, 0-2) beat Boise State 194.875-195.400 in front of a record breaking crowd which both teams produced season highs...Britani Pittullo won the all-around with a 38.825...Monique Chang and Janet McKnight tied for first on vault with 9.900...My-Lan Dodd and Lauren Shipp tied for first on the bars with a 9.900 and Dodd won the beam with a 9.875...CALIFORNIA returns to action on Sunday, February 9 as it hosts Boise State, Cal State Fullerton and UC Davis.

OREGON STATE - No. 9 OREGON STATE (5-3, 1-3) turned in a season-high 196.275 to defeat San Jose State (193.425) and Seattle Pacific (187.825), but lost to STANFORD (196.575)...OREGON STATE score of 196.275 ties for the 15th best score in school history, and it marked the first time the Beavers have scored a 196.000 in the month of January...Tanya Ricioli last week's Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week, tied for first on floor (9.925) and the all-around (39.475), and she placed second on bars (9.900)...Chrissy Lamun matched Ricioli's score on floor to claim a share of that title, and Elaine Yoder had a career-high 9.925 on beam to tie for second...OREGON STATE added another season-best on floor, going six-for-six for a season-high 49.400 after not counting a score lower than 9.825 including Lamun and Ricioli's career-highs of 9.925...The Beavers host ARIZONA STATE Friday, February 7.

STANFORD - No. 8 STANFORD (7-1, 2-0) picked up three wins in its home-opener finishing with a score of 196.575 team score, edging OREGON STATE (196.275), San Jose State (193.425) and Seattle Pacific (187.825)...STANFORD started with a career-high 9.900 on vault by Lise L�veill� followed by teammate Kendall Beck 9.875 to tie for second...The Cardinal then moved to bars, where they recorded a season-high 49.275 team score led by Natalie Foley with a career-high 9.900 performance to tie for second...The Cardinal held a slim lead heading into the final rotation when L�veill� iced the meet with a 9.925 to win floor, helping lead STANFORD to a team season-high 49.200 on the event...L�veill� also tied for the top place in the all-around with a 39.475...STANFORD will look to continue its undefeated conference status against No. 3 UCLA on Friday, February 7.

UCLA - No. 3 UCLA (6-1, 1-1) broke the 198 barrier for the second time this season, totaling 198.175 in a home victory over No. 22 Arkansas... Three Bruin gymnasts scored perfect 10s Yvonne Tousek on bars and Kate Richardson and Onnie Willis on floor...UCLA was competing without defending NCAA all-around champion Jamie Dantzscher, who sat out the meet due to a sprained ankle...UCLA counted no score lower than 9.800 and recorded a season-best of 49.725 on the floor...On vault the Bruins scored a 49.375 led by Jeanette Antolin and Richardson with scores of 9.950 and 9.900, respectively...The Bruins swept the Top 5 all-around placing with Richardson earning first place with a career-high and UCLA freshman record 39.75...UCLA will face rival STANFORD on Friday, February 7, then comes home to face WASHINGTON on Sunday, February 9.

WASHINGTON - No. 13 WASHINGTON (4-2, 1-1) finished second in a four-way meet with No. 7 Florida taking top honors with a score of 196.950 while the Huskies scored 194.650, George Washington 190.450 and Rhode Island 188.525...Junior Emily Pritchard took first place in the all-around with a score of 39.325, tied for first place on vault (9.900), finished fourth on bars (9.875), was ninth on beam (9.725) and scored 9.825 to place third on floor exercise...It marks the second consecutive meet that Pritchard won the all-around competition...Senior Stacy Wong tied for first on balance beam (9.950) and on vault (9.900)...WASHINGTON heads to Seattle Pacific Friday, February 7, then heads to Los Angeles to against UCLA on Sunday, February 9.

Gymnast of the Week - Kate Richardson

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Kate Richardson of UCLA has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for January 26 - February 1. Richardson Led UCLA to a team total of 198.175 in a home dual meet against Arkansas. The Bruins' score is the second-highest in the nation this season (topped only by UCLA's 198.275 in January) and the fourth-highest score in school history. She recorded a career-high and UCLA freshman record 39.750 in the all-around for her second-straight all-around victory. It is the third consecutive meet in which she has scored 39.500 or higher. In addition, she earned her first career perfect 10 on the floor exercise and her second 10 overall in her short Bruin career. Her 10 helped the Bruins achieve a season-best 49.725 on floor. She also won the beam with a 9.975 (she now averages 9.950 on beam for the season), placed second on vault (9.9000) and tied for third on bars (9.875)

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