This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
March 24, 2003
Be there or catch it on Fox Sports Net (tape-delayed) April 4, 2003 at 12:00 p.m.
Pac-10 gymnasts head to Los Angeles for the 2003 Conference Championships...Host school, No. 1 UCLA (13-2-1, 3-1-1) is the 2002 defending champions...The UCLA Bruins also own the nation's highest team score of the season (197.980), and have three gymnasts in the Top-15 for individual scoring...The Bruins hold ten total Conference titles (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 200, 2002) more than any other school...Only two other schools STANFORD and OREGON STATE have won Conference titles...Meanwhile, No. 3 ARIZONA STATE (10-4, 3-4) is a strong contender after coming off a season-high performance (198.275) this week and defeating No. 6 Oklahoma...The meet will also display five additional Top-20 teams, with No. 7 STANFORD, No. 11 OREGON STATE, No. 15 WASHINGTON, No. 18 CALIFORNIA and No. 20 ARIZONA rounds out the prestigious field.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Sat., March 29
Pacific-10 Championship @ UCLA, 6 p.m.
All times local (meet site) and subject to change
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., March 21
ARIZONA STATE 198.275; Kentucky 193.475
WASHINGTON 197.600; Cal State Fullerton 193.650; Seattle Pacific 191.825
San Jose State 192.925; CALIFORNIA 192.525
Sat., March 22
Denver 195.325; West Virginia 194.400; ARIZONA 193.600
STANFORD 197.725; Oklahoma 197.275
ARIZONA - No. 20 ARIZONA (4-10, 1-5) finished third in a tri-meet against host Denver (195.325) and West Virginia (194.400) with a score of 193.600...In a meet that was supposed to be cancelled the Wildcats managed scores of 48.775 on vault, 48.125 on bars, 48.250 on beam and 48.450 on floor...Individually Monica Bisordi tied for first-place honors on beam with a mark of 9.875...Sophomore Jamie Duce contributed with a mark of 9.825 on bars for third place honors while sophomore Jamie Schell tied for third place honors on beam(9.825)...ARIZONA will head to Pauley Pavilion for the 2003 Pac-10 Championships on Saturday, March 29 hosted by UCLA.
ARIZONA STATE - No. 3 ARIZONA STATE (10-4, 3-4) improved its record by defeating Kentucky, 198.275-193.475 Friday...The Sun Devils team total is the best team score in school history...They also set a school record on vault (49.650), bars (49.500) and floor (49.725)...Led by Ashley Kelley's two perfect 10's on the evening to register the highest individual all-around total in school history with a 39.875...Kelly scored a 10.000 on vault (career high) and 10.000 on bars (tied career high) to capture first place honors in both events...Ashley Ellsberry recorded a career-high in all-around with a 39.675...Taking second in bars was Kari Muth with a 9.900...Ellsberry led ASU on beam with a 9.975 in the Sun Devils final routine to help take the victory...Next up for ARIZONA STATE are the Pac-10 Championships Saturday, March 29 hosted by UCLA.
CALIFORNIA - No. 18 CALIFORNIA (12-5, 2-4) closed the cover on its storybook season tonight by suffering its lowest score of the year in a tough defeat at the hands of San Jose State...The Spartans edged the Bears ever so slightly, winning 192.925-192.525, handing Cal its fifth loss of the season and its first non-conference defeat...Junior Karissa Chock was the top Bear finisher, taking second place honors in the all-around competition (38.600) while finishing in a four-way second place tie with teammates Janet McKnight and Lauren Shipp on the vault (9.850)...The 9.850 second-place mark tied both Chock and Shipp's career bests...The vault event was mastered by Cal sophomore My-Lan Dodd, who not only took the gold, but tied her previous Cal record score of 9.950 for the second time this year...Dodd capped of her evening performance by placing second on bars (9.900) and tying for first on the floor (9.875)...CALIFORNIA returns to action Saturday, March 29 to take part in the Pac-10 Championships hosted by UCLA.
OREGON STATE - No. 11 OREGON STATE (12-5, 3-4) had the week off for finals and will return to action at the Pac-10 Championships on March 29 hosted by UCLA.
STANFORD - Led by Lindsay Wing's perfect 10.000 on beam and a team score of 49.600 on bars, No. 7 STANFORD (11-2-1, 4-1-1) posted an impressive 197.725-197.275 victory over No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday...Glyn Sweets recorded a 9.925 and Natalie Foley tallied a 9.900 to lead STANFORD on vault... Fluhrer and Wing took the top two places in bars, Fluhrer setting a career-high (9.975) and Wing tied a career-high (9.950)...Senior Kelsey Stillinger started STANFORD on beam in high fashion, on senior night, Stillinger recorded a career-high 9.900 to tie for third on the event...Wing then saved the best performance for the end, posting the school's first perfect 10.000 on beam...The Cardinal finished their regular season with win and look to reclaim their title from 2001 at the Pac-10 Championships on Saturday, March 29 hosted by UCLA.
UCLA - No. 1 UCLA (13-2-1, 3-1-1) will host the Pac-10 Conference Championship in Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, Mar. 29 at 6:00 pm...The Bruins have won three of the last four Pac-10 titles, including the 2002 title, and a Pac-10 best 10 gymnastics championships overall.
WASHINGTON - No.15 WASHINGTON (15-6, 3-3) established a school record with a score of 196.700 to win a three-way meet with Cal State Fullerton (193.650) and Seattle Pacific (191.825)...The Huskies bettered their previous mark of 197.425 set at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships...The team scoring mark was one of a number of records the Huskies smashed during the meet...Kelly McDonald led the Huskies by winning the all-around with a score of 39.675...That was the best mark of the year by a UW gymnast and tied for the third best mark in the program's history...McDonald posted career best scores on vault (9.900) and floor (9.950)...Huskies junior Emily Pritchard returned after a three-week absence due to kidney stones to take first place on vault (9.950) and set a career high on bars with a 9.975 to win that event...Senior Stacy Wong tied the UW all-time mark on beam with a 9.975 to win that competition...The Huskies' next meet is Saturday, March 29 at the Pac-10 Championships hosted by UCLA.
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