Gymnasts Finish Third In Pac-10 Conference Championships
March 29, 2003
The No. 3 ranked Arizona State University women's gymnastics team scored a and finished third (197.075) at the 2003 Pacific-10 Conference Championships at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Saturday in Los Angeles. UCLA won the meet (198.175) while Stanford was second (197.700), ASU third (197.075) and Washington fourth (196.750). Oregon State was fifth (196.650), Arizona was sixth (195.950) and California was seventh (195.925).
The third-place finish was ASU's best since finishing third in 1999.
Kate Richardson of UCLA won the all-around competition with a score of 39.825. Ashley Kelly (39.550) of ASU placed sixth. ASU's Maggie Germaine was ninth (39.425) and Ashley Ellsbery was 10th (39.400).
After a first rotation bye, ASU scored a 49.525 on floor, led by Maggie Germaine's 9.975 (T-3rd). Ashley Kelly and Ashley Ellsberry tied for (9.925, T-9th). Chrissy Lamun of Oregon State and Richardson of UCLA tied for first on floor (10.000). The 49.525 was the fifth-highest mark on the floor exercise by ASU this year.
In the second event of the evening, following another bye, the Sun Devils scored 49.000 on vault, led by 9.825's by Carla DeMartini and Cassidy Vreeke. Jeanette Antolin of UCLA won vault with a perfect 10.000. The Sun Devil's team score of 49.000 was their third-lowest of the 2003 campaign.
After a bye in the fifth rotation, ASU competed on the uneven bars in the sixth rotation and scored 49.125. ASU's Kelly led the way with a 9.900 (T-7th). Kari Muth was next at 9.825. ASU's bars team score was 49.125. Carly Dockendorf of Washington and Elizabeth Jillson of Oregon State tied for first (10.000).
ASU finished the evening on beam, scoring a 49.425. That score tied for the fifth-best this season for ASU. Kelly and Ellsberry led the way with 9.925's (T-4th). Lindsey Wing of Stanford won beam with a score of 9.975.
Next up for Arizona State are the NCAA Regional Championships, Saturday, April 12 at a site to be determined later next week.
ASU Scores (197.075)
1. UCLA 198.175
2. Stanford 197.700
3. ARIZONA STATE 197.075
4. Washington 196.750
5. Oregon State 196.650
6. Arizona 195.950
7. California 195.925
*See www.uclabruins.com for complete meet results.