Ashley Houghting Wins Three Events to Help Huskies Pass SPU, 194.550-192.200
March 21, 2008
Seattle, Wash. - Washington women's gymnastics (3-10) wrapped up the regular season with a 194.550-192.200 win over Seattle Pacific in the Falcons' home gym, Royal Brougham Pavilion. Junior Ashley Houghting (Welland, Ont.) scored three event wins, while three other Huskies shared a tie for first place on bars.
Washington started the night on uneven bars, where the Huskies posted a new season-high with a 49.2, as three GymDawgs tied for first place. Freshman Samantha Walior (Prior Lake, Minn.) and seniors Raimey Iselin (Lake Tapps, Wash.) and Nikki Waiss (Mill Creek, Wash.) all finished with a 9.875. Iselin and Waiss also finished in a three-way tie for first on bars last week again SPU. Tonight's win was the third career victory for both Husky seniors. Walior, who snagged her first top finish on floor last week, earned her second career event title and first bars win tonight.
On vault, Houghting took first place with a 9.875, followed by freshman Haley Bogart (Woodside, Calif.) with a 9.85. Freshman Kristen Linton (Edmonds, Wash.) and junior Emily Epsten (San Diego, Calif.) tied for third place with a 9.75.
In the third rotation, the Huskies extended their lead over the Falcons with a strong showing on floor. Houghting won the apparatus with a 9.925 and was followed by second-place finisher Walior (9.85) and Iselin (9.825).
Houghting finished the night on beam with her third individual win, scoring a 9.825. Bogart tied SPU's Anissa Madrid for second place with a 9.775, as the Huskies took the meet 194.550-192.200.
The 194.550 team score will allow the Huskies to drop one of their earlier scores as Washington prepares to host the 2008 Pac-10 Championships at Bank of America Arena next Saturday, March 29 at 4 p.m.