California Heads Down to San Jose for Tri-Meet

March 2, 2010


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The California Golden Bears compete in the second of three straight Northern California meet, heading to San Jose for a tri-meet on Friday, March 5. The first rotation begins at 7:00 p.m.

It is also the second consecutive meet that the Bears will face off against the Stanford Cardinal. The meet host, San Jose State, is also a familiar foe as they participated in Cal's home tri meet on Jan. 22.

Last Week: Stanford Quad Meet California finished fourth at the quad meet, posting a season-low 188.825 team score.

All-Around Freshman Madisyn O'Brien, the Bears top all-arounder of the season, was held to competing in just one event after spraining her ankle earleir in the week. Junior Avery Gee was Cal's lone all-arounder. Gee posted her season best score, a 38.350. She finished sixth in the all-around.

Vault Freshman Chelsea Spomer, in her first competition of her collegiate career, tied for Cal's best score on the vault. She and Avery Gee each earned a 9.625. The 9.625 was a season-best mark for Gee.

Bars Freshmen Nikki Lew and Stina Olivere led Cal with 9.675's on their bar routines. It was a season high for Lew in the event. Madisyn O'Brien, in her lone performance of the day, scored a 9.600.

Beam The Beam was the lowest scoring event of the meet for the Bears. Avery Gee had the top mark with a 9.625.

Floor For the fourth consecutive meet, the floor was Cal's strongest event. Junior Avery Gee earned the top mark of the meet for any Cal gymnast in any event, scoring a 9.825 for her routine. It was Cal's second 9.825 of the season in any event. Sophia Hocini earned a 9.825 for her vault at Arizona in her final meet of the season.

Next Up - Sunday, March 14, Cal at UC Davis The Golden Bears compete in the final of three consecutive Northern California meets, heading out to a tri-meet hosted by the UC Davis Aggies. Cal will also compete against TWU.

Cal Gymnastics Photos Available A link for galleries from two of the Bears three home meets of the 2010 season has been posted on the women's gymnastics page. are the official photographers of Cal Athletics. Click on the link on the women's gymnastics site to view and purchase action shots from this season.

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