California Competes at San Jose State Tri-Meet
March 5, 2010
SAN JOSE, CALIF. -
The California Golden Bears earned their second highest team score of the season, earning a 190.775 in a tri-meet at San Jose State University. Mariesah Pierce was the top all-around finisher for the Bears.
Stanford University was the top team finisher, posting a 196.800. The host school, San Jose State, finished second with a 195.075.
Cal's team score was their best finish since the season-opener when they scored a 191.800 in a dual against Arizona State.
Cal opened on the bars. Freshman Stina Olivere led the Bears with a 9.650. Cal followed with a strong showing on the beam. Freshman Mariesah Pierce set the tone, earning a 9.700 in the opening routine. Freshman Madisyn O'Brien scored a career-high 9.750 in the Bears final beam routine.
The floor was Cal's strongest event with the Bears posting a 48.100 team score. Mariesah Pierce earned a career-best 9.850 for her routine, the highest mark this season by a Bear on the floor. Junior Avery Gee continued her streak of solid floor performances, earning a 9.775. Sophomore Alex Leggitt earned her second straight 9.675 for her floor routine.
Cal closed on the vault, compiling a 47.875 team score. Alex Leggitt posted a 9.650. The vault of the night for the Bears came from freshman Arla Rosenzweig who nailed a 9.725, her career high and the third highest vault score of the season for a Cal gymnast.
In the all-around competition, Mariesah Pierce had the top mark for the Bears. In the first all-around of her collegiate career, she scored a 38.550. Pierce hit season highs in three of her four events. Avery Gee had a 9.550 on the vault and a 9.675 on her beam to help her compile a 38.100 all-around total.
The Bears will finish off their three straight Northern California meets next week when they travel to Davis on Sunday, March 14 for a tri-meet against UC Davis and TWU.