Beavers Finish First in Session One at Pac-12s
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Oregon State finished first in the afternoon session at Saturday's Pac-12 Championships with a score of 196.625. The Beavers finished fifth overall at the championship event.
Oregon State, hitting all but two routines, claimed the session one team victories on vault and beam. In addition to team victories, Madi Dagen was tied for first on the beam following the first session.
The Beavers, who were the top seed in the session, chose to begin the meet on bars. Kaitlyn Yanish led the Beavers with a score of 9.750, while M. Dagen added a 9.725 for the second-best Oregon State score. With a team score of 48.075 in the opening rotation, the Beavers trailed in the early going to Washington (49.00), Arizona State (48.600), and Stanford (48.200).
Oregon State headed to the balance beam looking to move up. Kristina Peterson led off the rotation with a 9.700. Each of the Beavers' following gymnasts improved upon her score. Jenna Domingo added a 9.850 with M. Dagen closing with a 9.900 to tie for first overall in the afternoon session.
At the halfway point, the Beavers closed the gap with a 49.100 on beam for a 97.175 overall score but were still behind Washington (98.075), Stanford (97.550), and Arizona (97.375).
On the floor, Kayla Bird and Peterson tallied 9.900s to lead the Beavers and grab second overall in the first session. Yanish and Niya Mack followed with a 9.825 and 9.800, respectively. Oregon State totaled a 49.200 on the floor for a 146.375 running score. After the third rotation, the Beavers were tied with Stanford in second place, behind Washington (146.925).
Moving on to their final event, the Beavers took the vault. Bird and Peterson led off with two-straight 9.775 scores. Yanish added a 9.850 before Sydney Gonzales, Lacy Dagen, and M. Dagen closed the meet with three-straight 9.875s for OSU.
The Beavers finished strong for the session one win with a 49.250 on vault for a 195.625 overall. Arizona followed in second with a 195.400 with Stanford (195.175) and Washington (194.400) following.
Oregon State will return to action Friday, April 2 at the NCAA Regional Championships at a site to be determined. The regional fields will be announced Monday via NCAA.com.
Overall: No. 6 Utah 197.725, No. 5 California 197.375, No. 13 UCLA 196.725, No. 11 Arizona State 196.375, No. 24 Oregon State 195.625, Arizona 195.400, Stanford 195.175, Washington 194.400.
Vault: UCLA 49.425, Oregon State 49.250, Arizona State 49.200, California 49.175, Washington 49.075, Utah 49.050, Stanford 48.825, Arizona 48.600.
Bars: California 49.475, UCLA 49.350, Utah 49.325, Arizona State 49.125, Washington 48.850,Stanford 48.800, Arizona 48.775, Oregon State 48.075.
Beam: Utah 49.675, California 49.200, Oregon State 49.100, Arizona State 49.075, Arizona 48.875, UCLA 48.425, Stanford 48.200, Washington 47.475.
Floor: Utah 49.675, California 49.525, UCLA 49.525, Stanford 49.350, Oregon State 49.200, Arizona 49.150, Washington 49.000, Arizona State 48.975.
Oregon State Results
All-Around: Madi Dagen 39.025
Vault (49.250): Madi Dagen 9.875; Lacy Dagen 9.875; Sydney Gonzales 9.875; Kaitlyn Yanish 9.850; Kayla Bird 9.775; Kristina Peterson 9.775.
Bars (48.075): Kaitlyn Yanish 9.750; Madi Dagen 9.725; Jenna Domingo 9.650; Niya Mack 9.600; Ariana Young 9.350; Kayla Bird 9.050.
Beam (49.100): Madi Dagen 9.900; Jenna Domingo 9.850; Sydney Gonzales 9.825; Ariana Young 9.800; Lexie Gonzales 9.725; Kristina Peterson 9.700.
Floor (49.200): Kayla Bird 9.900; Kristina Peterson 9.900; Kaitlyn Yanish 9.825; Niya Mack 9.800; Savanna Force 9.775; Madi Dagen 9.525.