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Campbell’s Perfect 10 Leads UCLA to 197.125-194.300 Win

Feb 27, 2022
Chae Campbell

Los Angeles – No. 18 UCLA jumped out to a huge lead after the first rotation and never looked back, hitting 24-for-24 in a 197.125-194.300 victory over Washington on Sunday afternoon in Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom. Bruin sophomore Chae Campbell, the reigning Pac-12 floor exercise co-champion, capped the day with a perfect 10 on floor exercise to close the meet, the first perfect score of her young career. She finished the day with a meet-winning all-around score of 39.575, a new season-high. Campbell also won vault with a 9.925.

UCLA freshman Emma Malabuyo recorded two event wins as well, tying for first on uneven bars with teammate Norah Flatley, each scoring 9.875. Malabuyo, who tied with Jordan Chiles for second place in the all-around with a 39.375, also tied for first place on balance beam with Washington's Skylar Killough-Wilhelm with a score of 9.900.

Rotation 1 – UCLA Vault, Washington Bars
Led by a near-perfect vault by Campbell, the Bruins totaled 49.250 to take a large lead over Washington to start the meet. The Bruins had strong landings on their vaults, finishing with a high and stuck Yurchenko layout full from Campbell that gave her a season-best 9.925 on the 9.950-valued vault. Jordan Chiles also contributed a 9.900 score, tying her career-high. Malabuyo contributed a 9.825, and Norah Flatley and Sekai Wright each scored 9.800. Washington had two sub-9.0 scores on uneven bars, scoring 47.725. Skylar Killough-Wilhelm led the Huskies with a 9.850.

Rotation 2 – UCLA Bars, Washington Vault
Malabuyo and Flatley led the Bruins on uneven bars with scores of 9.875 as UCLA totaled 49.175 on the event. Ana Padurariu rebounded from last week's falls to tie her career-high with a 9.850. Campbell led off with a 9.825, and Chiles added a 9.750. Junior Kalyany Steele made her season debut, scoring 9.675. Washington recovered from their troubles on uneven bars to score 49.125 on vault, led by Amara Cunningham's 9.900.

Rotation 3 – UCLA Beam, Washington Floor
After sitting out on balance beam last week, Padurariu returned to her usual leadoff spot and delivered a 9.875 to help lead UCLA to a 49.150 team score on beam. The Bruins also counted scores of 9.900 from Malabuyo, 9.825 from Campbell and 9.775 from Chiles and Flatley. Cunningham earned Washington's top mark on floor with a 9.850 to lead the Huskies to a team score of 48.800.

Rotation 4 – UCLA Floor, Washington Beam
The Bruins collected four scores of 9.9 or higher, led by Campbell's perfect 10, on their way to a team score of 49.550, their second-highest floor score of the season. Campbell started her routine with a high and stuck full-in first pass and closed with a stuck double tuck. Chiles recorded her third 9.95+ floor score in her last four meets, with a 9.950. Senior Pauline Tratz returned to the floor lineup for the first time since Feb. 4 and tied her season-high of 9.925. Freshman Brooklyn Moors also tied her career-high with her second consecutive mark of 9.900 highlighted by expressive dance and a stuck front double full-front tuck opening pass. The Huskies scored 48.650 on balance beam, led by Killough-Wilhelm's first-place mark of 9.900.

"They came out and got after it right from the beginning and had a good meet, went 24-for-24," said UCLA head coach Chris Waller. "I'm just really proud of this team right now. We're going in the right direction."

UCLA (3-6, 2-4 in the Pac-12) will next host conference-leading California on Sunday, Mar. 6 at 12pm.