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Arizona Gymnastics Falls to Oregon State Friday
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 12, 2000
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CORVALLIS, Ore.The University of Arizona women's gymnastics team set a season-high 48.675 on vault and scored the third-highest meet total this season, but the Wildcats fell to Oregon State, 196.275-193.450, Friday night in front of a crowd of 3,542, in OSU's Gill Coliseum. The Wildcats dropped to 5-5 overall and 1-3 in the Pac-10, while the Beavers improved to 6-2 and 3-1 in the conference.

Arizona captured individual first-place honors on beam and in the all-around, and four Wildcat gymnasts set or tied season-high and career-high marks. Oregon State took top honors on vault, bars and floor, and the Beavers swept the four team events.

Individually for the Wildcats, senior All-American Heidi Hornbeek competed in all four events for the first time this season and won the all-around title with a season-high 39.375Arizona's top individual all-around mark. She continued to battle a nagging ankle injury, but she set a season-high 9.875 on vault (fourth place) and scored a season-high 9.850 on beam (fourth place). Hornbeek, a seven-time All-Pac-10 and six-time All-America honoree, also tied for third on bars with a 9.800 and tied for third on floor with a 9.850.

Junior Kara Fry tied for second place in the all-around with a season-high 39.150, and she scored a career-high 9.900 on beam, taking top honors in the event. Fry also tied for third on bars with a season-high 9.800, and she set a season-high 9.675 on vault. Sophomore Randi Liljenquist tied for second on beam (9.875), tied for third on floor (9.850) and finished in fourth in the all-around (39.075). Freshman Nikki Beyschau tied a season-high 9.775 on vault for a fourth-place finish, while senior Gretchen Diaz set a season-high 9.700 on vault.

Arizona returns to the McKale Center for back-to-back meets on Friday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 20. The Wildcats will face the Washington Huskies, at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, and the UA is set to battle the Minnesota Golden Gophers, at 2 p.m., on Sunday.

Arizona Gymnastics
Arizona @ Oregon State
Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore.
February 11, 2000

Team Scores Vault Bars Beam Floor Totals 1. Oregon State 49.100 48.850 49.125 49.200 196.275 2. ARIZONA 48.675 47.525 48.400 48.850 193.450

Individual Scores

Vault 1. Lara Degenhardt Oregon State 9.950 2. Katrina Severin Oregon State 9.900 2. Annie Campbell Oregon State 9.900 4. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 9.875 5. Nikki Beyschau Arizona 9.775

Uneven Bars 1. Stephanie Bychowski Oregon State 9.900 2. Jerra Lopez Oregon State 9.875 3. Kara Fry Arizona 9.800 3. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 9.800 5. Annette Taylor Oregon State 9.750

Balance Beam 1. Kara Fry Arizona 9.900 2. Bea Tistu-Whisenhunt Oregon State 9.875 2. Randi Liljenquist Arizona 9.875 4. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 9.850 5. Corrie Young Oregon State 9.825 5. Katrina Severin Oregon State 9.825

Floor Exercise 1. Lara Degenhardt Oregon State 9.900 1. Annie Campbell Oregon State 9.900 3. Katrina Severin Oregon State 9.850 3. Randi Liljenquist Arizona 9.850 3. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 9.850

All-Around 1. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 39.375 2. Annie Campbell Oregon State 39.150 2. Kara Fry Arizona 39.150 4. Randi Liljenquist Arizona 39.075

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