The Wildcats (3-4 overall, 0-2 Pac-10) set a season-high 48.125 on vault, and senior All-American Heidi Hornbeek tied for first place on bars for her second-consecutive bars title. Seven Wildcat gymnasts set or tied career-high and season-high marks.
Individually for the Wildcats, All-American Heidi Hornbeek tied her season-high 9.850 on bars and tied for first place in her only event of the meet. Hornbeek, a seven-time All-Pac-10 selection, won her second bars title for the second-consecutive meet after taking first place Friday night against San Jose State.
Senior Gretchen Diaz scored a season-high 9.575 on vault and a season-high 9.650 on beam (tied for ninth place), while junior Nicci Filchner tied a career-high 9.675 on bars. Junior Kara Fry, Arizona's top finisher in the all-around, set a season-high 9.725 on beam (tied for sixth place), and she also set a season-high 38.775 for a fifth-place finish in the all-around.
Sophomore Randi Liljenquist tied a career-high 9.650 on vault and tied for ninth place, and she tied for fifth on floor with a 9.800. Freshman Nikki Beyschau tied for fourth on bars with a 9.775, while sophomore Emily Peterman scored a season-high 9.650 on beam (tied for ninth place). Junior Heather Straccia recorded a career-high 9.650 on vault and tied for ninth in the event.
Arizona returns to the McKale Center for a tri-meet on Friday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., when the Wildcats take on the California Golden Bears and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.
Arizona Gymnastics Arizona at Denver with Minnesota Hamilton Gymnasium January 30, 2000 Team Scores Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Totals 1. Minnesota 48.600 48.525 48.450 48.950 194.525 2. Denver 48.450 48.250 48.850 48.825 194.375 3. ARIZONA 48.125 48.550 47.775 48.450 192.900 Top scorers Vault 1. Jennifer White Denver 9.900 2. Dana Mims Denver 9.775 2. Leigh Dixon Minnesota 9.775 Uneven Bars 1. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 9.850 1. Sachi Ena Denver 9.850 3. Jennifer Ebdon Denver 9.800 Balance Beam 1. Jennifer Ebdon Denver 9.850 2. Jennifer White Denver 9.825 3. Dana Mims Denver 9.800 Floor Exercise 1. Jennifer Ebdon Denver 9.900 2. Megan Beuckens Minnesota 9.825 2. Catie Christensen Minnesota 9.825 2. Mary Anne Kelley Minnesota 9.825 All-Around 1. Jennifer Ebdon Denver 39.250 2. Dana Mims Denver 39.150 3. Megan Beuckens Minnesota 38.975 3. Mary Anne Kelley Minnesota 38.975 5. Kara Fry Arizona 38.775