Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
2008-02-09 Ill-Chi
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 09, 2008
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The No. 20 Arizona gymnastics team traveled to Chicago, Ill. this weekend to compete against unranked Illinois-Chicago.? The Cats pulled through with their fourth victory of the season. The final team score of 194.75 was also a season high for the Wildcats, while the Flames earned a 192.975?team total.? The Cats are now 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the Pac-10.

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The Wildcats began the evening on bars, making a strong opening with senior Karin Wurm earning a 9.900 to take first place, and tie her personal best. Junior Briana Bergeson also came in third place with a 9.775. The final team score was a 48.750.

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On the vault, the teamˇ?s second event of the night, the team scored a solid 49.025. Arizonaˇ?s Miranda Russell led the way scoring a 9.850.? Junior Bree Workman and senior Karin Wurm followed with second and third place with scores of 9.825 and 9.800 respectively.

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The Cats continued their momentum on the floor exercise, scoring a 48.775 team total.??Wurm tied for first place with an Illinois-Chicago gymnast, both scoring a 9.850.?

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ˇ?We really had a great first three events,ˇ± said head coach Bill Ryden.

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The team finished the night on beam, having a few more struggles, scoring a 48.200.? Nevertheless, senior Danielle Hicks managed to score a solid 9.825 awarding her first place,?while Wurm came in at second with a 9.775.

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ˇ?In our away meets weˇ?ve never been able to get our beam routines on track. Weˇ?ve got a lot of improving to do when we finish the night on beam.ˇ±

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In the all-around, Wurm took first for the second meet in a row, scoring a 39.325?while sophomore Miranda Russell took third with a 38.375.

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ˇ?Weˇ?re happy with the results, but we still want to perform better,ˇ± said Ryden.

ˇ?Weˇ?re getting better each week but we keep having falls.ˇ±

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The Arizona gymnastics team has its next meet against rival ASU in Tempe, Ariz. on Friday, February 15th.

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? Rotation I- UA on Bars, IC on Vault

UA ?C 48.750

IC ?C?47.875

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Rotation II- UA on Vault, IC on Bars

UA ?C49.025 Running Score 97.775

Cal ?C 48.525 Running Score?96.400

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Rotation III- UA on Floor, IC on Beam

UA ?C 48.775 Running Score 146.550

Cal ?C 47.725 Running Score 144.125

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Rotation IV- UA on Beam, IC on Floor

UA?C 48.200 Running Score 194.750

Cal ?C 48.850 Running Score 192.975?
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