After a disappointing outing last week at UCLA,
“I’m very pleased with the score,” ninth-year head coach Bill Ryden said following the meet. “I am more pleased, however, with the level of gymnastics we showed. That is the level we see every day in practice, and it was nice to put it on display in front of our fans.”
Not only did the Wildcats turn in a redeeming performance, they also overcame an ominous beginning to the meet in warm-ups. Senior all-arounder Aubrey Kelly injured her right ankle in a vault warmup, which forced her to be scratched from all but the bars lineup.
Over on bars in the first rotation,
In the second rotation,
Leading by 0.575 points going to beam for the third rotation, the Wildcats extended their lead with a season-best 49.075, paced by Hicks’ career-high and event-winning score of 9.900. Bergeson and Holton added marks of 9.850 and 9.825, to place second and third respectively. Wurm and Morgan added scores of 9.750.
On floor, Kera Bolen and Lanz posted marks of 9.875 to lead the Beavers to a 48.650.
The Wildcats closed the meet in impressive style, tallying a team score of 49.150, led by Holton’s career high 9.900, which won her the individual title. Russell turned in the best floor performance of her freshman campaign with a 9.800. Wurm chipped in a 9.825, while Hicks shared second-place honors with a 9.875.
Wurm won the all-around title with the second highest total of her career, 39.300. Lanz placed second with a 39.275. Rodriguez claimed third overall with a 39.200.
“Tonight was a big learning experience for our freshman and sophomores,” Ryden said. “This gives me a really good feeling of what this team can do the rest of the season.”
The announced attendance of 1,376 was the largest regular season crowd in
The Wildcats will be back in action at
Team Results by Rotation
UA on vault: 49.000
OSU on bars: 49.000
UA on bars: 49.100 ; Running total: 98.100
OSUon vault: 48.525 ; Running total: 97.525
UA on beam: 49.075; Running total: 147.175
OSU on floor: 48.650; Running total: 146.175
UA on floor: 49.150 ; Final total: 196.325
OSU on beam: 48.425; Final total: 194.600
Individual Results by Event
1. Brittney Morgan (UA) 9.900
2. Tasha Smith (OSU) 9.875
3. Mandi Rodriguez (OSU) 9.850
1. Karin Wurm (UA) 9.925
2. Mandi Rodriguez (OSU) 9.875
3. Briana Bergeson (UA) 9.850
3. Jami Lanz (OSU) 9.850
1. Danielle Hicks (UA) 9.900
2. Briana Bergeson (UA) 9.850
3. Jamie Holton (UA) 9.825
3. Brooke Barclay (OSU) 9.825
3. Jamie Lanz (OSU) 9.825
1. Jamie Holton (UA) 9.900
2. Danielle Hicks (UA) 9.875
2. Kera Bolen (OSU) 9.875
2. Jami Lanz (UA) 9.875
1. Karin Wurm (UA) 39.300
2. Jami Lanz(OSU) 39.275
3. Mandi Rodriguez (OSU) 39.200