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
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