Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
2008-03-29 Pac-10 Champs
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 29, 2008
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Seattle, Wash.- The Arizona Womenˇ?s gymnastics team headed to Seattle, Wash today to compete in the Pac-10 championships.

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The Wildcats finished strong, coming in fourth place with a 195.725.? Stanford took first place with a 197.000, Oregon State second with a 196.550?and UCLA third with a 196.200.? Following the?fourth-place Wildcats?were the California Golden Bears with a 193.400, Washington at sixth with a 193.375, and finally ASU with a 191.925.

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?ˇ?We hit 24 for 24 routines, and we think it will move up in the rankings.ˇ± said head coach Bill Ryden. ˇ?We had a very good meet, and we are really happy with our performanceˇ±.

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On the vault, senior Karin Wurm took third place with a 9.850.? Sophomore Miranda Russell followed at 17th and the team total was a 48.875.

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Bars was also a hit with Wurm as she notched a 9.900 giving her third place once again. Junior Alexis Greene followed at 13th and Junior Briana Bergeson at 18th with 9.825 and a 9.800 respectively.? Collectively, the team notched a 49.000.

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On the beam, junior Briana Bergeson and senior Danielle Hicks lead the Cats in eighth place, both with a 9.850. Wurm came in 15th with a 9.825 while Russell finished 16th with a solid 9.800. The team total was a 49.000.

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Finishing on floor, junior Sarah Specht lead the way in 10th place with a 9.825, as the team total was a 48.850.

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Wurm took fifth place in the all-around with a 39.275 while Russell took eighth with a 39.050?and Greene ninth with a 39.050.

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ˇ?? We fought really hard, and it was a really positive experience.? If we compete like this at regionals we will do wellˇ± said Ryden.ˇ±

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The Gymcats will continue on to compete in the regional competition, in hopes of qualifying for the NCAA nationals.

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