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Arizona Gymnastics Finishes Fourth at Silicon Valley Gymnastics Classic
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/22/2004
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - The University of Arizona women's gymnastics team finished in fourth place with a score of 190.775 at the Silicon Valley Gymnastics Classic Friday night, in front of a crowd of 403, in San Jose State's Spartan Gym. The No. 24-ranked California Golden Bears finished first (194.400), the Oklahoma Sooners came in second (194.025) and the San Jose State Spartans landed in third (191.975). Arizona dropped to 2-4 on the season and 0-1 in the Pac-10 Conference, while California improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Oklahoma owns a 3-1 record, and San Jose State opened the year at 1-2.

Arizona scored a season-high 48.050 on beam, and seven Wildcat gymnasts - Nikki Beyschau, Aimee Estella, Kara Fry, Meagan Killpack, Randi Liljenquist, Andi McCabe and Mary Reiss - each set season-high and career-high marks. The Golden Bears topped the field in the vault, beam and floor team events, while Oklahoma won the team bars event. Oklahoma swept top individual event honors on vault, bars (tie) and floor, while Arizona took the event titles on bars (tie), beam and in the all-around.

 
 

Individually for the Wildcats, senior Kara Fry scored a 38.950 to win her second consecutive all-around title this season, and she tied a season-high 9.800 on bars to take first place in the event for the second week in a row. Fry finished in third place on beam with a season-high 9.850 and had a 10th-place showing on floor with a 9.775. Junior All-American Randi Liljenquist set a season-high 9.875 on beam and took first-place honors in the event for the second consecutive competition this season. Liljenquist tied for third on floor (9.850) and tied for fifth on vault (9.675).

Senior Mary Reiss competed on beam for the first time in her collegiate career and set a career-high 9.750 in the event. Sophomore Nikki Beyschau scored a season-high 9.650 on vault. Freshman Meagan Killpack posted a career-high 9.325 in her first collegiate beam performance and set a new career-high 9.650 on floor. Fellow freshman Aimee Estella tied her season-high 9.200 on beam and competed on bars for the first time in her collegiate career and set a career-high 9.175 in the event. Freshman Andi McCabe set a new career-high 9.650 on floor.

Arizona completes its three-meet roadswing when the team travels to Berkeley, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 21, when the Wildcats are set to battle No. 24 California, No. 13 Oklahoma and Utah State, at 2 p.m. PST (3 p.m. MST), in California's Haas Pavilion.

University of Arizona Gymnastics 
Arizona @ San Jose State with California & Oklahoma 
Spartan Gym, San Jose, Calif.
January 19, 2001


Team Scores		Vault	Bars	Beam	Floor	Totals
1.  California		48.450	48.250	48.750	48.950	194.400
2.  Oklahoma 		48.425	48.550	48.300	48.750	194.025
3.  San Jose State	47.075	48.075	48.000	48.825	191.975
4.  ARIZONA		48.000	46.125	48.050	48.600	190.775


Individual Scores

Vault
1. Leah Mueller		Oklahoma	9.850
2. Janet McKnight	California	9.825
3. Carrie Kreifels	California	9.750
4. Mariana Goncalves	Oklahoma	9.725
5. Randi Liljenquist	Arizona		9.675
5. Dani Albright	San Jose State	9.675
5. Kasie Tamayo		Oklahoma	9.675

Uneven Bars
1. Kara Fry		Arizona		9.800
1. Leticia Ishii	Oklahoma	9.800
1. Carrie Kreifels	California	9.800
4. Shirla Choy		San Jose State	9.775
5. Kasie Tamayo		Oklahoma	9.750

Balance Beam
1. Randi Liljenquist	Arizona		9.875
1. Katreece Stone	California	9.875
3. Kara Fry		Arizona		9.850
4. Dani Albright	San Jose State	9.825
5. Carrie Kreifels	California	9.800

Floor Exercise
1. Patricia Aoki	Oklahoma	9.875
1. Pari Olver		California	9.875
3. Randi Liljenquist	Arizona		9.850
4. Kimmy Cianci		San Jose State	9.850
5. Shirla Choy		San Jose State	9.850

All-Around
1. Kara Fry		Arizona		38.950
2. Leticia Ishii	Oklahoma	38.925
2. Pari Olver		California	38.925
4. Shirla Choy		San Jose State	38.900
4. Kasie Tamayo		Oklahoma	38.900
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