Three Wildcat gymnastsHeidi Hornbeek, Emily Peterman and Heather Stracciaeach set or tied career-high and season-high marks, and Arizona took top honors on vault. Utah swept all four of the team events, and the Utes won individual titles on bars, beam, floor and in the all-around.
Individually for the Wildcats, senior All-American Heidi Hornbeek won the vault title for the second meet in a row and tied a season-high 9.875 in the event. Hornbeek, a seven-time All-Pac-10 and six-time All-America selection, ended the meet as Arizona's highest finisher in all four events and in the all-around. She finished third in the all-around with a 39.325. Although she is battling a nagging ankle injury, Hornbeek tied for third place on bars with a 9.875, tied for fifth on beam with a 9.825 and tied for fourth on floor with a 9.750.
Junior Kara Fry tied for fifth on beam with a 9.825, and she finished fourth in the all-around with a 38.825. Sophomore Emily Peterman set a new career-high 9.750 on bars and tied for sixth place, while junior Heather Straccia scored a career-high 9.750 on vault and finished in seventh place. Freshman Nikki Beyschau scored a 9.750 on bars and tied for sixth in the event, and sophomore Randi Liljenquist landed in sixth on floor with a 9.700.
Arizona returns to the McKale Center next week when the Wildcats take the floor against the second-ranked Michigan Wolverines on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the UA's final home meet of the regular season.
Arizona Gymnastics Arizona @ Utah Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah February 25, 2000
Team Scores Vault Bars Beam Floor Totals 1. Utah 49.000 49.375 49.250 48.900 196.525 2. ARIZONA 48.625 48.275 48.650 47.925 193.475
Vault 1. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 9.875 2. Deidra Graham Utah 9.825 2. Denise Jones Utah 9.825 4. Kim Allan Utah 9.800 5. Angelika Schatton Utah 9.775 5. Kylee Wagner Utah 9.775
Uneven Bars 1. Jenny Schmidt Utah 9.950 2. Deidra Graham Utah 9.925 3. Kim Allan Utah 9.875 3. Denise Jones Utah 9.875 3. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 9.875
Balance Beam 1. Angelika Schatton Utah 9.875 1. Ashley Kever Utah 9.875 1. Denise Jones Utah 9.875 4. Kylee Wagner Utah 9.850 5. Kara Fry Arizona 9.825 5. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 9.825
Floor Exercise 1. Deidra Graham Utah 9.900 2. Ashley Kever Utah 9.875 2. Denise Jones Utah 9.875 4. Lindsay Tanner Utah 9.750 4. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 9.750
All-Around 1. Denise Jones Utah 39.450 2. Deidra Graham Utah 39.425 3. Heidi Hornbeek Arizona 39.325 4. Kara Fry Arizona 38.825 5. Theresa Wolf Utah 38.250 6. Randi Liljenquist Arizona 38.100