GYMNASTICS PLACES THIRD BEHIND STANFORD AND ARIZONA
STANFORD, Calif. — The Sacramento State gymnastics team scored 192.450 but placed third in a three-team meet at Stanford on Sunday afternoon. The host, and 12th-ranked Cardinal won the meet with a total of 195.925 edging No. 19 Arizona (195.850) by .075 points.
The Hornets put themselves in an immediate hole, scoring their lowest scores of the meet in the first two rotations. The team began on bars with a 48.100 and followed with a 46.725 on beam.
"It was another meet with missed opportunities," Sacramento State head coach Kim Hughes said. "There were high scores available but we could not take advantage of the situation."
On bars, Brennan Bailes, Paige Bottano and Kaila Kilwein each scored 9.750 to tie for the team lead. Jesse Williams was close behind with a 9.700. However, the team was forced to count a fall.
Kalliah McCartney led the team with a 9.750 on beam which placed her fifth overall. The team had four scores below a 9.500 on the rotation.
The Hornets rebounded on floor during the third rotation with a total of 48.750. Katie Osaki and Julia Konner both scored 9.750 to start the order for the team A 9.575 from Kaila Kilwein was followed by a career high 9.800 by Dallas Smith and a 9.875 from McCartney.
On vault, Sacramento State continued its strong start to the year with a 48.875. All six gymnasts scored 9.650 or better and the team counted five scores of 9.700 or higher towards its total. Kailey Hansen tied for fifth overall with a 9.850 and Konner set a career high with a 9.800. McCartney contributed a 9.775, freshman Emily Bolton added a 9.750 and Tina Necas received a 9.700.
Sacramento State returns home to host Southeast Missouri on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.
1. #12 Stanford 195.925
2. #19 Arizona 195.850
3. Sacramento State 192.450
VAULT: 1. Nicolette McNair, STAN; Kristin Klarnebach, Shelby Edwards, ARIZ, 9.900; T5. Kailey Hansen 9.850; 10. Julia Konner 9.800; 11. Kalliah McCartney 9.775; T12. Emily Bolton 9.750; 15. Tina Necas 9.700; 18. Katie Osaki 9.650.
BARS: 1. Kristina Vaculik, STAN, 9.925; T9. Brennan Bailes, Paige Bottano, Kaila Kilwein 9.750; 14. Jesse Williams 9.700; 16. Kalliah McCartney 9.150; 18. Ashley Wooff 8.600.
BEAM: 1. Amanda Spinner, STAN, 9.850; 5. Kalliah McCartney 9.750; 10. Elideth Guerrero 9.650; 13. Kayla Wonderly 9.425; 14. Kailey Hansen 9.300; 17. Dallas Smith 8.600; 18. Anneke Klaver 8.475.
FLOOR: T1. Pauline Hanset, Kristina Vaculik, STAN, 9.925; 5. Kalliah McCartney 9.875; 8. Dallas Smith 9.800; T13. Katie Osaki, Julia Konner 9.750; 16. Kaila Kilwein 9.575; 18. Elideth Guerrero 9.125.
ALL-AROUND: 1. Kristina Vaculik, STAN, 39.425; 3. Kalliah McCartney 38.550.