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• Coming off its season high score, the Sacramento State gymnastics team will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 22, when it competes at Berkeley, Calif., against Cal and Washington. The meet will begin at 7 p.m. from Haas Pavilion.
• For those unable to attend, live stats will be available through calbears.com. There will not be a video stream of this meet.
• Cal has dubbed this meet as its "Pretty in Pink" contest. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. There will also be several pre-meet activities for fans.
• In the most recent meet, Sacramento State scored a season high 194.900 but came in third place behind Cal and San Jose State on Feb. 14 at The Nest. The Golden Bears won the team with an impressive 196.725 while the Spartans scored 195.725.
• The Hornets had five career highs established or tied in the meet, including Kailey Hansen who scored 9.900 to tie for second place on floor.
A LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS
• Cal will face Sacramento State for the second consecutive weeks. The Golden Bears scored a season high 196.725 in the last meeting and are now ranked 21st nationally. Cal had three all-arounders score 39.250 or better, including Jessica Howe who won the meet with a 39.325. Serena Leong finished first on vault (9.925) and floor (9.925), Alicia Asturias had the top score on bars (9.925) and Desiree Palomares and Crystal Paz tied for first on beam (9.825).
• With its two wins over the Hornets this year, Cal leads the all-time series, 18-8.
• Washington is also coming off an impressive effort in which the Huskies scored 196.650 but came up just shy against No. 9 UCLA (196.675). UW's score was its second best of the season. Aliza Vaccher scored 39.250 to lead the team in the all-around while Jackie McCartin tied for the win on bars with a 9.925.
• The Huskies lead the all-time series against the Hornets, 15-0.
FLOOR PROPELS HORNETS TO SEASON HIGH
A season high score of 49.075 on floor rallied Sacramento State to a 194.900 overall mark — its highest of the season. After not scoring higher than 48.725 on its their first three rotations, the Hornets counted five scores of 9.675 or higher, including four of at least 9.800. Senior Katie Osaki began the rotation with a season best 9.800 and was followed by a career high 9.675 from Maddie Montoya. Freshman Jesse Williams then set her career mark with a 9.850. After a fall, Kailey Hansen tied her career best with a 9.900. Dallas Smith rounded things out with a 9.850 which was just off her high water mark of 9.875.
Overall, three Sacramento State gymnasts set or matched their career highs and another set a season high. The team's total score placed it just outside the top 10 in school history (49.100 is 10th) and easily surpassed its 2014 best of 48.750 which came at Stanford.
HANSEN EARNS MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Senior Kailey Hansen was the recipient of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Specialist of the Week following her performance against San Jose State and Cal. Hansen scored 9.750 on vault, tied for third on beam with a 9.800 and tied for second on floor with a 9.900. Her floor total also matched her career best.
The honor was the second MPSF award for the Ventura, Calif., native this season as she was also the conference Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 8.
Kalliah McCartney and Jesse Williams became the first pair of Hornet all-arounders to compete in the same meet this year. Last season, McCartney and Cassie Benning competed in all four events in the first eight meets. Williams made the most of her first college all-around, scoring 38.975. The redshirt freshman is currently slated to be the lone all-arounder for the Hornets at Cal as McCartney is getting the week off from floor and bars.
April 17, 2014 McCARTNEY BEGINS NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS ON FRIDAY
April 4, 2014 NCAA POSTSEASON BEGINS ON SATURDAY FOR GYMNASTICS
March 26, 2014 GYMNASTICS TO SEND SEVEN TO NCAA REGIONAL
March 22, 2014 GYMNASTICS WINS MPSF CHAMPIONSHIP WITH SEASON HIGH SCORE
March 20, 2014 GYMNASTICS AIMS FOR MPSF TITLE ON SATURDAY
March 14, 2014 GYMNASTICS' UPSET BID FALLS SHORT AT SAN JOSE STATE
March 13, 2014 GYMNASTICS CLOSES REGULAR SEASON AT SAN JOSE STATE ON FRIDAY
March 12, 2014 WILLIAMS NAMED MPSF NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
March 5, 2014 HALL OF FAMER MAS WATANABE JOINS GYMNASTICS STAFF
February 28, 2014 GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO UTAH STATE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT MEET
February 28, 2014 McCARTNEY WINS ON VAULT AND BEAM; TEAM CLIPPED BY USU
February 22, 2014 McCARTNEY TIES FOR FIRST ON VAULT; GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD
February 21, 2014 GYMNASTICS FACES CAL, WASHINGTON ON SATURDAY NIGHT
February 18, 2014 KAILEY HANSEN NAMED MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
February 14, 2014 GYMNASTICS SCORES SEASON HIGH AGAINST CAL AND SAN JOSE STATE
February 13, 2014 GYMNASTICS WELCOMES SJSU AND CAL FOR VALENTINE'S DAY MEET
February 7, 2014 GYMNASTICS PREVAILS AT SEATTLE PACIFIC
February 6, 2014 GYMNASTICS RENEWS SERIES WITH SEATTLE PACIFIC ON FRIDAY
January 31, 2014 GYMNASTICS FALLS AT UC DAVIS, 195.500-193.575
January 30, 2014 GYMNASTICS HEADS TO DAVIS FOR CAUSEWAY CLASH
January 24, 2014 GYMNASTICS RALLIES TO EDGE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
January 23, 2014 GYMNASTICS RETURNS HOME TO FACE SEMO ON FRIDAY NIGHT
January 22, 2014 KONNER NAMED MPSF NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
January 19, 2014 GYMNASTICS PLACES THIRD BEHIND STANFORD AND ARIZONA
January 17, 2014 GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO STANFORD TO FACE CARDINAL AND ARIZONA
January 11, 2014 McCARTNEY FINISHES FIRST IN TWO EVENTS; GYMNASTICS SCORES 192.225
January 9, 2014 GYMNASTICS LOOKS TO STAY HOT AT ARIZONA STATE
January 7, 2014 HANSEN, KONNER EARN MPSF WEEKLY HONORS
January 3, 2014 GYMNASTICS STARTS 2014 WITH NORCAL MEET AT HOME
December 17, 2013 GYMNASTICS ADDS FOUR TO 2014 RECRUITING CLASS
December 3, 2013 GYMNASTICS KICKS OFF SEASON WITH FLIPFEST ON SUNDAY
October 3, 2013 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL AND GYMNASTICS RECEIVE NEW LOCKER ROOMS
August 28, 2013 GYMNASTICS EARNS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL ACADEMIC HONORS