SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Junior Kalliah McCartney tied for first on vault and was the sole winner on bars and beam to guide the Sacramento State gymnastics team to a season high 195.275 on Friday night at The Nest. The score, which was tied for the seventh best in school history, gave the Hornets wins over No. 30 UC Davis (194.800) and Alaska Anchorage (188.550).
"This was a great way to end our home season," Sacramento State head coach Kim Hughes said. "We had a great crowd and the team responded with a solid performance."
Sacramento State opened on vault with a 48.950 with three scores over 9.800. McCartney and Hansen tied for the spot in the event with each receiving a 9.825. Jesse Williams tied for third with a 9.800 and Tina Necas and Julia Konner tied for sixth at 9.750.
The Hornets followed with a season high 49.000 on bars to extend their lead at the midway point of the meet. McCartney set a career high with a 9.875 to finish first. Williams matched her career best of 9.825 to tie for second. Senior Ashley Wooff tie for fourth after tying her career mark of 9.800. Sophomore Brennan Bailes also set a career best with a 9.775 to tie for sixth. The event score was the best for Sacramento State since 2007.
On beam, Sacramento State scored 48.475 while UC Davis scored 48.900 on floor to pull within .125. Kayla Wonderly and Cassie Benning helped the team get off to a good start with a pair of 9.675. Williams followed with a 9.625 before the team suffered its only fall of the day. McCartney rallied with a 9.800 to claim her 12th career win on beam. Hansen completed the rotation with a 9.700 which tied her for fourth place.
The Hornets secured their victory with a 48.850 on floor in which team team counted five scores between 9.700 and 9.825. Senior Katie Osaki led off with a 9.725 before Julia Konner scored 9.700. The final three members of the team each scored 9.8-plus with Williams and Dallas Smith tying for fourth place at 9.800. Hansen tied for second overall with a 9.825.
Anna Shumaker won the all-around, edging Williams for the title. Shumaker had a four-event total of 39.075 compared to a career high 39.050 from Williams.
Sacramento State will compete next week at San Jose State before traveling to UC Davis for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on March 22.
1. Sacramento State 195.275
2. UC Davis 194.800
3. Alaska Anchorage 188.550
T1. Kalliah McCartney, Kailey Hansen, SAC, 9.852; T3. Jesse Williams 9.800; T6. Tina Necas, Julia Konner 9.750; T9. Katie Osaki 9.700.
1. Kalliah McCartney, SAC, 9.875; T2. Jesse Williams 9.825; T4. Ashley Wooff 9.800; T6. Brennan Bailes 9.775; T8. Paige Bottano, Kaila Kilwein 9.725.
1. Kalliah McCartney, SAC, 9.800; T4. Kailey Hansen 9.700; T7. Kayla Wonderly, Cassie Benning 9.675; 10. Jesse Williams 9.625; 15. Elideth Guerrero 9.025.
1. Stephanie Stamates, UCD, 9.850; T2. Kailey Hansen 9.825; T4. Jesse Williams, Dallas Smith 9.800; T7. Katie Osaki 9.725; T9. Julia Konner 9.700; 12. Maddie Montoya 9.650.
1. Anna Shumaker, UCD, 39.075; 2. Jesse Williams 39.050.
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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