SEATTLE — Sacramento State junior Kalliah McCartney became the first Hornet gymnast to qualify for the NCAA Championships after placing sixth in the all-around at the Seattle Regional on Saturday at the University of Washington.
McCartney scored a season best 39.275 and had the top all-around score outside of Nebraska and Alabama gymnasts. Those two schools finished first and second to advance to the NCAA Championships paving the way for McCartney to earn one of two individual berths. The NCAA Championships will take place in Birmingham, Ala., on April 18-20.
The Vancouver, Wash., native began the night on floor where she tied for 13th overall with a 9.800. She tied for 10th on vault with a 9.875 before scoring 9.800 on bars to tie for 17th place. McCartney closed out the meet on beam with a 9.800 to tie for 10th place. Her total of 39.275 is tied for the ninth highest in school history and is the best by a Hornet at an NCAA regional.
Redshirt freshman Jesse Williams placed 12th in the all-around with a total of 38.700.
As has been the case throughout the season, the Hornets had their most success on vault. Along with the 9.875 from McCartney, Williams tied her career high with a 9.850 to tie for 14th. Julia Konner tied for 23rd with a 9.800 and Kailey Hansen scored 9.750 to tie for 30th.
On bars, Williams scored 9.600 and senior Kaila Kilwein had a fall to finish with a 9.125.
Hansen was just behind McCartney on beam with a 9.775 to tie for 14th place. Williams tied for 26th with a 9.675 and Kayla Wonderly scored 9.200 to tie for 37th.
Dallas Smith had the second highest score of the four Hornets on floor. The senior tied for 26th place with a 9.725. Hansen received a 9.700 to tie for 32nd and Williams scored 9.575.
Alabama won the meet with a total of 197.550. The Crimson Tide were followed by Nebrasaka at 196.975. Those two teams were at least a full point ahead of Denver (195.625), host Washington (195.550), Boise State (195.275) and BYU (194.650).
NCAA Seattle Regional Results
1. Lauren Beers, Alabama, 9.950; T10. Kalliah McCartney 9.875; T14. Jesse Williams 9.850; T23. Julia Konner 9.800; T30. Kailey Hansen 9.750.
T1. Emily Wong, Nebraska; Kelsey Morris, Boise State, 9.950; T17. Kalliah McCartney 9.800; 36. Jesse Williams 9.600; 40. Kaila Kilwein 9.125.
T1. Aja Sims, Kim Jacob, Alabama, 9.900; T10. Kalliah McCartney 9.800; T14. Kailey Hansen 9.775; T26. Jesse Williams 9.675; T37. Kayla Wonderly 9.200.
T1. Emily Wong, Nebraska; Ciera Perkins, Boise State; Diandra Milliner, Alabama, 9.900; T13. Kalliah McCartney 9.800; T26. Dallas Smith 9.725; T32. Kailey Hansen 9.700; 40. Jesse Williams 9.575.
1. Emily Wong, Nebraska, 39.625; 6. Kalliah McCartney 39.275; 12. Jesse Williams 38.700.
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