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ANOTHER SEASON HIGH FOR GYMNASTICS, SCORES 192.725 AT SAN JOSE STATE

ANOTHER SEASON HIGH FOR GYMNASTICS, SCORES 192.725 AT SAN JOSE STATE

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Sacramento State gymnastics team continued its stretch of season highs, scoring 192.725 in a three-team meet at San Jose State on Friday night. The Hornets' score surpassed their high of 192.600 which came a week ago. New Hampshire finished first at 194.800 while San Jose Sate was second at 194.400.

Sacramento State opened the meet on bars and scored 47.225 which left the team at least a full point behind the other two squads. Jordyn Brent tied for fifth place and led the team with a 9.800. Freshman Destiny Watley ranked second among Hornets with a score of 9.675 to place 11th and Alexis Belkoff set a personal best with a 9.550.

The team moved to beam and scored 48.400 for its second best score of the year and highest since the season-opening NorCal Classic. For the second consecutive meet, Kendra Braida gave the team a great start, scoring 9.800 which tied her for third place. After a 9.625 from Lauren Schmeiss, freshman Amber Koeth matched Braida with a career high performance.

The Hornets followed with a season high on floor, scoring 48.725. Sacramento State counted five scores of at least 9.700 during the rotation. The group was led by sophomore Kendra Braida who scored a career best 9.825 to place third overall. Brent tied for sixth after scoring 9.775 and Belkoff provided a 9.725. The final two scores toward the team total came from Carly Pratt and Lauren Schmeiss who each received a 9.700.

Three Hornets set or tied season bests on vault to help the team to a score of 48.375. The scores for the first five gymnasts in the lineup increased from one another. The scores peaked with a career high 9.775 from Brent who tied for second place. Lauren Schmeiss finished in fifth place with a season-high tying 9.750 and Belkoff wrapped up the lineup with a 9.700.

Brent finished in third place in the all-around, totaling 38.950. That score left her just a quarter point behind New Hampshire's Daneille Mulligan who claimed the title at 39.200.

Sacramento State will next compete at Seattle Pacific on Friday, Feb. 22.

TEAM RESULTS
1. New Hampshire 194.800
2. San Jose State 194.400
3. Sacramento State 192.725

VAULT
1. Nicole O'Leary, UNH, 9.800; T2. Jordyn Brent 9.775; 5. Lauren Schmeiss 9.750; T9. Alexis Belkoff 9.700; 15. Destiny Watley 9.600; 16. Shaye Mathias 9.550; 17. Kendra Braida 9.525.

BARS
T1. Danielle Mulligan, Lauren Diggan, UNH; Kaprece Nadonza, SJSU, 9.875; T5. Jordyn Brent 9.800; 11. Destiny Watley 9.675; 13. Alexis Belkoff 9.550; 14. Shaye Mathias 9.450; 18. Amber Koeth 8.750.

BEAM
T1. Josalyn Ray, SJSU; Courtney Bondanza, UNH, 9.825; T3. Kendra Braida, Amber Koeth 9.800; 12. Lauren Schmeiss 9.625; 13. Jordyn Brent 9.600; 14. Shaye Mathias 9.575; 18. Courtnee Marquez 8.500.

FLOOR
1. Taylor Chan, SJSU, 9.900; 3. Kendra Braida 9.825; T6. Jordyn Brent 9.775; T8. Alexis Belkoff 9.725; T11. Lauren Schmeiss, Carly Pratt 9.700; 19. Shaye Mathias 9.000.

ALL-AROUND
1. Danielle Mulligan, UNH, 39.200; 3. Jordyn Brent 38.950; 4. Shaye Mathias 37.575.