GYMNASTICS CLOSES REGULAR SEASON AT CAL QUAD

GYMNASTICS CLOSES REGULAR SEASON AT CAL QUAD

BERKELEY, Calif. — Led by two event scores of at least 48.575, the Sacramento State gymnastics team closed its regular season with a 192.100 to place fourth in a quad meet at Cal on Sunday. The Hornets will next turn their attention to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships which will take place on Saturday, March 23, at Seattle Pacific.

Sacramento State's high score came on floor where the team again competed with just five gymnasts. The team totaled 48.600 and had four scores of 9.7 or better. Jordyn Brent led the Hornets with a 9.800 to tie for eighth place. Alexis Belkoff and Lauren Schmeiss each scored 9.775 and Carly Pratt added a 9.700.

The team totaled 48.575 on vault with the help of a career-high tying 9.825 from Schmeiss who tied for eighth place. Brent and Kendra Braida each set career bests during the rotation. Brent received a 9.800 to tie for 12th and Braida scored 9.700.

While Sacramento State was well above its season averages on floor and vault, the team encountered some problems on bars and beam. The Hornets counted a fall in each event and finished with a 47.500 on bars and 47.425 on beam.

Brent had the high mark for the team on bars with a 9.700. Destiny Watley ranked second on the team with a 9.650 and Amber Koeth scored 9.600.

On beam, Koeth paced the Hornets with a 9.775 which was just off her career high of 9.800. Jackie Sampson continued her success in the event with a 9.750 and Schmeiss ranked third on the team with a 9.650.

Cal, which is ranked 16th nationally, set a program record and remained unbeaten at home this season. The Golden Bears finished with a score of 197.575 while Illinois was second at 196.175. That score helped lift the Illini for 37th to 32nd place with one week remaining in the regular season.

Cal also accounted for at least a share of the individual leader in all four events and the all-around. Maya Bordas finished first on beam (9.950) and won the all-around (39.450). Milan Clause was first on floor, Emi Waterson tied for the top spot on bars and Chelsea Shu owned the high score on floor as each scored 9.950.

TEAM STANDINGS
1. California 197.575
2. Illinois 196.175
3. San Jose State 194.450
4. Sacramento State 192.100

VAULT
1. Milan Clausi, Cal, 9.950; T8. Lauren Schmeiss 9.825; T12. Jordyn Brent 9.800; 18. Kendra Braida 9.700; 20. Alexis Belkoff 9.650; 21. Tara Catour 9.600; 22. Amber Koeth 9.550.

BARS
T1. Emi Watterson, Cal; Mary Jane Otto, Illinois, 9.950; T12. Jordyn Brent 9.700; 17. Destiny Watley 9.650; 18. Amber Koeth 9.600; 22. Alexis Belkoff 9.375; 23. Jackie Sampson 9.175; 24. Courtnee Marquez 7.850.

BEAM
1. Maya Bordas, Cal, 9.950; T10. Amber Koeth 9.775; T14. Jackie Sampson 9.750; 17. Lauren Schmeiss 9.650; 21. Kendra Braida 9.250; 22. Jordyn Brent 9.000; 24. Carly Pratt 8.800.

FLOOR
1. Chelsea Shu, Cal, 9.950; T8. Jordyn Brent 9.800; T14. Alexis Belkoff, Lauren Schmeiss 9.775; 20. Carly Pratt 9.700; 21. Kendra Braida 9.550.

ALL-AROUND
1. Maya Bordas, Cal, 39.450; 5. Jordyn Brent 38.300.