GYMNASTICS CLOSES OUT HOME SEASON WITH BEST SCORE OF THE YEAR
Lissa Zamolo tied for first place on beam and helped the team score a season high. The senior also set a personal best on bars.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State gymnastics team saved its best performance for the home finale as the team posted a season best 195.075 in a three-team meet at the Hornets Nest on Sunday. The Hornets converted 23 of 24 routines en route to bettering its previous best of the year by over two full points. The score now ranks as the 10th best in program history.
Boise State, which entered the meet ranked 13th nationally, scored 197.050 to finish first. UC Davis was third at 194.175 as each team scored a season high in front of a standing-room only crowd.
"Overall it was a great day," Sacramento State head coach Kim Hughes said. "Our seniors really stepped up and the team came together like we knew they could. It was nice seeing it all come together."
Sacramento State started strong, scoring 48.875 on vault during the first rotation for a season best. Four Hornets set or tied personal records in the event, including Katie Osaki, Amanda Blauvelt and Nicole Meiller who tied for sixth with 9.825s.
On bars, the Hornets also posted their season best, amassing a 48.600. Blauvelt matched her career high with a 9.850 to tie for third place. Meiller tied for seventh, also matching her career high, with a 9.800. The team also counted a 9.700 from Jasmine Lipka, a 9.650 from Kaila Kilwein and a 9.600 from Lissa Zamolo.
On beam, Zamolo tied for the top spot, scoring a career-high tying 9.850. That score matched Boise State's Amy Glass for first place. Mary Peck tied for fourth on beam with a 9.775 and Lipka added a 9.700.
The Hornets closed out the meet on floor with a season best 49.025. Kailey Hansen tied her career high with a 9.875 to place fifth. Bethany Barrick and Osaki were close behind, each receiving a 9.850 to tie for sixth.
Boise State tied for the top individual honor on all four events and the all-around. Hailey Gaspar won vault, Hannah Redmon bars and Kelsey Black floor, each receiving a 9.925. Galss finished first in the all-around with a four-event total of 39.500. Blauvelt set a career high with a 38.600 to place fifth.
Sacramento State will next compete at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday, March 19, at San Jose State.
TEAM: Boise State 197.050; 2. Sacramento State 195.075; 3. UC Davis 194.175.
VAULT: 1. Gaspar, BSU, 9.925; T6. Osaki, Blauvelt, Meiller, 9.825; T13. Hansen 9.725; T17. Bieber, Montoya, 9.675.
BARS: 1. Redmon, BSU, 9.925; T3. Blauvelt 9.850; T7. Meiller 9.800; T13. Lipka 9.700; 15. Kilwein 9.50; 16. Ono 9.600; 17. Zamolo 9.500.
BEAM: T1. Zamolo, SAC, Glass, BSU, 9.850; T4. Peck 9.775; T10. Lipka 9.700; 12. Hansen 9.675; 13. Guerrero 9.575; 17. Blauvelt 9.200.
FLOOR: 1. Black, BSU, 9.925; 5. Hansen 9.875; T6. Barrick, Osaki 9.850; T12. Blauvelt, Kilwein 9.725; 17. Lipka 9.575.