Jan. 18, 2014
Seattle, Wash. - The San Jose State University women's gymnastics team saw several gymnasts set career-highs as the Spartans went above-194 for the second-straight meet at No. 20 Washington with Arizona State and UC Davis on Saturday.
The Spartans, who earned a 2014-high 194.625, (3-5) finished third behind Washington (195.900) and Arizona State (194.825), and ahead of UC Davis (191.850).
The Spartans opened the meet with a low-scoring rotation on beam. Bekah Gher and Cami Guyer earned matching team-high 9.725 scores, 0.10 lower than the previous 2014 team-best individual score (9.825 by Julia Greer at Arizona State, Jan. 11). In her first 2014 appearance on the apparatus, Marissa Unpingco recorded a 9.675. Alyssa Kaschak added a 9.550 and Julia Greer scored a 9.475.
The tide began to turn for San Jose State in its second rotation, on floor. Greer's third-consecutive 9.850 was the team's best score and the meet's second-highest score. Guyer scored a career-best 9.800, while Alyssa Montalban (9.750) and Kiley Field (9.725) recorded season-high scores. Gher added a 9.675. A season-best, San Jose State earned a 48.800.
The Spartans' momentum continued on vault, where career-high scores were abound. Gher won the event with a 9.900, the second-highest vault score in San Jose State history. Freshman Kiana Gordon's 9.825 marked her highest score as a collegiate, and Guyer matched her career-best 9.800 on the apparatus. Greer added a 9.700 and Montalban earned a season-best 9.675. The Spartans' 48.900 was the fifth-highest vault score in program history.
San Jose State continued its momentum in its final rotation, on bars, with each gymnast scoring a 9.625 or higher. Harrison led off for the Spartans with a 9.800, her best score in the event since 2012. Guyer scored a team- and career-best 9.825 and freshman Rachel Heinl earned a season-high 9.775. Gher added a 9.700 and Unpingco scored a 9.675. The Spartans' 48.775 team score was its highest this season.
Both Spartans who competed in the all-around, Gher and Guyer, earned above a 39.000. Guyer's career-best 39.150 placed her second in the meet and Gher's season-best 39.000 was good enough for third.
The Spartans head to UC Davis on Sunday, January 25, at 1:00 p.m., when they compete against the Aggies, Stanford and Utah State.
San Jose State University Women's Gymnastics
January 18, 2014
Final Scores - 1, Arizona State (ASU), 195.900. 2, Washington (UW), 194.825. 3, San José State (SJSU), 194.625. 4, UC Davis (UCD), 191.950.
Vault - 1, Bekah Gher (SJSU), 9.900. 2, Allie Salas (ASU), 9.875. 3, Gilly Hogue (ASU), 9.850. San José State scores - Kiana Gordon, 9.825. Cami Guyer, 9.800. Julia Greer, 9.700. Alyssa Montalban, 9.675. Cassandra Harrison, 9.575.
Uneven Bars - 1, Tie, Jackie McCartin (UW) & Carissa Kraus (ASU), 9.875. 3, Tie, Sheridan Metcalf (UW) & Lisa Wiktorski (UCD), 9.850. San José State scores - Cami Guyer, 9.825. Cassandra Harrison, 9.800. Rachel Heinl, 9.775. Bekah Gher, 9.700. Marissa Unpingco, 9.675. Alyssa Kaschak, 9.625.
Beam - 1, Janae Janik (WSU), 9.825. 2, Tie, Aliza Vaccher (UW), Beka Conrad (ASU), Gilly Hogue (ASU) & Risa Perez (ASU), 9.800. San José State scores - Bekah Gher & Cami Guyer, 9.725. Marissa Unpingco, 9.675. Alyssa Kaschak, 9.550. Julia Greer, 9.475.
Floor Exercise - 1, Risa Perez (ASU), 9.875. 2, Tie, Sammie Seaman (ASU), Natasha Sundby (ASU) & Julia Greer (SJSU), 9.850 . San José State scores - Cami Guyer, 9.800. Alyssa Montalban, 9.750. Kiley Field, 9.725. Bekah Gher, 9.675. Cassandra Harrison, 9.125.