Women's Gymnastics Opens 2010 Victorious

Davis, Calif.-San Jose State rebounded from a slow start on floor Sunday afternoon in the team's first meet of the 2010 season to win a quadrangular at UC Davis with a 191.800 team score.  Thomasina Wallace and Lily Swann won individual titles at the meet.

The Spartans started the meet on the floor where the team scored a 47.725.  Tiffany Louie led the team with a 9.650 to finish third.  Swann scored a 9.575, followed by Gabrielle Targosz and Aubrey Lee each at 9.550, Katie Valleau at 9.400 and Wallace with a 9.350. 

San Jose State then rotated to vault and scored a 48.425 and had a 96.150 after two rotations to place second behind UC Davis.  Swann and Wallace each received a 9.825 to win the event.  Katie Merritt received a 9.750, followed by Louie at 9.525, Valleau at 9.500 and Lee at 8.700.

The third rotation found San Jose Stated on bars, the team's best event of the day.  Wallace, the co-school record holder on the bars, tied her second-best career bar score with a 9.925 to win her second individual title of the day.  Jessica Khoshnood had a 9.750.  Freshman Alyssa Telles-Nolan made her Spartan debut with a 9.725, while Merritt added a 9.675.  Shanice Howard had a 9.400, while Louie recorded a 9.250.  The Spartans finished the bars with a 48.475 and led after three rotations with a 144.625.

"I knew we needed to hit our routines when we got to bars," said Wallace.  "After my fall on floor, I wanted to do a good job on bars. I went into my routine with a positive attitude and ended it by throwing my head back because I felt good about my routine."

Finishing a meet on beam can be hard for any team, but the Spartans scored a 47.175 to win the team title.  Wallace again led the team with a 9.600, followed by Swann with a 9.500.  Freshman Holly Partridge made her debut for the Spartans with a 9.450.  Targosz scored a 9.350, followed by Merritt at 9.275 and Lee at 9.150.

Wallace added a third individual title Sunday afternoon as she won the all-around with a 38.700.

"We did ok for our first meet," said Spartan head coach Wayne Wright.  "It was a rough day to start and left lots of room for improvement this week.  With our short week this week, we just need to focus on the little things and make those better."

San Jose State now has a short week as the team competes against Boise State and Sacramento State this Friday night in Reno.  The meet begins at 7 p.m.

Team Standings

1.  San Jose State       191.800

2.  UC Davis                 191.000

3.  CS Fullerton            188.000

4.  Wis.-Whitewater      181.725

Individual Results

Vault - 1 (tie). Lily Swann, SJSU; Thomasina Wallace, SJSU; 9.825; 3. Michelle Bobonski, UC Davis, 9.800.   SJSU Results - 4.  Katie Merritt 9.750.  14.  Tiffany Louie 9.525.  17.  Katie Valleau 9.500.  24.  Aubrey Lee 8.700.

Uneven Bars - 1. Thomasina Wallace, SJSU, 9.925; 2. Lida Gehlen, UC Davis, 9.775; 3 (tie). Tanya Ho, UC Davis; Jessica Khoshknood, SJSU; Alaina Baker, CSF, 9.750.  SJSU Results - 6.  Alyssa Telles-Nolan 9.725.  7.  Katie Merritt 9.675.  17.  Shanice Howard 9.400.  18.  Tiffany Louie 9.250.

Balance Beam - 1. Cami Casimere, CSF, 9.675; 2 (tie). Katie Yamamura, UC Davis; Thomasina Wallace, SJSU, 9.600.  SJSU Results - 4. Lily Swann 9.500.  5.  Holly Partridge 9.450.  7.  Gabrielle Targosz 9.350.  13.  Aubrey Lee 9.150.

Floor Exercise - 1. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 9.750; 2. Erika Van Dyke, UC Davis, 9.725; 3. Tiffany Louie, SJSU, 9.650.  SJSU Results - 6.  Lily Swann 9.575.  7.  Aubrey Lee 9.550.  7.  Gabrielle Targosz 9.550.  13.  Katie Valleau 9.400.  15.  Thomasina Wallace 9.350.

All-Around - 1. Thomasina Wallace, SJSU, 38.700; 2. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 38.575; 3. Tanya Ho, UC Davis, 37.925.


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Women's Gymnastics Meet Results
Host: UC Davis  
Meet: CS FULLERTON/SAN JOSE STATE/UW-WHITEWATER January 10, 2010
Location: Davis, Calif. Home Meet

 

 

Team Standings  
Place  Team Score 
1  San Jose State 191.800 
2  UC Davis 191.000 
3  Cal State Fullerton 188.000 
4  UW-Whitewater 181.725 

 

UC Davis
Head Coach:  John Lavallee  
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Michelle Bobonski 9.800    9.200     
 Lida Gehlen   9.775       
 Michelle Ho   9.550       
 Tanya Ho 9.675  9.750  8.900  9.600  37.925 
 Michele Hurlock 9.625  9.525  9.025     
 Kendall McCann   9.550    9.625   
 Marcy Miller 9.625    8.700  9.550   
 Jennifer Mueller       9.375   
 Erika Van Dyke     9.450  9.725   
 Taryn West 9.525         
 Katie Yamamura 9.700  9.525  9.600  9.750  38.575 
 Team Totals 48.425  48.150  46.175  48.250  191.000 

 

Cal State Fullerton
Head Coach:  Jill Hicks  
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Alaina Baker 9.700  9.750  9.300  8.925  37.675 
 Cami Casimere 9.300    9.675  9.550   
 Shelly Cooper   8.450       
 Britni Echeverria   9.650       
 Megan Farris       8.700   
 Leah Housman     8.000     
 Shannon Kawada   9.600       
 Taylor Kearns   9.525       
 Vanessa Klass 9.650         
 Alicia Meyers       9.450   
 Jennifer Mosier 9.625         
 Kaitlin Reid 9.525  9.525  9.025     
 Kori Underhill     8.875  9.050   
 Jazzmine Williams 9.600         
 Melanie Yamabe     9.300     
 Team Totals 48.100  48.050  46.175  45.675  188.000 

 

San Jose State
Head Coach:  Wayne Wright  
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Shanice Howard   9.400       
 Jessica Khoshknood   9.750       
 Aubrey Lee 8.700    9.150  9.550   
 Tiffany Louie 9.525  9.250    9.650   
 Katie Merritt 9.750  9.675  9.275     
 Holly Partridge     9.450     
 Lily Swann 9.825    9.500  9.575   
 Gabrielle Targosz     9.350  9.550   
 Alyssa Telles-Nolan   9.725       
 Katie Valleau 9.500      9.400   
 Thomasina Wallace 9.825  9.925  9.600  9.350  38.700 
 Team Totals 48.425  48.475  47.175  47.725  191.800 

 

UW-Whitewater
Head Coach:  Jennifer Regan
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Leah Applin 9.325    8.050  9.225   
 Lauren Corrigan   9.000       
 Katrin Finch 9.400      8.700   
 Traci Jo Korte   8.800       
 Annie Mix   9.550       
 Allison Nelson 8.950         
 Veronica Overby     8.450     
 Amanda Smith 8.875  7.450    8.800   
 Katie Thompson     9.350  9.350   
 Justine Weyer 9.750  8.500  8.975     
 Siri Wischman 9.250    8.375  9.325   
 Mary Kate Young   9.050  8.850  9.450   
 Team Totals 46.675  44.900  44.000  46.150  181.725 

 

Vault Results
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Lily Swann  San Jose State 9.825 
1  Thomasina Wallace  San Jose State 9.825 
3  Michelle Bobonski  UC Davis 9.800 
4  Katie Merritt  San Jose State 9.750 
4  Justine Weyer  UW-Whitewater 9.750 
6  Katie Yamamura  UC Davis 9.700 
6  Alaina Baker  Cal State Fullerton 9.700 
8  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 9.675 
9  Vanessa Klass  Cal State Fullerton 9.650 
10  Marcy Miller  UC Davis 9.625 
10  Michele Hurlock  UC Davis 9.625 
10  Jennifer Mosier  Cal State Fullerton 9.625 
13  Jazzmine Williams  Cal State Fullerton 9.600 
14  Taryn West  UC Davis 9.525 
14  Tiffany Louie  San Jose State 9.525 
14  Kaitlin Reid  Cal State Fullerton 9.525 
17  Katie Valleau  San Jose State 9.500 
18  Katrin Finch  UW-Whitewater 9.400 
19  Leah Applin  UW-Whitewater 9.325 
20  Cami Casimere  Cal State Fullerton 9.300 
21  Siri Wischman  UW-Whitewater 9.250 
22  Allison Nelson  UW-Whitewater 8.950 
23  Amanda Smith  UW-Whitewater 8.875 
24  Aubrey Lee  San Jose State 8.700 

 

Uneven Parallel Bars Results
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Thomasina Wallace  San Jose State 9.925 
2  Lida Gehlen  UC Davis 9.775 
3  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 9.750 
3  Jessica Khoshknood  San Jose State 9.750 
3  Alaina Baker  Cal State Fullerton 9.750 
6  Alyssa Telles-Nolan  San Jose State 9.725 
7  Katie Merritt  San Jose State 9.675 
8  Britni Echeverria  Cal State Fullerton 9.650 
9  Shannon Kawada  Cal State Fullerton 9.600 
10  Michelle Ho  UC Davis 9.550 
10  Kendall McCann  UC Davis 9.550 
10  Annie Mix  UW-Whitewater 9.550 
13  Michele Hurlock  UC Davis 9.525 
13  Katie Yamamura  UC Davis 9.525 
13  Taylor Kearns  Cal State Fullerton 9.525 
13  Kaitlin Reid  Cal State Fullerton 9.525 
17  Shanice Howard  San Jose State 9.400 
18  Tiffany Louie  San Jose State 9.250 
19  Mary Kate Young  UW-Whitewater 9.050 
20  Lauren Corrigan  UW-Whitewater 9.000 
21  Traci Jo Korte  UW-Whitewater 8.800 
22  Justine Weyer  UW-Whitewater 8.500 
23  Shelly Cooper  Cal State Fullerton 8.450 
24  Amanda Smith  UW-Whitewater 7.450 

 

Balance Beam Results
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Cami Casimere  Cal State Fullerton 9.675 
2  Katie Yamamura  UC Davis 9.600 
2  Thomasina Wallace  San Jose State 9.600 
4  Lily Swann  San Jose State 9.500 
5  Erika Van Dyke  UC Davis 9.450 
5  Holly Partridge  San Jose State 9.450 
7  Gabrielle Targosz  San Jose State 9.350 
7  Katie Thompson  UW-Whitewater 9.350 
9  Alaina Baker  Cal State Fullerton 9.300 
9  Melanie Yamabe  Cal State Fullerton 9.300 
11  Katie Merritt  San Jose State 9.275 
12  Michelle Bobonski  UC Davis 9.200 
13  Aubrey Lee  San Jose State 9.150 
14  Michele Hurlock  UC Davis 9.025 
14  Kaitlin Reid  Cal State Fullerton 9.025 
16  Justine Weyer  UW-Whitewater 8.975 
17  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 8.900 
18  Kori Underhill  Cal State Fullerton 8.875 
19  Mary Kate Young  UW-Whitewater 8.850 
20  Marcy Miller  UC Davis 8.700 
21  Veronica Overby  UW-Whitewater 8.450 
22  Siri Wischman  UW-Whitewater 8.375 
23  Leah Applin  UW-Whitewater 8.050 
24  Leah Housman  Cal State Fullerton 8.000 

 

Floor Exercise Results
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Katie Yamamura  UC Davis 9.750 
2  Erika Van Dyke  UC Davis 9.725 
3  Tiffany Louie  San Jose State 9.650 
4  Kendall McCann  UC Davis 9.625 
5  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 9.600 
6  Lily Swann  San Jose State 9.575 
7  Marcy Miller  UC Davis 9.550 
7  Aubrey Lee  San Jose State 9.550 
7  Gabrielle Targosz  San Jose State 9.550 
7  Cami Casimere  Cal State Fullerton 9.550 
11  Alicia Meyers  Cal State Fullerton 9.450 
11  Mary Kate Young  UW-Whitewater 9.450 
13  Katie Valleau  San Jose State 9.400 
14  Jennifer Mueller  UC Davis 9.375 
15  Thomasina Wallace  San Jose State 9.350 
15  Katie Thompson  UW-Whitewater 9.350 
17  Siri Wischman  UW-Whitewater 9.325 
18  Leah Applin  UW-Whitewater 9.225 
19  Kori Underhill  Cal State Fullerton 9.050 
20  Alaina Baker  Cal State Fullerton 8.925 
21  Amanda Smith  UW-Whitewater 8.800 
22  Megan Farris  Cal State Fullerton 8.700 
22  Katrin Finch  UW-Whitewater 8.700 

 

All Around Results  
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Thomasina Wallace  San Jose State 38.700 
2  Katie Yamamura  UC Davis 38.575 
3  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 37.925 
4  Alaina Baker  Cal State Fullerton 37.675