Women's Gymnastics Wins at UC Davis

Davis, Calif.Four different San Jose State women’s gymnasts won all four events, and Veronica Porte won the all-around as the Spartans won a quadrangular meet at UC Davis with a 192.350 team score.  The Aggies were second with a 188.625, followed by Seattle Pacific at 183.875 and Springfield College at 178.925.

 

San Jose State started the night on the bars where Alise Blackwell led all competitors with a 9.750.  Porte followed with a 9.700, while Jessica Khoshnood scored a 9.600 for the second consecutive meet.  Michelle Minotti received a 9.575, while Katie Merritt scored a season-best 9.525.  Renae Moneymaker completed the Spartan bar team with a 9.300, as San Jose State scored a 48.150 to lead after the first rotation.

 

On beam, Porte led all competitors with a 9.675.  Emily Stebbins scored a season high 9.525, while Moneymaker received a 9.500.  Blackwell scored a 9.425, followed by Kelli Fournier at 9.375 and Leah Bigelow with a 9.250.  The Spartans scored a 47.500 and had a 95.650 team score after two rotations. 

 

The Spartans moved to floor and scored its second-highest team score of the night with a 48.300.  Tiffany Louie won the floor with a career-best 9.750.  Porte was second with a 9.700, followed by Stebbins with a 9.675.  Sophomore Gabrielle Targosz competed for the first time this season on floor and received a career-best 9.600.  Shanice Howard scored a 9.575, while Blackwell had a fall and received an 8.975.

 

San Jose State saved the best for the final rotation and sealed the victory with its highest team score of the night with a 48.400.  Raylyn Cardeno won the event with a 9.750.  Shina Cardeno vaulted for the first time since the 2006 season when she set the vault school record.  Shina received a 9.725 on her first vault since missing last season with a torn Achilles.  Blackwell scored a season-best 9.700, while Porte had a 9.625.  Minotti followed with a 9.600, and Moneymaker received a 9.500.

 

“I was really excited to compete tonight and didn’t get nervous until the ride to Davis,” said Shina Cardeno.  “I am back to 100 percent, and it felt great to help my team in the meet and to stick my landing.”

 

Porte won the all-around with a season-best 38.700.  Blackwell was second with a 37.850.

 

“I had a good night, going 4-for-4 and not having any wobbles,” said Porte.  “The team did awesome, and we were having fun during the meet.  Now, we have to keep practicing hard and stay confident.  We just have to work at kinks and keep improving.”

 

“This was a great team effort tonight,” said San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright.  “We used a lot o gymnasts (14) including some who did not compete last week.  We had a great meet and didn’t let any adversity affect us.”

 

San Jose State is now 4-0 on the season and travels to Sacramento State next Friday, January 25, for a Western Athletic Conference meet at the Hornet’s Nest beginning at 7 p.m.

 

You can catch the video of the meet now in the Gold Zone section of SJSUSPARTANS.COM!


 

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: UC Davis
Meet: SJSU, SPU & SPRINGFIELD January 18, 2008
Location: Davis, Calif.


Team Standing Top
Place  Team Score 
1  San Jose State 192.350 
2  UC Davis 188.625 
3  Seattle Pacific 183.875 
4  Springfield 178.925 


UC Davis
Head Coach:  John Lavallee Top
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Michelle Bobonski   9.550       
 Lida Gehlen   9.175       
 Tanya Ho 9.700  9.725  8.325  9.625  37.375 
 Michelle Kulovitz 9.650  9.400  9.100  9.400  37.550 
 Ashley Lachman 9.475      9.550   
 Kendall McCann   8.600  9.375  9.200   
 Marcy Miller 9.600    9.150     
 Stacey Nicolini 9.575  9.525  9.475  9.000  37.575 
 Katie Reinhardt 9.100         
 Adee Schoffman       8.725   
 Christine Tao     9.375     
 Team Totals 48.000  47.375  46.475  46.775  188.625 


San Jose State
Head Coach:  Wayne Wright Top
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Leah Bigelow     9.250     
 Alise Blackwell 9.700  9.750  9.425  8.975  37.850 
 Raylyn Cardeno 9.750         
 Shina Cardeno 9.725         
 Kelli Fournier     9.375     
 Jessica Khoshnood   9.600       
 Tiffany Louie       9.750   
 Renae Moneymaker 9.500  9.300  9.500     
 Veronica Porte 9.625  9.700  9.675  9.700  38.700 
 Gabrielle Targosz       9.600   
 Shanice Howard       9.575   
 Katie Merritt   9.525       
 Emily Stebbins     9.525  9.675   
 Michelle Minotti 9.600  9.575       
 Team Totals 48.400  48.150  47.500  48.300  192.350 


Seattle Pacific
Head Coach:  Laurel Tindall Top
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Christie Chinaka 9.525  9.650  9.550     
 Ashley Domres   9.575  9.575  9.150   
 Kelli Bates 9.225    9.375     
 Sadie Johnston   9.225       
 Anissa Madrid 8.800    9.400  8.050   
 Brianna Piedmonte   9.350    8.400   
 Tracy Smith 9.375         
 Betsy Snook   9.350  8.200     
 Brianna Steigauf       8.550   
 Laura Willis 9.375  9.200  9.350  9.025  36.950 
 Team Totals 46.300  47.150  47.250  43.175  183.875 


Springfield
Head Coach:  Cheryl Raymond Top
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Penelope Bohunko     8.900     
 Jeanne Bradle 9.475  9.125    8.550   
 Ericca Castagna 9.050      9.175   
 Katlyn Cronin     8.600     
 Brittany Davis 9.100    8.600     
 Kayleigh Davis     8.150  9.075   
 Alice Efland   7.650       
 Amberlynn Gifford   8.700       
 Audrey Lastra   9.050    8.550   
 Jacqueline Mazzola 9.300    8.100     
 Alexandra Ploenes 9.250  8.825  9.250  9.150  36.475 
 Lizzie Sartell       9.000   
 Jenna Williams 9.450  8.200       
 Team Totals 46.575  43.900  43.500  44.950  178.925 


Vault Results Top
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Raylyn Cardeno  San Jose State 9.750 
2  Shina Cardeno  San Jose State 9.725 
3  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 9.700 
3  Alise Blackwell  San Jose State 9.700 
5  Michelle Kulovitz  UC Davis 9.650 
6  Veronica Porte  San Jose State 9.625 
7  Marcy Miller  UC Davis 9.600 
7  Michelle Minotti  San Jose State 9.600 
9  Stacey Nicolini  UC Davis 9.575 
10  Christie Chinaka  Seattle Pacific 9.525 
11  Renae Moneymaker  San Jose State 9.500 
12  Ashley Lachman  UC Davis 9.475 
12  Jeanne Bradle  Springfield 9.475 
14  Jenna Williams  Springfield 9.450 
15  Tracy Smith  Seattle Pacific 9.375 
15  Laura Willis  Seattle Pacific 9.375 
17  Jacqueline Mazzola  Springfield 9.300 
18  Alexandra Ploenes  Springfield 9.250 
19  Kelli Bates  Seattle Pacific 9.225 
20  Katie Reinhardt  UC Davis 9.100 
20  Brittany Davis  Springfield 9.100 
22  Ericca Castagna  Springfield 9.050 
23  Anissa Madrid  Seattle Pacific 8.800 


Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Alise Blackwell  San Jose State 9.750 
2  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 9.725 
3  Veronica Porte  San Jose State 9.700 
4  Christie Chinaka  Seattle Pacific 9.650 
5  Jessica Khoshnood  San Jose State 9.600 
6  Ashley Domres  Seattle Pacific 9.575 
6  Michelle Minotti  San Jose State 9.575 
8  Michelle Bobonski  UC Davis 9.550 
9  Stacey Nicolini  UC Davis 9.525 
9  Katie Merritt  San Jose State 9.525 
11  Michelle Kulovitz  UC Davis 9.400 
12  Betsy Snook  Seattle Pacific 9.350 
12  Brianna Piedmonte  Seattle Pacific 9.350 
14  Renae Moneymaker  San Jose State 9.300 
15  Sadie Johnston  Seattle Pacific 9.225 
16  Laura Willis  Seattle Pacific 9.200 
17  Lida Gehlen  UC Davis 9.175 
18  Jeanne Bradle  Springfield 9.125 
19  Audrey Lastra  Springfield 9.050 
20  Alexandra Ploenes  Springfield 8.825 
21  Amberlynn Gifford  Springfield 8.700 
22  Kendall McCann  UC Davis 8.600 
23  Jenna Williams  Springfield 8.200 
24  Alice Efland  Springfield 7.650 


Balance Beam Results Top
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Veronica Porte  San Jose State 9.675 
2  Ashley Domres  Seattle Pacific 9.575 
3  Christie Chinaka  Seattle Pacific 9.550 
4  Emily Stebbins  San Jose State 9.525 
5  Renae Moneymaker  San Jose State 9.500 
6  Stacey Nicolini  UC Davis 9.475 
7  Alise Blackwell  San Jose State 9.425 
8  Anissa Madrid  Seattle Pacific 9.400 
9  Kendall McCann  UC Davis 9.375 
9  Christine Tao  UC Davis 9.375 
9  Kelli Bates  Seattle Pacific 9.375 
9  Kelli Fournier  San Jose State 9.375 
13  Laura Willis  Seattle Pacific 9.350 
14  Leah Bigelow  San Jose State 9.250 
14  Alexandra Ploenes  Springfield 9.250 
16  Marcy Miller  UC Davis 9.150 
17  Michelle Kulovitz  UC Davis 9.100 
18  Penelope Bohunko  Springfield 8.900 
19  Brittany Davis  Springfield 8.600 
19  Katlyn Cronin  Springfield 8.600 
21  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 8.325 
22  Betsy Snook  Seattle Pacific 8.200 
23  Kayleigh Davis  Springfield 8.150 
24  Jacqueline Mazzola  Springfield 8.100 


Floor Exercise Results Top
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Tiffany Louie  San Jose State 9.750 
2  Veronica Porte  San Jose State 9.700 
3  Emily Stebbins  San Jose State 9.675 
4  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 9.625 
5  Gabrielle Targosz  San Jose State 9.600 
6  Shanice Howard  San Jose State 9.575 
7  Ashley Lachman  UC Davis 9.550 
8  Michelle Kulovitz  UC Davis 9.400 
9  Kendall McCann  UC Davis 9.200 
10  Ericca Castagna  Springfield 9.175 
11  Ashley Domres  Seattle Pacific 9.150 
11  Alexandra Ploenes  Springfield 9.150 
13  Kayleigh Davis  Springfield 9.075 
14  Laura Willis  Seattle Pacific 9.025 
15  Stacey Nicolini  UC Davis 9.000 
15  Lizzie Sartell  Springfield 9.000 
17  Alise Blackwell  San Jose State 8.975 
18  Adee Schoffman  UC Davis 8.725 
19  Brianna Steigauf  Seattle Pacific 8.550 
19  Jeanne Bradle  Springfield 8.550 
19  Audrey Lastra  Springfield 8.550 
22  Brianna Piedmonte  Seattle Pacific 8.400 
23  Anissa Madrid  Seattle Pacific 8.050 


All Around Results Top
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Veronica Porte  San Jose State 38.700 
2  Alise Blackwell  San Jose State 37.850 
3  Stacey Nicolini  UC Davis 37.575 
4  Michelle Kulovitz  UC Davis 37.550 
5  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 37.375 
6  Laura Willis  Seattle Pacific 36.950 
7  Alexandra Ploenes  Springfield 36.475 
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