Women's Gymnastics Finishes Third At Cal State Fullerton

Fullerton, Calif. - The San Jose State University women’s gymnastics team finished third with a 189.175 in a triangular meet at Titan Gym on the campus of Cal State Fullerton on Friday, January 19, facing off against the host Titans and seventh-ranked UCLA.

UCLA took first with a season-high 196.050 points, while San Jose State's Western Athletic Conference rival CS Fullerton rallied past the Spartans on the final rotation to place second with 190.425 points.

The San Jose State record currently stands at 1-2 on the early season following a come-from-behind victory at UC Davis in its season opener a week ago.

San Jose State began Friday’s competition on the floor exercise. Scoring best for the Spartans was Alise Blackwell with a 9.575, a season best. Veronica Porte followed closely behind Blackwell with a 9.450. Taking first place in the event was Tasha Schwikert of UCLA with a score of 9.900.

On the vault, Raylyn Cardeno posted a 9.80, a season best. Her score was just .05 points behind her career best of 9.85, set last season at UC Davis. Also recording high marks on the vault were Tiffany Louie and Porte. Louie scored a 9.650 and Porte followed with a 9.550.

On the uneven bars, Alise Blackwell posted a season-best 9.625 in the event. Porte finished with a season-high 9.575. Taking first place in the event was Schwikert with a 9.900.

Leah Bigelow was San Jose State's top finisher on the balance beam with a score of 9.675 for sixth. Porte was right behind with a 9.575.

In the all-around, Porte took third place with a score of 38.150. Placing in the top two spots were Schwikert, who won all four events for a national-best 39.675, and fellow Bruin Anna Li. Also in the all-around for SJSU were Blackwell and Louie. Blackwell posted a 37.675 and Louie finished with 37.150 points.

The Spartans are back in action in their 2007 home opener next Friday, January 26, when they host Boise State, Utah State and Seattle Pacific. The meet is slated for 7:00 p.m. in the Spartan Gym on the San Jose State campus.

San Jose State at Cal State Fullerton, vs. No. 7 UCLA
January 19, 2007

Team Results
1) UCLA 196.050
2) Cal State Fullerton 190.425
3) San Jose State 189.175

Vault Results
1) Tasha Schwikert (UCLA) 9.975
2) Ashley Peckett (UCLA) 9.900
3) Anna Li (UCLA) 9.850
3) Michelle Selesky (UCLA) 9.850
6) Raylyn Cardeno (SJSU) 9.800
9) Tiffany Louie (SJSU) 9.650
12) Veronica Porte (SJSU) 9.550
13) Alise Blackwell (SJSU) 9.525
16) Danielle Johnson (SJSU) 9.450
18) Jessica Khoshnood (SJSU) 9.400

Uneven Parallel Bars Results
1) Tasha Schwikert (UCLA) 9.900
2) Anna Li (UCLA) 9.875
3) Ashley Jenkins (UCLA) 9.825
9) Alise Blackwell (SJSU) 9.625
11) Veronica Porte (SJSU) 9.575
12) Jennifer Pizano (SJSU) 9.525
13) Liz Major (SJSU) 9.475
13) Jessica Khoshnood (SJSU) 9.475
18) Tiffany Louie (SJSU) 9.175

Balance Beam Results
1) Tasha Schwikert (UCLA) 9.900
2) Kristina Comforte (UCLA) 9.825
2) Anna Li (UCLA) 9.825
6) Leah Bigelow (SJSU) 9.675
7) Veronica Porte (SJSU) 9.575
12) Greta Leach (SJSU) 9.200
13) Tiffany Louie (SJSU) 9.175
16) Alise Blackwell (SJSU) 8.950
17) Kelli Fournier (SJSU) 8.850

Floor Exercise Results
1) Tasha Schwikert (UCLA) 9.900
2) Ashley Peckett (UCLA) 9.775
3) Janelle Dantzscher (UCLA) 9.750
9) Alise Blackwell (SJSU) 9.575
13) Veronica Porte (SJSU) 9.450
14) Greta Leach (SJSU) 9.350
16) Raylyn Cardeno (SJSU) 9.300
17) Jessica Khoshnood (SJSU) 9.275
18) Tiffany Louie (SJSU) 9.150

All-Around Results
1) Tasha Schwikert (UCLA) 39.675
2) Anna Li (UCLA) 39.275
3) Veronica Porte (SJSU) 38.150
4) Alise Blackwell (SJSU) 37.675
5) Tiffany Louie (SJSU) 37.150