Season-Bests Highight Home Opener For Women's Gymnastics

San Jose-Thomasina Wallace won three events and the all-around, and the San Jose State women's gymnastics team scored a season-best 194.700 Friday night to win a triangular meet over Utah State and Wisconsin-Eau Claire at Spartan Gym.

Wallace recorded the top score of the night as she won the floor with a career-best 9.925, the first time since the 2004 season that a Spartan gymnast scored a 9.925 or higher.  Wallace tied with teammate Lily Swann on the vault with a 9.800.  Wallace also won the beam with a 9.750 and the all-around with a 39.075.  She scored a 9.600 on bars to round out her scoring.

The Spartan floor team had the team score of the night with a 49.200, the sixth-highest in school history.  After Wallace's 9.925, Katie Valleau scored a 9.875, followed by Swann at 9.825, Casey McCord at 9.800, Aubrey Lee at 9.775 and Julia Greer at 9.750.

San Jose State also scored a season-high on beam with a 48.300.  Wallace led the team with a 9.750.  Lee followed with a 9.675, Katie Merritt at 9.650, Greer at 9.625, Swann at 9.600 and Shanice Howard at 9.400.

The Spartan vault team led the meet off with a 48.550.  Wallace and Swann each scored a 9.800.  Merritt had a 9.675, Valleau at 9.650, Lee at 9.625 and Cassandra Harrison at 9.475.

On bars, Swann and Alyssa Telles-Nolan won the event as each scored a 9.775.  Merritt had a 9.725, followed by Howard at 9.700, Harrison at 9.675 and Wallace at 9.600.

In the all-around, Swann scored a season-best 39.000 to finish second behind Wallace.

San Jose State returns home next Friday night for a dual meet with Sacramento State beginning at 7 p.m., inside Spartan Gym.

Team Scores

1. San Jose State       194.700

2.  Utah State               191.350

3.  Wisconsin-Eau Claire          181.675

Individual Results - Top 3

Vault

1.  Lily Swann, SJSU    9.800

1.  Thomasina Wallace, SJSU   9.800

3.  Paige Jones, USU    9.725

Bars

1.  Lily Swann, SJSU    9.775

1.  Alyssa Telles-Nolan, SJSU  9.75

3.  Katie Merrit, SJSU  9.725

Beam

1.  Thomasina Wallace, SJSU   9.750

2.  Aubrey Lee, SJSU  9.675

2.  Hailey Hogan, SSU 9.675

Floor

1.  Thomasina Wallace, SJSU   9.925

2.  Katie Valleau, SJSU            9.875

3.  Lily Swann, SJSU    9.825

3.  Paige Jones, USU    9.825

All-Around

1.  Thomasina Wallace, SJSU   39.075

2.  Lily Swann, SJSU    39.000

3.  Paige Jones, USU    38.450

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