San Jose, Calif. -The Spartans travel to Seattle Pacific University for a dual meet against the Falcons on Friday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. (PST).
LIVE STATS: Live stats for the meet can be accessed once the meet begins by going to http://www.spufalcons.com/custompages/gym/2013/LiveStats.htm?path=gym.
LIVE VIDEO: A live feed of the meet is available at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/spu.portal# free of charge.
GYM TALK: Be sure to check out the Spartan website every Wednesday for Gym Talk. Hosted by Justin Allegri, he is joined each week by Spartan head coach Wayne Wright and selected gymnasts who talk about the past week's performances and preview upcoming meets.
SAN JOSE STATE: Against two nationally-ranked squads, a trio of Spartans placed in the top-four in their respective events, as San Jose State competed in a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) meet against #13-Denver, #24-North Carolina State, and Air Force. San Jose State's season-high showings on vault and beam contributed to the team's second-highest score of the season (193.425).
HEAD COACH: San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright is in his 12th season at the helm of the Spartan women's gymnastics team. He has coached all six San Jose State regional qualifying teams and taken three individual competitors to the NCAA Championships.
VAULT TEAM IS EIGHTH-BEST IN HISTORY: A rotation in which all six gymnasts earned a 9.625 or better gave San Jose State its eighth-highest vault score in program history (48.825). Bekah Gher tied a team season-high on the apparatus with a 9.825, which was also the best of her collegiate career.
UPPERCLASSMEN LEAD SPARTANS IN DENVER: Juniors Bekah Gher, Julia Greer, Cassandra Harrison, and senior Alyssa Telles-Nolan were the Spartans' best performers of the night. Gher earned a collegiate-high on vault (9.825). Greer recorded at least a 9.750 in every event she competed in, and placed third on beam at the Bursley Invitational. In her first all-around of the season, Harrison (38.700) placed fourth at the meet. Telles-Nolan finished with the meet's fourth-best bars score, a 9.750.
SEATTLE PACIFIC FALCONS: The Falcons had its best meet of the season in a dual against Alaska-Anchorage on January 26, with a 192.225, where senior Stephanie Wagner won the floor. The January 22 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week, Shannon Escarra has performed in the all-around at four of the Seattle Pacific's five meets and placed second in her team's most recent meet, at UC Davis.
Laurel Tindall is in her 35th season at the helm of the Seattle Pacific Falcons' gymnastics program.
FACEBOOK: Catch up with San Jose State women's gymnastics on Facebook. Like "SJSU Gymnastics" and get video and inside looks into the program. Performances will be posted to the page throughout the meet.
TWITTER: Follow San Jose State Athletics on Twitter @SJSUAthletics and follow @SJSUgymnastics for inside information on the gymnastics team. For select away meets, San Jose State's progress after rotations will be tweeted on the @SJSUAthletics handle.
TICKETS: Tickets are now on sale for all home meets this season at The Event Center box office. Seating is General Admission at The Event Center, located on the corner of San Carlos and Seventh Streets. Prices are $5 for Adults, $3 for Youth 12-and-under, and free for San Jose State students with a valid Tower ID. Groups of 20 or more can pay the Youth price of $3 if tickets are ordered by the last business day prior to the meet.
Tickets are available at the door. All doors to the facility open 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to every home meet. The Event Center is located on the corner of Seventh and San Carlos Streets on the San Jose State campus. Fans can park on campus in the Fourth Street Garage. A parking permit can be purchased in the garage for $5.00 after 5:00 p.m.
SPARTAN GYMNAST NOTES:
Amy Bellingham competes on beam and vault for the Spartans. Her 2013-bests on vault came in the Denver Quad (9.625) and on beam was a 9.700 against Sacramento State and at the Denver Quad.
Kiley Field competes on beam and floor for San Jose State. She recorded a 9.625 on beam in her first meet of the season at the NorCal Quad and earned a season-high 9.725 against Sacramento State.
Bekah Gher competes on vault, bars and beam for the Spartans. She earned season-highs on vault (9.825) at the Denver Quad and on bars versus Sacramento State (9.700), and her 2013-best on beam (9.800) came at the Arizona Quad.
Hannah Gilbert competes on vault for the Spartans. Her best score of the year (9.725) came in her inaugural meet as a collegiate, at the NorCal Quad.
Julia Greer performs on vault, beam, and floor for San Jose State. She won the floor title at the NorCal Quad with a score of 9.825, her best of 2013, which she tied at the Denver Quad. At the Denver Quad, she earned season-highs on vault (9.750) and beam (9.800).
Cami Guyer competes in every event for the Spartans. At the NorCal Quad, she finished her first-career all-around with a second-place finish, where she scored season-highs on vault (9.800). She saw a .675 improvement to her all-around score at the Arizona Quad, where she earned a 2013-best score on bars (9.800). At Sacramento State, she earned a season-best 9.675 on floor and against Sacramento State, she scored her season-best 9.700.
Cassandra Harrison has competed in every event this season. She earned a season-high 9.725 on bars and career-highs 9.800 on floor and 9.825 on vault at Sacramento State. Her career-high vault score is the fifth-best in San Jose State history. Her 2013-high on beam (9.700) and the all-around (38.700) came at the Denver Quad.
Jasmine Holmes competes on vault and floor for the Spartans. She earned a season-best 9.775 on vault at NorCal Quad and Denver Quad. Her 2013-best on floor was also at the Denver Quad, a 9.650.
Alyssa Kaschak performs on bars for the Spartans. She recorded a 9.750 on bars, a season-best, against Sacramento State.
Victoria Lark competes on floor for San Jose State, recording a career-best 9.775 against Sacramento State.
Tauny Shearer is a beam performer for the Spartans. She earned a 9.750 on beam at the NorCal Quad and against Sacramento State.
Alyssa Telles-Nolan competes on bars and floor for the Spartans. Her best score in 2013 on bars (9.825) and floor (9.775) both came against Sacramento State.
Marissa Unpingco performs on bars and beam for San Jose State. She scored a career- and team-high 9.800 on bars at the Arizona Quad, and earned a career-best 9.725 on beam at Sacramento State.
UP NEXT: The Spartans return home for a tri-meet against WAC rivals Utah State and Brown University on February 15 at 7:00 p.m.