Women's Gymnasts Sweep Events In Win Over Seattle Pacific

Seattle, Wash.Spartan freshman Renae Moneymaker won the floor with a 9.800 and the all-around with a 38.800 to help lead the San Jose State women’s gymnastics team to a 192.450 to 190.200 victory over Seattle Pacific Friday evening.


Moneymaker added a season best 9.750 on the beam to go with her season bests on the floor and all-around.  She scored a 9.675 on vault and 9.575 on bars.


“This was my best meet as a Spartan,” said Moneymaker.  “On floor, I knew there was pressure on me because we already had one fall, and I had to make it count.  For some reason, I was nervous this meet, but I did what I have always been doing all year and stayed focused to help my team.”


The Spartans started the meet on bars with a 47.725.  Veronica Porte won the apparatus scoring a 9.675. 


Then, San Jose State scored its second highest team score on an event with a 48.400 on the vault.  A week after setting the team school record of 48.875, the Spartans followed that score with a solid performance, led by sophomore Shina Cardeno who placed first with a 9.775 for the second consecutive week.  Her sister, Raylyn, finished second with a 9.700.


“I knew our team started shaky and that I needed to hit on vault,” said Shina Cardeno.  “I told myself that I could hit this vault and to be confident.  I couldn’t have done it without support from my team.  It is exciting to see how we are doing as a team.”


The Spartans then moved to floor and scored a season high 48.575, led by Moneymaker’s 9.800.  Freshman Alise Blackwell scored a season best 9.750 to finish second, while Porte scored a 9.725 to tie for third place. 


San Jose State finished the meet on the beam, and for the consecutive second week, Leah Bigelow won the beam with a season best 9.775.  Moneymaker finished second with a 9.750.  Michelle Minotti scored a 9.650 as she competed only on bars (9.500) and beam this week.  Porte scored a 9.600 to help her place second in the all-around with a 38.675.


“We had a great meet,” said San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright.  “This team amazes me every week.  With Michelle (Minotti) only competing in two events tonight, others had to step and do well.  It was a total team effort tonight, and I am really proud of them”

San Jose State 192.450            Seattle Pacific 190.200


1.  Shina Cardeno, SJSU, 9.775

2.  Raylyn Cardeno, SJSU, 9.700

3.  Kristin Bryant, SPU,  9.675

     Veronica Porte, SJSU, 9.675

     Renae Moneymaker, SJSU, 9.675

Other SJSU Results

6.  Alise Blackwell        9.575

10.  Alley Zezoney        9.475


1. Veronica Porte, SJSU, 9.675

2.  Brianna Schwartz, SPU, 9.650

3.  Shannon McConahey, SPU, 9.600

4.  Renae Moneymaker, SJSU, 9.575

5.  Michelle Minotti, SJSU, 9.500

     Nancy Ann VanEck, SJSU, 9.500

Other SJSU Scores

7.  Tracie Kavlec          9.475

10.  Alise Blackwell      9.350


1.  Leah Bigelow, SJSU, 9.775

2.  Renae Moneymaker, SJSU, 9.750

3.  Sarah Sullivan, SPU, 9.725

4.  Jaynie Reynolds, SPU, 9.650

     Michelle Minotti, SJSU, 9.650

Other SJSU Results

T7. Veronica Porte       9.600

11.  Adriane Mertens    8.975

12.  Amberly Klein       8.775


1.  Renae Moneymaker, SJSU, 9.800

2.  Alise Blackwell, SJSU, 9.750

3.  Jaynie Reynolds, SPU, 9.725

     Veronica Porte, SJSU, 9.725

5.  Sarah Sullivan, SPU, 9.675

     Amberly Klein, SJSU, 9.675

7.  Raylyn Cardeno, SJSU, 9.625

11.  Michelle de Groof, SJSU, 8.850


1.  Renae Moneymaker, SJSU, 38.800

2.  Veronica Porte, SJSU, 38.675

3.  Sarah Sullivan, SPU, 38.200


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