Women's Gymnastics Scores Season-High in Win at Seattle Pacific

Seattle, Wash.The San Jose State women’s gymnastics team won three of the four apparatus titles and the all-around title as the team scored a season-best 193.625 which tied for the 20th best score in school history.  The Spartans defeated host Seattle Pacific who scored a 190.275.

 

Veronica Porte led the Spartans as she won the all-around and the vault.  She scored a career-best 9.750 on the vault and added a 9.700 on bars, a 9.600 on beam and a 9.850 on floor.  Others winning individual titles included Alise Blackwell who scored a season-best 9.750 on bars.  Michelle Minotti scored a 9.750 on beam for the win. 

 

The Spartans started the meet on bars and scored a 48.325 to take a slim lead over Seattle Pacific who received a 48.275 on vault.  After Blackwell and Porte’s scores, Liz Major scored a 9.675, while Jessica Khoshnood scored a 9.650. Jennifer Pizano received a 9.550, while Louie scored a 9.225.

 

On vault, San Jose State continued to show improvement from meet-to-meet.  The team recorded its highest score of the season with a 48.525.  After Porte’s 9.750, Raylyn Cardeno and Minotti each scored a 9.725.  Tiffany Louie received a season-best 9.700, while Danielle Johnson scored career-best 9.625.  Khoshnood tied her career-high with a 9.575.  After the second rotation, San Jose State led 96.850-95.275.

 

In the third rotation, the Spartans used a 48.125 on floor to pull away from Seattle Pacific who had a tough rotation on beam with a 46.300.  San Jose State took a 144.975-141.575 lead in the meet.  Individually, Porte scored a 9.850, followed by Khoshnood with a career-best 9.700.  Cardeno led off the floor team with a career-best 9.650.  Greta Leach scored a 9.550, while Gabrielle Targosz had a 9.375.  Louie scored a 9.175 for the Spartans.

 

San Jose State finished the meet with a strong performance on beam as the team received a 48.650.  Five of the six Spartans scored a 9.700 or better led by Minotti’s 9.750.  Leah Bigelow, Kelli Fournier, Khoshnood and Leach each scored a 9.725, while Porte scored a 9.600.

 

“This win was a total team effort,” said San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright.  “We had great performances from everyone and continue to rise to the occasion in each meet.  We are looking forward to returning home for two meets and to keep improving each meet.”

 

The meet was also a homecoming of sorts for Khoshnood and Fournier who are from Bellevue, Wash., and competed for Gymnastics East.  Khoshnood competed in the all-around for the first time this season and scored a 38.650, while Fournier scored a career-best 9.725 on beam.

 

San Jose State returns home next Friday for a tri-meet with Sacramento State and UC Davis.  The meet begins at 7 p.m., in Spartan Gym.

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host: Seattle Pacific University
Meet: SPU vs San Jose State February 16, 2007
Location: Royal Brougham Pavilion Home Meet

Contents: Event Results Team Results
Vault Team Standing
Uneven Parallel Bars Seattle Pacific University
Balance Beam San Jose State
Floor Exercise Judge List


Team Standing  (Top)

Place Team Score
1 San Jose State 193.625
2 Seattle Pacific University 190.275


Seattle Pacific University  (Top)

Head Coach:  Laurel Tindall

Gymnast VAULT BARS BEAM FLOOR AA
Kristin Bryant 9.700 9.625 9.725
Christie Chinaka 9.150 8.550
Melissa Daniels 9.600
Ashley Domres 9.675 8.500 9.600
Debra Huss 9.650 9.675 9.400 9.875 38.600
Sadie Johnston 8.900
Amber Lundgren 9.500 8.900
Brianna Schwartz 9.600 9.600 9.450 9.700 38.350
Sarah Sullivan 9.725 9.275 9.800
Team Totals 48.275 47.000 46.300 48.700 190.275


San Jose State  (Top)

Head Coach:  Wayne Wright

Gymnast VAULT BARS BEAM FLOOR AA
Leah Bigelow 9.725
Alise Blackwell 9.750
Raylyn Cardeno 9.725 9.650
Kelli Fournier 9.725
Danielle Johnson 9.625
Jessica Koshnood 9.575 9.650 9.725 9.700 38.650
Greta Leach 9.725 9.550
Tiffany Louie 9.700 9.225 9.175
Liz Major 9.675
Michelle Minotti 9.725 9.750
Jennifer Pizano 9.550
Veronica Porte 9.750 9.700 9.600 9.850 38.900
Gabrielle Targosz 9.375
Team Totals 48.525 48.325 48.650 48.125 193.625


Vault Results  (Top)

Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Veronica Porte San Jose State 9.750
2 Sarah Sullivan Seattle Pacific University 9.725
2 Michelle Minotti San Jose State 9.725
2 Raylyn Cardeno San Jose State 9.725
5 Kristin Bryant Seattle Pacific University 9.700
5 Tiffany Louie San Jose State 9.700
7 Debra Huss Seattle Pacific University 9.650
8 Danielle Johnson San Jose State 9.625
9 Melissa Daniels Seattle Pacific University 9.600
9 Brianna Schwartz Seattle Pacific University 9.600
11 Jessica Koshnood San Jose State 9.575
12 Amber Lundgren Seattle Pacific University 9.500


Uneven Parallel Bars Results  (Top)

Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Alise Blackwell San Jose State 9.750
2 Veronica Porte San Jose State 9.700
3 Debra Huss Seattle Pacific University 9.675
3 Ashley Domres Seattle Pacific University 9.675
3 Liz Major San Jose State 9.675
6 Jessica Koshnood San Jose State 9.650
7 Brianna Schwartz Seattle Pacific University 9.600
8 Jennifer Pizano San Jose State 9.550
9 Tiffany Louie San Jose State 9.225
10 Christie Chinaka Seattle Pacific University 9.150
11 Sadie Johnston Seattle Pacific University 8.900


Balance Beam Results  (Top)

Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Michelle Minotti San Jose State 9.750
2 Leah Bigelow San Jose State 9.725
2 Jessica Koshnood San Jose State 9.725
2 Greta Leach San Jose State 9.725
2 Kelli Fournier San Jose State 9.725
6 Kristin Bryant Seattle Pacific University 9.625
7 Veronica Porte San Jose State 9.600
8 Brianna Schwartz Seattle Pacific University 9.450
9 Debra Huss Seattle Pacific University 9.400
10 Sarah Sullivan Seattle Pacific University 9.275
11 Christie Chinaka Seattle Pacific University 8.550
12 Ashley Domres Seattle Pacific University 8.500


Floor Exercise Results  (Top)

Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Debra Huss Seattle Pacific University 9.875
2 Veronica Porte San Jose State 9.850
3 Sarah Sullivan Seattle Pacific University 9.800
4 Kristin Bryant Seattle Pacific University 9.725
5 Brianna Schwartz Seattle Pacific University 9.700
5 Jessica Koshnood San Jose State 9.700
7 Raylyn Cardeno San Jose State 9.650
8 Ashley Domres Seattle Pacific University 9.600
9 Greta Leach San Jose State 9.550
10 Gabrielle Targosz San Jose State 9.375
11 Tiffany Louie San Jose State 9.175
12 Amber Lundgren Seattle Pacific University 8.900


All Around Results  (Top)

Place Gymnast Team Score
1 Veronica Porte San Jose State 38.900
2 Jessica Koshnood San Jose State 38.650
3 Debra Huss Seattle Pacific University 38.600
4 Brianna Schwartz Seattle Pacific University 38.350


Meet Judges  (Top)

Vault
Judge 1 Nola Ayers National
Judge 2 Corine Olsen Level 10
Uneven Parallel Bars
Judge 1 Karen Wisen National
Judge 2 Judy Denny National
Balance Beam
Judge 1 Nola Ayers National
Judge 2 Karen Wisen National
Floor Exercise
Judge 1 Judy Denny National
Judge 2 Corine Olsen Level 10