Berkeley, Calif. - The San Jose State University women's gymnastics team reached the 195.000 mark for the 11th time in school history and career-best scores were abundant in a non-conference meet against California and Brown. The Spartans' 195.000 team score was second to host Cal's 195.925. Brown posted a 189.350 for third place.
"We are a good team and we have a lot of good individuals on the team," Spartans head coach Wayne Wright said following the team's second meet in four nights. "We have not put one together. But tonight, we did that and every meet, we end up competing better than the week before."
For the first time this season, the Spartans scored at least 48.000 in each of the four rotations en route to their season-high team total.
In its first rotation of the night, every member of the San Jose State bars team earned a 9.600 or higher.
San Jose State's second rotation of the evening was on beam. Julia Greer and Bekah Gher had the Spartans' top showings on the apparatus. With matching 9.800 scores, the juniors placed third in the meet.
The floor team picked up where it left off on three nights earlier against Utah State and Brown. Victoria Lark led off with a 9.775 showing. But Cassandra Harrison's string of quality floor performances continued in Haas Pavilion. She left the judges smiling and earned her second career-high 9.900 score and floor win in four days. Greer earned her third-consecutive 9.850, a 2013-best.
The Spartans' final apparatus of the night also saw multiple career-best performances. Harrison earned a career-high 9.850, which was the meet's second-best score. Hannah Gilbert earned a career-high 9.750.
In the all-around for San Jose State, Harrison placed second in the meet with a team-best 39.100. Gher duplicated her all-around score from the February 15 home meet, a 38.800, which was good enough for third.
Wright talked about the team's two-meet weekend. "We work out five days a week and I told the team that this meet was just another practice in a different gym. The team did a great job tonight of treating this meet like a practice. They believed in themselves and did what they are trained to do."
San Jose State does not compete until the team heads to UC Davis on March 1.
"We are going to take some time off to let our bodies heal first and then get back in the gym," Wright said. "We will go back to focusing on the little things because when you focus on the big things, the little things change."