Women's Gymnastics Sets Two Vault Records in Win Over UC Davis

San JoseIn the first 15 minutes of Friday night’s San Jose State women’s gymnastics meet, two vault school records were broken. Those scores helped to set the tone for the Spartans as the team defeated UC Davis, 193.275-188.925 in a non-conference meet in Spartan Gym.

Sophomore Shina Cardeno, vaulting last for the Spartans, scored a 9.925 to shatter the five-year-old school record of 9.875. The record was set by Dani Albright against Sacramento State and UC Davis on February 16, 2001.

“I am very excited and happy to have this record,” said Cardeno. “I was actually nervous tonight. I knew had to be confident and hit my vault. I stayed strong and hit my landing. I am happy to help out the team.”

Cardeno’s 9.925 also helped San Jose State to break the vault team school record with a 48.950. That score broke the old record of 48.875 set earlier this season against Seattle Pacific and Illinois-Chicago. Two other Spartans had career bests on the vault Alley Zezoney with a 9.800 and Raylyn Cardeno with a 9.850.

The Spartans swept all four events and the all-around Friday night. Renae Moneymaker won the bars with a 9.775, while Alise Blackwell was second with a 9.750. Michelle Minotti and Adriane Mertens each scored a 9.750 to win the beam, while Leah Bigelow was third with a 9.700. Minotti scored a 9.775 to win the floor, while Moneymaker and Blackwell each scored a 9.725. Moneymaker won the all-around with a 38.650.

The Spartans team score of 193.275 also ranks among the top-35 in school history. It ties for 32nd all-time and is the third team score this season that ranks in the top-35.

“I am really proud of the team,” said San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright. “We continue to do well, especially on vault. Every week, the vault team seems to amaze me and continues to do well. They stuck their landings tonight.”

San Jose State now travels to Nebraska for the Master’s Classic meet this Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. CST.

San Jose State 193.275 UC Davis 188.925

Vault 1. Shina Cardeno (SJS) 9.925 2. Carrie Lujan (UCD) 9.850 Raylyn Cardeno (SJS) 9.850 4. Alley Zezoney (SJS) 9.800 5. Michelle Minotti (SJS) 9.725 Other SJSU Scores 8. Renae Moneymaker 9.650 11. Veronica Porte 9.575

Bars 1. Renae Moneymaker (SJS) 9.775 2. Alise Blackwell (SJS) 9.750 3. Brandi Forte (UCD) 9.675 4. Mei Ling Clark (UCD) 9.600 5. Arianne Furman (UCD) 9.550 Other SJSU Scores 7. Kelsey Spellacy 9.300 Tracie Kavalec 9.300 9. Veronica Porte 9.150 10. Michelle Minotti 8.900

Beam 1. Michelle Minotti (SJS) 9.750 Adriane Mertens (SJS) 9.750 3. Leah Bigelow (SJS) 9.700 4. Veronica Porte (SJS) 9.675 Amberly Klein (SJS) 9.675 8. Renae Moneymaker (SJS) 9.500

Floor 1. Michelle Minotti (SJS) 9.775 2. Renae Moneymaker (SJS) 9.725 Alise Blackwell (SJS) 9.725 Amberly Klein (SJS) 9.725 5. Veronica Porte (SJS) 9.550 Other SJSU Scores 8. Michelle de Groof 9.425

All-Around 1. Renae Moneymaker (SJS) 38.650 2. Michelle Minotti (SJS) 38.150 3. Veronica Porte (SJS) 37.950

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