Women's Gymnastics Records Second-Best Team Score in School History

Sacramento, Calif.With the top team scores of the season on all four events and a school record tied on the beam, the San Jose State women’s gymnastics team scored the second-highest team score in school history with a 195.300 in a meet at Sacramento State Sunday afternoon.  The Spartans won the meet as the Hornets scored a 194.900.

San Jose State scored a 195.000 or better for the first time since the 2004 season and has only reached that mark three times in school history.  The team set the school record with a 195.925 to win the MPSF Championships on March 20, 2004.

 Individually, Michelle Minotti tied the Spartan beam record with a 9.900 to win the event.  She tied the school record set by Tanika Byrd on March 3, 2000, and Jennifer Greene (twice). 

 

“We had an unbelievable meet today and looked really good,” said San Jose State women’s gymnastics head coach Wayne Wright.  “I am really proud of this team.  We knew it would be a battle with Sacramento State, and we did what we have trained to do all season.”

 

The Spartans started the meet on the bars and scored a season-best 48.900, which is also the fourth-best score in school history.  Minotti led the team with a career-best 9.850 and finished second on the apparatus.  Veronica Porte also scored a career-high with a 9.825 to tie for third place.  Jessica Khoshnood and Alise Blackwell each scored a 9.750, while Jennifer Pizano added a 9.725.  Liz Major rounded out the Spartan performers with a 9.325.  After one rotation, San Jose State had a .400 lead at 48.900-48.500.

 

For the second rotation, San Jose State moved to the vault and scored a season-high 48.750.  Raylyn Cardeno won the event with a career-best 9.850, which also ties for the third-highest score in school history.  Minotti placed second with a season-best 9.800, while Porte tied for fourth at 9.750.  Tiffany Louie and Blackwell each scored a 9.675, while Danielle Johnson tied her career-high with a 9.625.  After two rotations, the Hornets drew closer to the Spartans, but San Jose State maintained the lead at 97.650-97.575.

 

San Jose State moved to floor for the third rotation and scored a season-best 48.775.  Blackwell led the team with a career-best 9.875 to tie for second place. Porte tied for fourth place with a 9.850.  Gabrielle Targosz scored a career-best 9.775, while Khoshnood scored a 9.675.  Cardeno rounded out the performers with a 9.550.  With the strong performances, the Spartans extended its team lead to 146.425-145.850.

 

The Spartans finished the meet on beam and scored a season-high 48.875, good to tie for the sixth-best score in school history.  Minotti won the event with a 9.900 to tie the Spartan school record.  Khoshnood tied for second with a career-best 9.850.  Blackwell tied for fifth with a 9.750, while Porte scored a 9.700.  Leah Bigelow received a 9.675, while Kelli Fournier scored a 9.500.

 

In the all-around, both Spartan performers scored career bests and better that a 39.000.  Porte scored a 39.125, only the third time this season she has scored a 39.000 or better.  Blackwell scored her first 39.000 or better score in her career with a 39.050.

 

San Jose State competes next Friday, March 23, at a quadrangular meet at UC Davis.  The team will compete against California, Sacramento State and the Aggies.  The meet begins at 7 p.m.

 

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

 

 

Location:

Sacramento, Calif. (Hornets Nest)

March 18, 2007


 

Team Standing

Top

 

 

Place

 Team

Score 

1

 San Jose State

195.300 

2

 Sacramento State

194.900 

 

 


 

Sacramento State

Home

 

Head Coach:  Kim Hughes

Top

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Tiffany Bass

9.550 

 

8.900 

9.800 

 

 Amanda Bieber

 

 

 

9.625 

 

 Marina Borisova

9.700 

9.900 

9.775 

9.900 

39.275 

 Lauren Dyson

 

9.825 

 

 

 

 Melissa Genovese

9.650 

9.825 

9.850 

9.850 

39.175 

 Nicole Giao

9.750 

 

9.150 

9.875 

 

 Eryn Stubblefield

9.625 

9.725 

9.750 

8.475 

37.575 

 Alexis Tsurumoto

 

9.450 

 

 

 

 Sara Williams

9.775 

9.800 

 

 

 

 Lissa Zamolo

 

 

9.750 

 

 

 Team Totals

48.500 

49.075 

48.275 

49.050 

194.900 

 

 


 

San Jose State

 

Head Coach:  Wayne Wright

Top

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Leah Bigelow

 

 

9.675 

 

 

 Alise Blackwell

9.675 

9.750 

9.750 

9.875 

39.050 

 Raylyn Cardeno

9.850 

 

 

9.550 

 

 Kelli Fournier

 

 

9.500 

 

 

 Dani Johnson

9.625 

 

 

 

 

 Jessica Khoshnood

 

9.750 

9.850 

9.675 

 

 Tiffany Louie

9.675 

 

 

9.600 

 

 Liz Major

 

9.325 

 

 

 

 Michelle Minotti

9.800 

9.850 

9.900 

 

 

 Jennifer Pizano

 

9.725 

 

 

 

 Veronica Porte

9.750 

9.825 

9.700 

9.850 

39.125 

 Gabby Targosz

 

 

 

9.775 

 

 Team Totals

48.750 

48.900 

48.875 

48.775 

195.300 

 

 


 

 

Vault Results

Top

 

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Raylyn Cardeno

 San Jose State

9.850 

2

 Michelle Minotti

 San Jose State

9.800 

3

 Sara Williams

 Sacramento State

9.775 

4

 Nicole Giao

 Sacramento State

9.750 

4

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.750 

6

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.700 

7

 Tiffany Louie

 San Jose State

9.675 

7

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.675 

9

 Melissa Genovese

 Sacramento State

9.650 

10

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

9.625 

10

 Dani Johnson

 San Jose State

9.625 

12

 Tiffany Bass

 Sacramento State

9.550 

 

 


 

Uneven Bars Results

Top

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.900 

2

 Michelle Minotti

 San Jose State

9.850 

3

 Melissa Genovese

 Sacramento State

9.825 

3

 Lauren Dyson

 Sacramento State

9.825 

3

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.825 

6

 Sara Williams

 Sacramento State

9.800 

7

 Jessica Khoshnood

 San Jose State

9.750 

7

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.750 

9

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

9.725 

9

 Jennifer Pizano

 San Jose State

9.725 

11

 Alexis Tsurumoto

 Sacramento State

9.450 

12

 Liz Major

 San Jose State

9.325 

 

 


 

Balance Beam Results

Top

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Michelle Minotti

 San Jose State

9.900 

2

 Melissa Genovese

 Sacramento State

9.850 

2

 Jessica Khoshnood

 San Jose State

9.850 

4

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.775 

5

 Lissa Zamolo

 Sacramento State

9.750 

5

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

9.750 

5

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.750 

8

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.700 

9

 Leah Bigelow

 San Jose State

9.675 

10

 Kelli Fournier

 San Jose State

9.500 

11

 Nicole Giao

 Sacramento State

9.150 

12

 Tiffany Bass

 Sacramento State

8.900 

 

 


 

Floor Exercise Results

Top

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.900 

2

 Nicole Giao

 Sacramento State

9.875 

2

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.875 

4

 Melissa Genovese

 Sacramento State

9.850 

4

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.850 

6

 Tiffany Bass

 Sacramento State

9.800 

7

 Gabby Targosz

 San Jose State

9.775 

8

 Jessica Khoshnood

 San Jose State

9.675 

9

 Amanda Bieber

 Sacramento State

9.625 

10

 Tiffany Louie

 San Jose State

9.600 

11

 Raylyn Cardeno

 San Jose State

9.550 

12

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

8.475 

 


 

All Around Results

Top

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

39.275 

2

 Melissa Genovese

 Sacramento State

39.175 

3

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

39.125 

4

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

39.050 

5

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

37.575 

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