Women's Gymnastics Finishes Fifth at WAC Championships

Logan, Utah The San Jose State women’s gymnastics team scored a 192.800 to finish fifth at the 2006 Western Athletic Conference Women’s Gymnastics Championships hosted by Utah State. 

 

The Spartans had three gymnasts finish in the top-six of their respected events.  Renae Moneymaker scored a 9.825 on the vault for first team all-conference honors.  Kelsey Spellacy scored a 9.800 on the bars for first team all-conference honors.  Veronica Porte was the Spartans’ top all-around performer with a 38.825 for second team all-conference honors.

 

Sacramento State won the meet with a 193.950, followed by Boise State with a 193.775.  Southern Utah was third with a 193.600, while host Utah State was fourth with a 193.100.  CS Fullerton scored a 192.600 for sixth place.

 

“This was a big meet for us,” said San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright.  “We knew we couldn’t count any falls because the conference meet has a lot of good teams.  Unfortunately, we had to count two falls.  We have been very consistent all year.  Our freshman came up big in this meet, and Kelsey Spellacy did one of the best bar routines for our team this season.”

 

San Jose State started the meet on the bars and got strong performances from Spellacy (9.800), Moneymaker (9.725) and Porte (9.725).  Alise Blackwell scored a 9.700, while Tracie Kavalec had a 9.525.  The Spartans scored a 48.475, its best team score on any event.

 

“I just went hard and aggressive on the vault,” said Moneymaker.  “This was a learning experience for me and the freshmen.  We learned that we have to stay focused and can’t think about the end result of the meet.”

 

The Spartans then rotated to the balance beam.  Adriane Mertens led the team with a 9.725, but San Jose State had to count a fall in its team score and scored only a 47.825 on the apparatus. Michelle Minotti and Porte each had a 9.700, and Leah Bigelow received a 9.600.

 

“I am very proud of my routine,” said Spellacy.  “It is one of the best routines of my life and is nice that I hit at the conference meet.”

 

After a bye, the team rotated to the floor where they scored a 48.250. Moneymaker led the Spartans with a 9.725.  Porte received a 9.675, while Amberly Klein scored a 9.650.  Blackwell had a 9.625, while Raylyn Cardeno and Minotti each scored a 9.575.

 

San Jose State then competed on the vault for its final event of the day. Again, the team scored a 48.250. Moneymaker led the team with a 9.825, while Minotti scored a 9.775.  Alley Zezoney scored a 9.750, while Porte scored a 9.25.  Unfortunately, the team also had to count a fall on vault as Shina Cardeno scored a 9.175, and Raylyn Cardeno received a 9.100.

 

In the all-around, Porte was fourth with a 38.825, while Moneymaker tied for ninth with a 38.375.  Minotti was 15th as she scored a 37.950.

 

“We had some really good routines tonight,” said Porte.  “I think my best routines of the day were the bars and beam.  I hit my bars routine with a solid performance, and I had my best routine of the year on the beam.”

 

San Jose State now awaits word from the NCAA about qualifying for the NCAA West Regional to be held at Stanford on April 8.

 

“We will wait and see what happens tonight at the Pacific-10 meet,” said Wright.  “We hope we get the opportunity to show everyone that we can do good gymnastics.”

 

 

 

Team Standings

 

 

Place

 Team

Score 

1

 Sacramento State

193.950 

2

 Boise State

193.775 

3

 Southern Utah

193.600 

4

 Utah State University

193.100 

5

 San Jose State

192.800 

6

 Cal State Fullerton

192.600 

 

Utah State University

Head Coach:  Ray Corn

 

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Nicole Felley

9.750 

 

9.125 

8.900 

 

 Liesel Kohler

 

 

 

9.700 

 

 Meagan Lewis

9.775 

9.675 

9.725 

9.050 

38.225 

 Rachael Mandy

9.775 

9.400 

 

 

 

 Alex Martin

 

9.800 

9.575 

9.600 

 

 Katie Omann

9.650 

9.700 

 

 

 

 Jessica Parenti

9.850 

9.875 

9.425 

9.725 

38.875 

 Brittany Price

 

 

9.650 

 

 

 Ana Rickard

9.625 

 

 

 

 

 Megan Tschida

 

8.950 

9.650 

9.750 

 

 Team Totals

48.800 

48.450 

48.025 

47.825 

193.100 

 

Boise State

Head Coach:  Sam Sandmire

Top

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Kristin Aldrich

9.800 

9.575 

9.825 

9.025 

38.225 

 Shaniece Craft

9.875 

9.525 

 

9.600 

 

 Kea Cuaresma

9.800 

9.775 

9.475 

9.750 

38.800 

 Katie Dinsmore

9.825 

8.800 

9.800 

9.750 

38.175 

 Katie Griffis

 

 

9.750 

 

 

 Taylor Jacob

9.500 

9.850 

9.825 

9.200 

38.375 

 Lindsay Ward

9.700 

9.325 

9.150 

9.750 

37.925 

 Team Totals

49.000 

48.050 

48.675 

48.050 

193.775 

 

Cal State Fullerton

Head Coach:  Richard Gishi

Top

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Brittany Evans

9.550 

9.450 

9.325 

9.575 

37.900 

 Erica Ficarrotta

9.600 

9.600 

9.775 

9.625 

38.600 

 Ashlee Hegner

9.725 

 

 

 

 

 Ina Higashi-Izumi

 

9.650 

 

9.600 

 

 Brittany Hoffman

9.625 

9.725 

9.050 

9.675 

38.075 

 Jaime Howe

 

9.450 

9.075 

 

 

 Nicole Lim

 

 

9.825 

9.750 

 

 Alana Mouery

9.775 

 

 

 

 

 Melissa Schafer

 

 

 

9.675 

 

 Jessica Tait

 

 

9.725 

 

 

 Amanda Van Horn

9.700 

 

 

 

 

 Brooke Weigandt

 

9.700 

 

 

 

 Team Totals

48.425 

48.125 

47.725 

48.325 

192.600 

 

Sacramento State

Head Coach:  Kim Hughes

Top

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Amber Basgall

 

9.700 

 

9.650 

 

 Tiffany Bass

 

 

9.750 

9.800 

 

 Marina Borisova

9.675 

9.650 

9.725 

9.825 

38.875 

 Trista Condren

9.775 

 

9.675 

9.700 

 

 Melissa Genovese

 

9.625 

9.775 

 

 

 Nicole Giao

9.700 

 

9.000 

 

 

 Carrie Kinghorn

9.650 

9.475 

 

9.750 

 

 Brooke Morari

9.825 

 

 

9.700 

 

 Kimiye Narasaki

9.650 

9.675 

9.250 

 

 

 Alexis Tsurumoto

 

9.725 

 

 

 

 Team Totals

48.625 

48.375 

48.175 

48.775 

193.950 

 

San Jose State

Head Coach:  Wayne Wright

Top

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Alise Blackwell

 

9.700 

 

9.625 

 

 Raylyn Cardeno

9.100 

 

 

9.575 

 

 Shina Cardeno

9.175 

 

 

 

 

 Tracie Kavalec

 

9.525 

 

 

 

 Amberly Klein

 

 

9.025 

9.650 

 

 Adriane Mertens

 

 

9.725 

 

 

 Michelle Minotti

9.775 

8.900 

9.700 

9.575 

37.950 

 Renae Moneymaker

9.825 

9.725 

9.100 

9.725 

38.375 

 Veronica Porte

9.725 

9.725 

9.700 

9.675 

38.825 

 Kelsey Spellacy

 

9.800 

 

 

 

 Alley Zezoney

9.750 

 

 

 

 

 Leah Bigelow

 

 

9.600 

 

 

 Team Totals

48.250 

48.475 

47.825 

48.250 

192.800 

 

Southern Utah

Head Coach:  Scott Bauman

Top

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Kellie Dangerfield

 

 

9.600 

 

 

 Katie Hicks

9.700 

 

 

9.625 

 

 Tehani Keeno

 

9.750 

 

9.700 

 

 Jess Langley

9.650 

9.675 

9.700 

9.700 

38.725 

 Kim Marquardt

 

 

9.100 

 

 

 Erin Morgan

 

9.725 

 

 

 

 Leah Sakhitab

9.675 

9.800 

9.875 

9.700 

39.050 

 Ashley Sharpe

9.250 

9.800 

9.650 

 

 

 Sheena Shaw

9.800 

9.675 

9.275 

9.800 

38.550 

 Rachel Tanner

9.300 

 

 

9.725 

 

 Team Totals

48.125 

48.750 

48.100 

48.625 

193.600 

 

Vault Results

Top

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Shaniece Craft

 Boise State

9.875 

2

 Jessica Parenti

 Utah State University

9.850 

3

 Brooke Morari

 Sacramento State

9.825 

3

 Katie Dinsmore

 Boise State

9.825 

3

 Renae Moneymaker

 San Jose State

9.825 

6

 Kristin Aldrich

 Boise State

9.800 

6

 Kea Cuaresma

 Boise State

9.800 

6

 Sheena Shaw

 Southern Utah

9.800 

9

 Rachael Mandy

 Utah State University

9.775 

9

 Meagan Lewis

 Utah State University

9.775 

9

 Trista Condren

 Sacramento State

9.775 

9

 Alana Mouery

 Cal State Fullerton

9.775 

9

 Michelle Minotti

 San Jose State

9.775 

14

 Nicole Felley

 Utah State University

9.750 

14

 Alley Zezoney

 San Jose State

9.750 

16

 Ashlee Hegner

 Cal State Fullerton

9.725 

16

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.725 

18

 Nicole Giao

 Sacramento State

9.700 

18

 Lindsay Ward

 Boise State

9.700 

18

 Katie Hicks

 Southern Utah

9.700 

18

 Amanda Van Horn

 Cal State Fullerton

9.700 

22

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.675 

22

 Leah Sakhitab

 Southern Utah

9.675 

24

 Katie Omann

 Utah State University

9.650 

24

 Carrie Kinghorn

 Sacramento State

9.650 

24

 Kimiye Narasaki

 Sacramento State

9.650 

24

 Jess Langley

 Southern Utah

9.650 

28

 Ana Rickard

 Utah State University

9.625 

28

 Brittany Hoffman

 Cal State Fullerton

9.625 

30

 Erica Ficarrotta

 Cal State Fullerton

9.600 

31

 Brittany Evans

 Cal State Fullerton

9.550 

32

 Taylor Jacob

 Boise State

9.500 

33

 Rachel Tanner

 Southern Utah

9.300 

34

 Ashley Sharpe

 Southern Utah

9.250 

35

 Shina Cardeno

 San Jose State

9.175 

36

 Raylyn Cardeno

 San Jose State

9.100 

 

Uneven Parallel Bars Results

Top

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Jessica Parenti

 Utah State University

9.875 

2

 Taylor Jacob

 Boise State

9.850 

3

 Alex Martin

 Utah State University

9.800 

3

 Leah Sakhitab

 Southern Utah

9.800 

3

 Ashley Sharpe

 Southern Utah

9.800 

3

 Kelsey Spellacy

 San Jose State

9.800 

7

 Kea Cuaresma

 Boise State

9.775 

8

 Tehani Keeno

 Southern Utah

9.750 

9

 Alexis Tsurumoto

 Sacramento State

9.725 

9

 Erin Morgan

 Southern Utah

9.725 

9

 Brittany Hoffman

 Cal State Fullerton

9.725 

9

 Renae Moneymaker

 San Jose State

9.725 

9

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.725 

14

 Katie Omann

 Utah State University

9.700 

14

 Amber Basgall

 Sacramento State

9.700 

14

 Brooke Weigandt

 Cal State Fullerton

9.700 

14

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.700 

18

 Meagan Lewis

 Utah State University

9.675 

18

 Kimiye Narasaki

 Sacramento State

9.675 

18

 Sheena Shaw

 Southern Utah

9.675 

18

 Jess Langley

 Southern Utah

9.675 

22

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.650 

22

 Ina Higashi-Izumi

 Cal State Fullerton

9.650 

24

 Melissa Genovese

 Sacramento State

9.625 

25

 Erica Ficarrotta

 Cal State Fullerton

9.600 

26

 Kristin Aldrich

 Boise State

9.575 

27

 Shaniece Craft

 Boise State

9.525 

27

 Tracie Kavalec

 San Jose State

9.525 

29

 Carrie Kinghorn

 Sacramento State

9.475 

30

 Brittany Evans

 Cal State Fullerton

9.450 

30

 Jaime Howe

 Cal State Fullerton

9.450 

32

 Rachael Mandy

 Utah State University

9.400 

33

 Lindsay Ward

 Boise State

9.325 

34

 Megan Tschida

 Utah State University

8.950 

35

 Michelle Minotti

 San Jose State

8.900 

36

 Katie Dinsmore

 Boise State

8.800 

 

Balance Beam Results

Top

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Leah Sakhitab

 Southern Utah

9.875 

2

 Taylor Jacob

 Boise State

9.825 

2

 Kristin Aldrich

 Boise State

9.825 

2

 Nicole Lim

 Cal State Fullerton

9.825 

5

 Katie Dinsmore

 Boise State

9.800 

6

 Melissa Genovese

 Sacramento State

9.775 

6

 Erica Ficarrotta

 Cal State Fullerton

9.775 

8

 Tiffany Bass

 Sacramento State

9.750 

8

 Katie Griffis

 Boise State

9.750 

10

 Meagan Lewis

 Utah State University

9.725 

10

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.725 

10

 Jessica Tait

 Cal State Fullerton

9.725 

10

 Adriane Mertens

 San Jose State

9.725 

14

 Jess Langley

 Southern Utah

9.700 

14

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.700 

14

 Michelle Minotti

 San Jose State

9.700 

17

 Trista Condren

 Sacramento State

9.675 

18

 Megan Tschida

 Utah State University

9.650 

18

 Brittany Price

 Utah State University

9.650 

18

 Ashley Sharpe

 Southern Utah

9.650 

21

 Kellie Dangerfield

 Southern Utah

9.600 

21

 Leah Bigelow

 San Jose State

9.600 

23

 Alex Martin

 Utah State University

9.575 

24

 Kea Cuaresma

 Boise State

9.475 

25

 Jessica Parenti

 Utah State University

9.425 

26

 Brittany Evans

 Cal State Fullerton

9.325 

27

 Sheena Shaw

 Southern Utah

9.275 

28

 Kimiye Narasaki

 Sacramento State

9.250 

29

 Lindsay Ward

 Boise State

9.150 

30

 Nicole Felley

 Utah State University

9.125 

31

 Kim Marquardt

 Southern Utah

9.100 

31

 Renae Moneymaker

 San Jose State

9.100 

33

 Jaime Howe

 Cal State Fullerton

9.075 

34

 Brittany Hoffman

 Cal State Fullerton

9.050 

35

 Amberly Klein

 San Jose State

9.025 

36

 Nicole Giao

 Sacramento State

9.000 

 

Floor Exercise Results

Top

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.825 

2

 Tiffany Bass

 Sacramento State

9.800 

2

 Sheena Shaw

 Southern Utah

9.800 

4

 Megan Tschida

 Utah State University

9.750 

4

 Carrie Kinghorn

 Sacramento State

9.750 

4

 Lindsay Ward

 Boise State

9.750 

4

 Katie Dinsmore

 Boise State

9.750 

4

 Kea Cuaresma

 Boise State

9.750 

4

 Nicole Lim

 Cal State Fullerton

9.750 

10

 Jessica Parenti

 Utah State University

9.725 

10

 Rachel Tanner

 Southern Utah

9.725 

10

 Renae Moneymaker

 San Jose State

9.725 

13

 Liesel Kohler

 Utah State University

9.700 

13

 Brooke Morari

 Sacramento State

9.700 

13

 Trista Condren

 Sacramento State

9.700 

13

 Jess Langley

 Southern Utah

9.700 

13

 Leah Sakhitab

 Southern Utah

9.700 

13

 Tehani Keeno

 Southern Utah

9.700 

19

 Brittany Hoffman

 Cal State Fullerton

9.675 

19

 Melissa Schafer

 Cal State Fullerton

9.675 

19

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.675 

22

 Amber Basgall

 Sacramento State

9.650 

22

 Amberly Klein

 San Jose State

9.650 

24

 Katie Hicks

 Southern Utah

9.625 

24

 Erica Ficarrotta

 Cal State Fullerton

9.625 

24

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.625 

27

 Alex Martin

 Utah State University

9.600 

27

 Shaniece Craft

 Boise State

9.600 

27

 Ina Higashi-Izumi

 Cal State Fullerton

9.600 

30

 Brittany Evans

 Cal State Fullerton

9.575 

30

 Raylyn Cardeno

 San Jose State

9.575 

30

 Michelle Minotti

 San Jose State

9.575 

33

 Taylor Jacob

 Boise State

9.200 

34

 Meagan Lewis

 Utah State University

9.050 

35

 Kristin Aldrich

 Boise State

9.025 

36

 Nicole Felley

 Utah State University

8.900 

 

All Around Results

Top

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Leah Sakhitab

 Southern Utah

39.050 

2

 Jessica Parenti

 Utah State University

38.875 

2

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

38.875 

4

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

38.825 

5

 Kea Cuaresma

 Boise State

38.800 

6

 Jess Langley

 Southern Utah

38.725 

7

 Erica Ficarrotta

 Cal

 

 

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