Porte Leads Women's Gymnastics Team at WAC Championships

Cedar City, UtahSophomore Veronica Porte tied or broke three of her career-highs to finish third in the all-around and lead the San Jose State women’s gymnastics team at the 2007 Western Athletic Conference Championships Saturday evening.  The Spartans finished fourth in the team standings with a 193.750.

 

Porte scored a career-best 39.175 in the all-around to finish third.  She led the Spartans on vault with a career-high 9.825 to finish tied for fifth place.  On beam she tied her career-best with a 9.825 to finish tied for eighth.  Porte was one of three Spartans to score a 9.725 on bars and added a team-best 9.800 on floor to finish fourth in the standings.  For her efforts in the meet, Porte was named a first team All-WAC selection in the all-round and a second team All-WAC pick on the vault and floor.

 

“Veronica had a wonderful meet for us tonight,” said San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright.  “She is one of the leaders on our team, and it is nice to see her rewarded for her hard work.”

 

The Spartans started the meet on bars and scored a 48.575.  Alise Blackwell, Jessica Khoshnood and Porte each scored a 9.725 to lead the team.  Michelle Minotti and Jennifer Pizano each received a 9.700, while Liz Major scored a 9.675.

 

The team then rotated to beam and scored a 48.775.  Porte led the team with a 9.825, followed by Blackwell who tied her career-high with a 9.775.  Leah Bigelow received a 9.750, while Minotti scored a 9.725.  Kelli Fournier scored a 9.700, while Khoshnood received a 9.650.

 

After a bye, San Jose State performed on the floor and scored a 47.850.  Porte again led the team with a 9.800, while Blackwell scored a 9.725.  Khoshnood received a 9.700, while Raylyn Cardeno scored a 9.575.  Gabrielle Targosz scored a 9.050, while Minotti, performing for the first time this season on floor, went out of bound and touched down to score only an 8.450.

 

The Spartans ended its competition on vault and scored a 48.550.  Porte again led the team with a 9.825, followed by Cardeno with a 9.775.  Minotti scored a 9.700 on the apparatus.  Blackwell received a 9.675, while Tiffany Louie scored a 9.575.

 

In the all-around, two other Spartans competed for the title.  Blackwell scored a 38.900, while Minotti, competing for the first time in the all-around this season, scored a 37.575.

 

“Teams can’t make a mistake at these types of meets, and we didn’t get any breaks on floor,” said Wright.  “Floor turned out to be the key to our success tonight, and we didn’t hit all six routines.  Overall, it was a very tight meet and any of the teams could have won tonight.”

 

Sacramento State repeated as WAC Champions with a 195.275, but won the title by just .050 over host Southern Utah who scored a 195.225.  Utah State finished right behind the top-two teams with a 195.175.  Jessica Parenti-Otte of Utah State won the all-around with a 39.350.

Women's Gymnastics Meet Results

Host:

Southern Utah University

 

Meet:

WAC Championships

March 31, 2007

Location:

Cedar City, Utah (Centrum Arena)

 

 


 

Team Standings

 

 

Place

 Team

Score 

1

 Sacramento State

195.275 

2

 Southern Utah University

195.225 

3

 Utah State University

195.175 

4

 San Jose State University

193.750 

5

 Cal State Fullerton

193.625 

6

 Boise State

193.300 

 

 


 

Southern Utah University

 

 

Head Coach:  Scott Bauman

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Kellie Dangerfield

 

9.850 

9.800 

9.600 

 

 Tehani Douglas

 

9.725 

 

9.625 

 

 Shayla Garcia

9.800 

9.650 

9.825 

9.600 

38.875 

 Katie Hicks

9.725 

 

9.725 

9.775 

 

 Melissa Johnson

9.675 

 

 

 

 

 Erin Morgan

9.700 

9.775 

9.800 

 

 

 Leah Sakhitab

9.775 

9.750 

9.850 

9.725 

39.100 

 Elise Wheeler

9.875 

9.775 

9.200 

9.750 

38.600 

 Team Totals

48.875 

48.875 

49.000 

48.475 

195.225 

 

 


 

Boise State

 

Head Coach:  Sam Sandmire

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Courtney Achter

 

 

 

9.250 

 

 Kristin Aldrich

9.825 

 

9.850 

9.550 

 

 Shaniece Craft

9.800 

9.575 

 

 

 

 Yvette Leizorek

9.775 

9.775 

 

9.800 

 

 Alia Loan

 

9.550 

 

 

 

 Amber Neroes

 

 

9.775 

 

 

 Katelyn O'Donnell

 

9.675 

9.750 

9.575 

 

 Tara Oberg

 

 

9.750 

 

 

 Ruthie Pennington

9.700 

 

 

9.175 

 

 DeAvera Todd

9.800 

9.150 

9.675 

9.600 

38.225 

 Katie Tuller

 

8.475 

 

 

 

 Raquel Turnbow

9.625 

 

 

 

 

 Britany Dean

 

 

9.775 

 

 

 Team Totals

48.900 

47.725 

48.900 

47.775 

193.300 

 

 


 

Cal State Fullerton

 

Head Coach:  Jill Hicks

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Britni Echeverria

9.625 

9.750 

 

 

 

 Brittany Evans

 

 

9.775 

9.725 

 

 Erica Ficarrotta

9.725 

9.550 

9.475 

9.675 

38.425 

 Ina Higashi-Izumi

 

9.650 

 

 

 

 Jaime Howe

 

9.750 

 

 

 

 Shannon Kawada

9.800 

9.800 

 

9.150 

 

 Nicole Lim

 

 

9.275 

9.700 

 

 Jessica Merriam

 

 

9.000 

 

 

 Alana Mouery

9.725 

 

 

 

 

 Melissa Schafer

 

 

 

9.550 

 

 Jessica Tait

9.550 

 

9.750 

 

 

 Kori Underhill

 

 

9.725 

9.650 

 

 Amanda Van Horn

9.775 

 

 

 

 

 Ashley Wang

 

9.725 

 

 

 

 Team Totals

48.650 

48.675 

48.000 

48.300 

193.625 

 

 


 

Sacramento State

 

Head Coach:  Kim Hughes

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Tiffany Bass

9.800 

 

9.850 

9.725 

 

 Amanda Bieber

9.700 

 

 

9.500 

 

 Marina Borisova

9.825 

9.725 

9.875 

9.850 

39.275 

 Lauren Dyson

 

9.700 

 

 

 

 Melissa Genovese

9.650 

9.600 

9.900 

9.775 

38.925 

 Nicole Giao

9.775 

 

9.675 

9.700 

 

 Eryn Stubblefield

 

9.650 

9.850 

9.400 

 

 Alexis Tsurumoto

 

9.775 

 

 

 

 Sara Williams

9.775 

9.675 

 

 

 

 Lissa Zamolo

 

 

9.850 

 

 

 Team Totals

48.875 

48.525 

49.325 

48.550 

195.275 

 


 

San Jose State University

 

Head Coach:  Wayne Wright

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Leah Bigelow

 

 

9.750 

 

 

 Alise Blackwell

9.675 

9.725 

9.775 

9.725 

38.900 

 Raylyn Cardeno

9.775 

 

 

9.575 

 

 Kelli Fournier

 

 

9.700 

 

 

 Danielle Johnson

9.325 

 

 

 

 

 Jessica Khoshnood

 

9.725 

9.650 

9.700 

 

 Tiffany Louie

9.575 

 

 

 

 

 Liz Major

 

9.675 

 

 

 

 Michelle Minotti

9.700 

9.700 

9.725 

8.450 

37.575 

 Jennifer Pizano

 

9.700 

 

 

 

 Veronica Porte

9.825 

9.725 

9.825 

9.800 

39.175 

 Gabrielle Targosz

 

 

 

9.050 

 

 Team Totals

48.550 

48.575 

48.775 

47.850 

193.750 

 

 


 

Utah State University

 

Head Coach:  Ray Corn

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Ashley Barr

 

9.300 

 

9.625 

 

 Nicki Felley

9.650 

9.800 

9.825 

9.775 

39.050 

 Heather Heinrich

9.850 

9.725 

9.750 

9.425 

38.750 

 Meagan Lewis

9.700 

9.825 

9.775 

9.850 

39.150 

 Devin Markle

9.100 

 

 

 

 

 Alex Martin

 

8.850 

9.700 

 

 

 Katie Omann

9.850 

 

9.650 

 

 

 Jessica Parenti-Otte

9.900 

9.875 

9.800 

9.775 

39.350 

 Megan Tschida

 

 

 

9.825 

 

 Team Totals

48.950 

48.525 

48.850 

48.850 

195.175 

 

 


 

 

Vault Results

 

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Jessica Parenti-Otte

 Utah State University

9.900 

2

 Elise Wheeler

 Southern Utah University

9.875 

3

 Heather Heinrich

 Utah State University

9.850 

3

 Katie Omann

 Utah State University

9.850 

5

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.825 

5

 Kristin Aldrich

 Boise State

9.825 

5

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State University

9.825 

8

 Shayla Garcia

 Southern Utah University

9.800 

8

 Shannon Kawada

 Cal State Fullerton

9.800 

8

 Tiffany Bass

 Sacramento State

9.800 

8

 DeAvera Todd

 Boise State

9.800 

8

 Shaniece Craft

 Boise State

9.800 

13

 Leah Sakhitab

 Southern Utah University

9.775 

13

 Amanda Van Horn

 Cal State Fullerton

9.775 

13

 Sara Williams

 Sacramento State

9.775 

13

 Nicole Giao

 Sacramento State

9.775 

13

 Yvette Leizorek

 Boise State

9.775 

13

 Raylyn Cardeno

 San Jose State University

9.775 

19

 Katie Hicks

 Southern Utah University

9.725 

19

 Alana Mouery

 Cal State Fullerton

9.725 

19

 Erica Ficarrotta

 Cal State Fullerton

9.725 

22

 Erin Morgan

 Southern Utah University

9.700 

22

 Amanda Bieber

 Sacramento State

9.700 

22

 Ruthie Pennington

 Boise State

9.700 

22

 Meagan Lewis

 Utah State University

9.700 

22

 Michelle Minotti

 San Jose State University

9.700 

27

 Melissa Johnson

 Southern Utah University

9.675 

27

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State University

9.675 

29

 Melissa Genovese

 Sacramento State

9.650 

29

 Nicki Felley

 Utah State University

9.650 

31

 Britni Echeverria

 Cal State Fullerton

9.625 

31

 Raquel Turnbow

 Boise State

9.625 

33

 Tiffany Louie

 San Jose State University

9.575 

34

 Jessica Tait

 Cal State Fullerton

9.550 

35

 Danielle Johnson

 San Jose State University

9.325 

36

 Devin Markle

 Utah State University

9.100 

 

 


 

Uneven Parallel Bars Results

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Jessica Parenti-Otte

 Utah State University

9.875 

2

 Kellie Dangerfield

 Southern Utah University

9.850 

3

 Meagan Lewis

 Utah State University

9.825 

4

 Shannon Kawada

 Cal State Fullerton

9.800 

4

 Nicki Felley

 Utah State University

9.800 

6

 Erin Morgan

 Southern Utah University

9.775 

6

 Elise Wheeler

 Southern Utah University

9.775 

6

 Alexis Tsurumoto

 Sacramento State

9.775 

6

 Yvette Leizorek

 Boise State

9.775 

10

 Leah Sakhitab

 Southern Utah University

9.750 

10

 Jaime Howe

 Cal State Fullerton

9.750 

10

 Britni Echeverria

 Cal State Fullerton

9.750 

13

 Tehani Douglas

 Southern Utah University

9.725 

13

 Ashley Wang

 Cal State Fullerton

9.725 

13

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.725 

13

 Heather Heinrich

 Utah State University

9.725 

13

 Jessica Khoshnood

 San Jose State University

9.725 

13

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State University

9.725 

13

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State University

9.725 

20

 Lauren Dyson

 Sacramento State

9.700 

20

 Jennifer Pizano

 San Jose State University

9.700 

20

 Michelle Minotti

 San Jose State University

9.700 

23

 Sara Williams

 Sacramento State

9.675 

23

 Katelyn O'Donnell

 Boise State

9.675 

23

 Liz Major

 San Jose State University

9.675 

26

 Shayla Garcia

 Southern Utah University

9.650 

26

 Ina Higashi-Izumi

 Cal State Fullerton

9.650 

26

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

9.650 

29

 Melissa Genovese

 Sacramento State

9.600 

30

 Shaniece Craft

 Boise State

9.575 

31

 Erica Ficarrotta

 Cal State Fullerton

9.550 

31

 Alia Loan

 Boise State

9.550 

33

 Ashley Barr

 Utah State University

9.300 

34

 DeAvera Todd

 Boise State

9.150 

35

 Alex Martin

 Utah State University

8.850 

36

 Katie Tuller

 Boise State

8.475 

 

 


 

Balance Beam Results

 

Place

 Gymnast

 

 

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