Women's Gymnastics Finishes Fifth at NCAA West Regional Meet

Corvallis, Ore.The San Jose State women’s gymnastics team finished one of its best seasons in school history with a fifth place finish at the 2008 NCAA West Regional in Corvallis, Ore.  The Spartans finished the meet with a 193.850 team score.

Individually, Veronica Porte was the highest Spartan finisher as she tied for eighth on vault with a 9.825.  She also finished tied for 12th on floor with a 9.800.  Shanice Howard finished tied for 12th on vault with a 9.800.  In the all-around, Michelle Minotti finished eighth with a 38.750, while Porte was 10th with a 38.550.

The Spartans started the evening on floor and scored a 48.550.  Porte led the team with a 9.800, followed by Michelle Minotti at 9.725.  Howard and Casey Jay each scored a 9.700, while Gabby Targosz received a 9.625.  Tiffany Louie had a 9.150 to round out the scoring.

Next, San Jose State competed on vault and scored a 48.700.  Porte again led the team with a 9.825, while Howard contributed a 9.800.  Raylyn Cardeno scored a 9.750, followed by Shina Cardeno with a 9.700.  Minotti added a 9.625, while Renae Moneymaker had a 9.575.

On bars, San Jose State scored a 48.375, led by Moneymaker with a 9.750.  Jessica Khoshnood scored a 9.725, followed by Porte with a 9.675.  Minotti received a 9.625, while Katie Merritt had a 9.600.  Alise Blackwell scored a 9.125.

The Spartans finished the night on beam and unfortunately had to count a fall in the team total.  Minotti led the team with a 9.775.  Kelli Fournier and Lily Swann each scored career-bests of 9.750. Blackwell tied her season-high with a 9.700.  Porte suffered a fall and had a 9.250.  Leah Bigelow added a 9.225.

Oregon State won the meet with a 197.100, while Michigan was second with a 196.375.

San Jose State finished the 2008 season with a 19-11overall record.

“I am really pleased with our effort in this meet and for the entire season,” said San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright.  “This year’s team set the tone for future teams.  We have accomplished so much this season and continue to build for greater things in the future.”

Team Standings  
Place  Team Score 
1  Oregon State 197.100 
2  Michigan 196.375 
3  Michigan State 195.125 
4  Washington 194.075 
5  San Jose State 193.850 
6  Sacramento State 193.575 

 

Oregon State
Head Coach:  Tanya Chaplin Top
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Brooke Barclay 9.575         
 Kera Bolen   9.675    9.825   
 Laura-Ann Chong   9.850  9.875  9.175   
 Megan Devencenzi 9.750         
 Jen Kesler   9.950  9.800  9.725   
 Yuki Lamb 9.925    9.075     
 Jami Lanz 9.900  9.875  9.950  9.850  39.575 
 Claire Pierce     9.875     
 Mandi Rodriguez 9.900  9.800    9.900   
 Tasha Smith 9.825    9.875  9.900   
 Whitney Watson   9.750       
 Team Totals 49.300  49.225  49.375  49.200  197.100 

 

Michigan
Head Coach:  Bev Plocki Top
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Becky Bernard   9.775  9.775     
 Kylee Botterman 9.825  9.800    9.875   
 Lindsey Bruck 9.775  9.825  9.900  9.875  39.375 
 Sarah Curtis 9.825  9.850  9.800  9.875  39.350 
 Nellie Kippley       9.825   
 Katie Lieberman 9.700      9.850   
 Huneth Lor     9.750     
 Maureen Moody   9.800       
 Megan Moore     9.850     
 Kari Pearce 9.800      9.775   
 Jordan Sexton     9.775     
 Tatjana Thuener-Rego 9.575  9.350       
 Team Totals 48.925  49.050  49.100  49.300  196.375 

 

Michigan State
Head Coach:  Kathie Klages Top
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Nicole Argiros 9.675         
 Rhiannon Banda-Scott 9.900    9.800  9.625   
 Megan Bergland   9.700       
 Dani Fanning   9.625       
 Nicole Heikkila   9.625       
 Emily Lopatofsky 9.675  9.675    9.250   
 Kathryn Mahoney     9.800  9.800   
 Kelly Moffitt     9.750  9.700   
 Kelsey Morley 9.625    9.900  9.800   
 Katlyn Roggensack 9.700  9.650  9.875     
 Rochelle Robinson 9.775  9.825  9.550  9.875  39.025 
 Team Totals 48.725  48.475  49.125  48.800  195.125 

 

Sacramento State
Head Coach:  Kim Hughes Top
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Amber Basgall   9.650    9.700   
 Amanda Blauvelt   9.100       
 Marina Borisova 9.725  9.150  9.025  9.350  37.250 
 Alycia Chan 9.850    9.700  9.550   
 Lauren Dyson   9.575       
 Melissa Genovese 9.550  9.750  9.850  9.775  38.925 
 Nicole Giao 9.625      9.750   
 Lizzy Norvell     9.825     
 Eryn Stubblefield 9.500    9.850  9.700   
 Traci Takeda 9.550    9.675     
 Alexis Tsurumoto   9.775       
 Team Totals 48.300  47.900  48.900  48.475  193.575 

 

San Jose State
Head Coach:  Wayne Wright Top
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Leah Bigelow     9.225     
 Alise Blackwell   9.125  9.700     
 Raylyn Cardeno 9.750         
 Shina Cardeno 9.700         
 Kelli Fournier     9.750     
 Shanice Howard 9.800      9.700   
 Casey Jay       9.700   
 Jessica Khoshnood   9.725       
 Katie Merritt   9.600       
 Michelle Minotti 9.625  9.625  9.775  9.725  38.750 
 Renae Moneymaker 9.575  9.750       
 Veronica Porte 9.825  9.675  9.250  9.800  38.550 
 Lily Swann     9.750     
 Gabby Targosz       9.625   
 Tiffany Louie       9.150   
 Team Totals 48.700  48.375  48.225  48.550  193.850 

 

Washington
Head Coach:  Joanne Bowers Top
 Gymnast Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor  AllArr 
 Haley Bogart 9.850  9.675  9.750  9.775  39.050 
 Katie Boyko 9.550         
 Karen Cain 9.500  9.625  9.625  9.625  38.375 
 Emily Epsten 9.625         
 Kelly Gilbert     9.775     
 Ashley Houghting 9.900    9.275  9.850   
 Raimey Iselin   9.800    9.400   
 Kristen Linton 9.550  9.550  9.175  9.700  37.975 
 Nikki Waiss   9.850       
 Samantha Walior   9.775  9.725  9.775   
 Team Totals 48.475  48.725  48.150  48.725  194.075 

 

Vault Results Top
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Yuki Lamb  Oregon State 9.925 
2  Jami Lanz  Oregon State 9.900 
2  Mandi Rodriguez  Oregon State 9.900 
2  Rhiannon Banda-Scott  Michigan State 9.900 
2  Ashley Houghting  Washington 9.900 
6  Haley Bogart  Washington 9.850 
6  Alycia Chan  Sacramento State 9.850 
8  Tasha Smith  Oregon State 9.825 
8  Sarah Curtis  Michigan 9.825 
8  Kylee Botterman  Michigan 9.825 
8  Veronica Porte  San Jose State 9.825 
12  Kari Pearce  Michigan 9.800 
12  Shanice Howard  San Jose State 9.800 
14  Sophia Hocini  California 9.775 
14  Lindsey Bruck  Michigan 9.775 
14  Alaina Baker  Cal State Fullerton 9.775 
14  Maddie Steinauer  Cal State Fullerton 9.775 
14  Rochelle Robinson  Michigan State 9.775 
19  Megan Devencenzi  Oregon State 9.750 
19  Raylyn Cardeno  San Jose State 9.750 
21  Marina Borisova  Sacramento State 9.725 
22  Katie Lieberman  Michigan 9.700 
22  Katlyn Roggensack  Michigan State 9.700 
22  Shina Cardeno  San Jose State 9.700 
25  Emily Lopatofsky  Michigan State 9.675 
25  Nicole Argiros  Michigan State 9.675 
27  Kelsey Morley  Michigan State 9.625 
27  Emily Epsten  Washington 9.625 
27  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 9.625 
27  Michelle Minotti  San Jose State 9.625 
27  Nicole Giao  Sacramento State 9.625 
32  Brooke Barclay  Oregon State 9.575 
32  Tatjana Thuener-Rego  Michigan 9.575 
32  Renae Moneymaker  San Jose State 9.575 
35  Katie Boyko  Washington 9.550 
35  Kristen Linton  Washington 9.550 
35  Melissa Genovese  Sacramento State 9.550 
35  Traci Takeda  Sacramento State 9.550 
39  Karen Cain  Washington 9.500 
39  Eryn Stubblefield  Sacramento State 9.500 
41  Jessica Kelley  California 9.425 
42  Siobhan Luce  California 9.100 

 


Uneven Parallel Bars Results Top
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Jen Kesler  Oregon State 9.950 
2  Jami Lanz  Oregon State 9.875 
3  Laura-Ann Chong  Oregon State 9.850 
3  Sarah Curtis  Michigan 9.850 
3  Nikki Waiss  Washington 9.850 
3  Lida Gehlen  UC Davis 9.850 
7  Lindsey Bruck  Michigan 9.825 
7  Rochelle Robinson  Michigan State 9.825 
9  Mandi Rodriguez  Oregon State 9.800 
9  Maureen Moody  Michigan 9.800 
9  Kylee Botterman  Michigan 9.800 
9  Raimey Iselin  Washington 9.800 
13  Becky Bernard  Michigan 9.775 
13  Samantha Walior  Washington 9.775 
13  Alexis Tsurumoto  Sacramento State 9.775 
16  Whitney Watson  Oregon State 9.750 
16  Renae Moneymaker  San Jose State 9.750 
16  Melissa Genovese  Sacramento State 9.750 
19  Jessica Khoshnood  San Jose State 9.725 
20  Alaina Baker  Cal State Fullerton 9.700 
20  Megan Bergland  Michigan State 9.700 
22  Kera Bolen  Oregon State 9.675 
22  Emily Lopatofsky  Michigan State 9.675 
22  Haley Bogart  Washington 9.675 
22  Veronica Porte  San Jose State 9.675 
26  Katlyn Roggensack  Michigan State 9.650 
26  Amber Basgall  Sacramento State 9.650 
28  Sophia Hocini  California 9.625 
28  Nicole Heikkila  Michigan State 9.625 
28  Dani Fanning  Michigan State 9.625 
28  Karen Cain  Washington 9.625 
28  Michelle Minotti  San Jose State 9.625 
33  Siobhan Luce  California 9.600 
33  Katie Merritt  San Jose State 9.600 
35  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 9.575 
35  Lauren Dyson  Sacramento State 9.575 
37  Kristen Linton  Washington 9.550 
38  Jessica Kelley  California 9.425 
39  Tatjana Thuener-Rego  Michigan 9.350 
40  Marina Borisova  Sacramento State 9.150 
41  Alise Blackwell  San Jose State 9.125 
42  Amanda Blauvelt  Sacramento State 9.100 

 

Balance Beam Results  
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Jami Lanz  Oregon State 9.950 
2  Lindsey Bruck  Michigan 9.900 
2  Kelsey Morley  Michigan State 9.900 
4  Laura-Ann Chong  Oregon State 9.875 
4  Tasha Smith  Oregon State 9.875 
4  Claire Pierce  Oregon State 9.875 
4  Katlyn Roggensack  Michigan State 9.875 
8  Megan Moore  Michigan 9.850 
8  Eryn Stubblefield  Sacramento State 9.850 
8  Melissa Genovese  Sacramento State 9.850 
11  Bridgette Glass  California 9.825 
11  Lizzy Norvell  Sacramento State 9.825 
13  Jen Kesler  Oregon State 9.800 
13  Sarah Curtis  Michigan 9.800 
13  Kathryn Mahoney  Michigan State 9.800 
13  Rhiannon Banda-Scott  Michigan State 9.800 
17  Jordan Sexton  Michigan 9.775 
17  Becky Bernard  Michigan 9.775 
17  Kelly Gilbert  Washington 9.775 
17  Michelle Minotti  San Jose State 9.775 
21  Huneth Lor  Michigan 9.750 
21  Kelly Moffitt  Michigan State 9.750 
21  Haley Bogart  Washington 9.750 
21  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 9.750 
21  Kelli Fournier  San Jose State 9.750 
21  Lily Swann  San Jose State 9.750 
27  Samantha Walior  Washington 9.725 
28  Sophia Hocini  California 9.700 
28  Siobhan Luce  California 9.700 
28  Jessica Kelley  California 9.700 
28  Alise Blackwell  San Jose State 9.700 
28  Alycia Chan  Sacramento State 9.700 
33  Alaina Baker  Cal State Fullerton 9.675 
33  Traci Takeda  Sacramento State 9.675 
35  Karen Cain  Washington 9.625 
36  Rochelle Robinson  Michigan State 9.550 
37  Ashley Houghting  Washington 9.275 
38  Veronica Porte  San Jose State 9.250 
39  Leah Bigelow  San Jose State 9.225 
40  Kristen Linton  Washington 9.175 
41  Yuki Lamb  Oregon State 9.075 
42  Marina Borisova  Sacramento State 9.025 

Floor Exercise Results
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Mandi Rodriguez  Oregon State 9.900 
1  Tasha Smith  Oregon State 9.900 
3  Sarah Curtis  Michigan 9.875 
3  Lindsey Bruck  Michigan 9.875 
3  Kylee Botterman  Michigan 9.875 
3  Rochelle Robinson  Michigan State 9.875 
7  Jami Lanz  Oregon State 9.850 
7  Katie Lieberman  Michigan 9.850 
7  Ashley Houghting  Washington 9.850 
10  Kera Bolen  Oregon State 9.825 
10  Nellie Kippley  Michigan 9.825 
12  Kelsey Morley  Michigan State 9.800 
12  Kathryn Mahoney  Michigan State 9.800 
12  Veronica Porte  San Jose State 9.800 
15  Kari Pearce  Michigan 9.775 
15  Haley Bogart  Washington 9.775 
15  Samantha Walior  Washington 9.775 
15  Melissa Genovese  Sacramento State 9.775 
19  Alaina Baker  Cal State Fullerton 9.750 
19  Nicole Giao  Sacramento State 9.750 
21  Jen Kesler  Oregon State 9.725 
21  Michelle Minotti  San Jose State 9.725 
23  Kelly Moffitt  Michigan State 9.700 
23  Kristen Linton  Washington 9.700 
23  Casey Jay  San Jose State 9.700 
23  Shanice Howard  San Jose State 9.700 
23  Amber Basgall  Sacramento State 9.700 
23  Eryn Stubblefield  Sacramento State 9.700 
29  Jessica Kelley  California 9.625 
29  Rhiannon Banda-Scott  Michigan State 9.625 
29  Karen Cain  Washington 9.625 
29  Gabby Targosz  San Jose State 9.625 
33  Sophia Hocini  California 9.600 
33  Michelle Kulovitz  UC Davis 9.600 
35  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 9.575 
36  Alycia Chan  Sacramento State 9.550 
37  Raimey Iselin  Washington 9.400 
38  Marina Borisova  Sacramento State 9.350 
39  Emily Lopatofsky  Michigan State 9.250 
40  Laura-Ann Chong  Oregon State 9.175 
41  Tiffany Louie  San Jose State 9.150 
42  Siobhan Luce  California 9.075 

All Around Results  
Place  Gymnast  Team Score 
1  Jami Lanz  Oregon State 39.575 
2  Lindsey Bruck  Michigan 39.375 
3  Sarah Curtis  Michigan 39.350 
4  Haley Bogart  Washington 39.050 
5  Rochelle Robinson  Michigan State 39.025 
6  Melissa Genovese  Sacramento State 38.925 
7  Alaina Baker  Cal State Fullerton 38.900 
8  Michelle Minotti  San Jose State 38.750 
9  Sophia Hocini  California 38.700 
10  Veronica Porte  San Jose State 38.550 
11  Tanya Ho  UC Davis 38.525 
12  Karen Cain  Washington 38.375 
13  Jessica Kelley  California 38.175 
14  Kristen Linton  Washington 37.975 
15  Siobhan Luce  California 37.475 
16  Marina Borisova  Sacramento State 37.250