March 6, 2009

Titans Finish Second in Boise Tri-Meet

March 6, 2009

Box Score

FULLERTON, CA - The Cal State Fullerton women's gymnastics team topped the 193 mark for the fourth straight meet on Friday night, posting its second-highest score of the season to finish second in a tri-meet hosted by Boise State.

The Titans scored a 193.825 - just off of its season best of 193.875 set against UCLA at home on Jan. 23. The host Broncos won the meet with a 195.925 while Brigham Young finished third with a 190.625.

Fullerton's best event on the night was vault, scoring a 48.725 - the ninth time in nine meets that the Titans have scored 48.500 or better in the event. The Titans also topped 48 points for only the second time this season on beam, scoring a 48.050.

Sophomore Alaina Baker won the individual all-around title for the fourth time this season (all in the last six meets), scoring a 38.975 - her third-highest score this season. Baker finished tied for second on vault with a 9.85 and finished fourth on floor exercise with a 9.825. The Oak Grove, Mo., native also has three second-place finishes in the individual all-around this season to go along with a third-place finish.

Other top-five finishes for the Titans on the night included sophomore Maddie Steinauer's fourth-place finish on vault with a 9.825, Kaitlin Reid's 9.70 on beam that placed her in a tie for fifth, and Shelly Cooper's 9.775 on floor exercise that put her in a tie for fifth in the event.

Senior Jessica Tait also had a solid night on beam, finishing in a tie for seven with a 9.65 while Taylor Kearns was Fullerton's top finisher on bars, ending tied for ninth with a 9.70.

The Titans close out the regular season next Friday night (March 13) in the desert as Fullerton travels to Tempe to take on Arizona State and Ball State at 7 p.m. in the final meet prior to the Western Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Sacramento State on March 21.

TEAM RESULTS
1) Boise State - 195.925
2) Cal State Fullerton - 193.825
3) BYU - 190.625

VAULT
1) Craft, Shaniece (BSU) 9.875
2) Baker, Alaina (CSUF) 9.850, Apple, Chelsee (BSU) 9.850

BARS
1) Neroes, Amber (BSU) 9.850
2) Tuller, Katie (BSU) 9.825, Redmon, Hannah (BSU) 9.825, Jacob, Taylor (BSU) 9.825

BEAM
1) Lang, Kelsey (BSU) 9.900
2) Kazandjian, Lindsay (BSU) 9.775
3) Dziawura, Mallory (BSU) 9.750

FLOOR
1) Smith, Sarah (BSU) 9.950
2) Lang, Kelsey (BSU) 9.875
3) Redmon, Hannah (BSU) 9.850

ALL-AROUND
1) Baker, Alaina (CSUF) 38.975
2) Goldman, Danielle (BYU) 38.250
3) Johnson, Madeleine (BYU) 38.225