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• Sacramento State begins its 2014 season on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. when it hosts the NorCal Meet at the Hornets Nest. Along with the Hornets, the meet will include, No. 9 Stanford, No. 22 California, San José State and UC Davis.
• This year marks the third NorCal Meet and the first time that Sacramento State has served as host. The team placed third in 2012 at Stanford and was fourth last season at San José State. Cal will be making its first appearance in the meet.
• Sacramento State returns 19 of the 24 routines from last season with the only losses coming from graduated seniors Nicole Meiller (vault and bars) and Cayla Beutler (bars, beam and floor).
The Hornets return a pair of NCAA Regional qualifiers in senior Kailey Hansen and junior Kalliah McCartney. Hansen has advanced to the NCAA postseason each of her three previous seasons with Sacramento State. Last year, she overcame an early season knee injury to earn the specialist position on beam. She also tied for the top spot on vault but lost out on the bid due to the second tie-breaker. During 2013, she had an RQS of 9.800 on beam and 9.795 on vault.
McCartney was dominant throughout the season as an all-arounder. She placed sixth at the Corvallis Regional after scoring 39.100. During the year, she set the school record with an RQS of 39.265 in the all-around. She finished first in the all-around 11 times in 14 meets and also claimed the top spot on beam and floor five times, vault four times and twice on bars. The Vancouver, Wash., native owns four of the top eight all-around scores in school history.
POWER IN NUMBERS
The 2014 senior class will be significantly larger than last season as six gymnasts will be entering their final season of competition. The class is comprised of Elideth Guerrero, Kailey Hansen, Kaila Kilwein, Maddie Montoya, Katie Osaki and Ashley Wooff who have all been contributors during the team. In fact, all six are scheduled to compete this weekend, including Hansen, Kilwein and Osaki in multiple events.
Sacramento State will head into the NorCal Meet in relatively good physical shape. Freshman Megan Kyle is the only gymnast who has been ruled out of competition due to injury. Kyle had Tommy John surgery and is expected to redshirt during 2014. Junior Kayla Wonderly and sophomore Cassie Benning are both coming off Tommy John procedures in the last year but are expected to fight for spots in the lineup. Also back is sophomore Jesse Williams who suffered an ankle injury early last season.
April 17, 2014 McCARTNEY BEGINS NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS ON FRIDAY
April 4, 2014 NCAA POSTSEASON BEGINS ON SATURDAY FOR GYMNASTICS
March 26, 2014 GYMNASTICS TO SEND SEVEN TO NCAA REGIONAL
March 22, 2014 GYMNASTICS WINS MPSF CHAMPIONSHIP WITH SEASON HIGH SCORE
March 20, 2014 GYMNASTICS AIMS FOR MPSF TITLE ON SATURDAY
March 14, 2014 GYMNASTICS' UPSET BID FALLS SHORT AT SAN JOSE STATE
March 13, 2014 GYMNASTICS CLOSES REGULAR SEASON AT SAN JOSE STATE ON FRIDAY
March 12, 2014 WILLIAMS NAMED MPSF NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
March 5, 2014 HALL OF FAMER MAS WATANABE JOINS GYMNASTICS STAFF
February 28, 2014 GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO UTAH STATE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT MEET
February 28, 2014 McCARTNEY WINS ON VAULT AND BEAM; TEAM CLIPPED BY USU
February 22, 2014 McCARTNEY TIES FOR FIRST ON VAULT; GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD
February 21, 2014 GYMNASTICS FACES CAL, WASHINGTON ON SATURDAY NIGHT
February 18, 2014 KAILEY HANSEN NAMED MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
February 14, 2014 GYMNASTICS SCORES SEASON HIGH AGAINST CAL AND SAN JOSE STATE
February 13, 2014 GYMNASTICS WELCOMES SJSU AND CAL FOR VALENTINE'S DAY MEET
February 7, 2014 GYMNASTICS PREVAILS AT SEATTLE PACIFIC
February 6, 2014 GYMNASTICS RENEWS SERIES WITH SEATTLE PACIFIC ON FRIDAY
January 31, 2014 GYMNASTICS FALLS AT UC DAVIS, 195.500-193.575
January 30, 2014 GYMNASTICS HEADS TO DAVIS FOR CAUSEWAY CLASH
January 24, 2014 GYMNASTICS RALLIES TO EDGE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
January 23, 2014 GYMNASTICS RETURNS HOME TO FACE SEMO ON FRIDAY NIGHT
January 22, 2014 KONNER NAMED MPSF NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
January 19, 2014 GYMNASTICS PLACES THIRD BEHIND STANFORD AND ARIZONA
January 17, 2014 GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO STANFORD TO FACE CARDINAL AND ARIZONA
January 11, 2014 McCARTNEY FINISHES FIRST IN TWO EVENTS; GYMNASTICS SCORES 192.225
January 9, 2014 GYMNASTICS LOOKS TO STAY HOT AT ARIZONA STATE
January 7, 2014 HANSEN, KONNER EARN MPSF WEEKLY HONORS
January 3, 2014 GYMNASTICS STARTS 2014 WITH NORCAL MEET AT HOME
December 17, 2013 GYMNASTICS ADDS FOUR TO 2014 RECRUITING CLASS
December 3, 2013 GYMNASTICS KICKS OFF SEASON WITH FLIPFEST ON SUNDAY
October 3, 2013 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL AND GYMNASTICS RECEIVE NEW LOCKER ROOMS
August 28, 2013 GYMNASTICS EARNS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL ACADEMIC HONORS