GYMNASTICS SCORES SEASON HIGH IN WIN OVER UC DAVIS, ALASKA ANCHORAGE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Junior Kalliah McCartney tied for first on vault and was the sole winner on bars and beam to guide the Sacramento State gymnastics team to a season high 195.275 on Friday night at The Nest. The score, which was tied for the seventh best in school history, gave the Hornets wins over No. 30 UC Davis (194.800) and Alaska Anchorage (188.550).
"This was a great way to end our home season," Sacramento State head coach Kim Hughes said. "We had a great crowd and the team responded with a solid performance."
Sacramento State opened on vault with a 48.950 with three scores over 9.800. McCartney and Hansen tied for the spot in the event with each receiving a 9.825. Jesse Williams tied for third with a 9.800 and Tina Necas and Julia Konner tied for sixth at 9.750.
The Hornets followed with a season high 49.000 on bars to extend their lead at the midway point of the meet. McCartney set a career high with a 9.875 to finish first. Williams matched her career best of 9.825 to tie for second. Senior Ashley Wooff tie for fourth after tying her career mark of 9.800. Sophomore Brennan Bailes also set a career best with a 9.775 to tie for sixth. The event score was the best for Sacramento State since 2007.
On beam, Sacramento State scored 48.475 while UC Davis scored 48.900 on floor to pull within .125. Kayla Wonderly and Cassie Benning helped the team get off to a good start with a pair of 9.675. Williams followed with a 9.625 before the team suffered its only fall of the day. McCartney rallied with a 9.800 to claim her 12th career win on beam. Hansen completed the rotation with a 9.700 which tied her for fourth place.
The Hornets secured their victory with a 48.850 on floor in which team team counted five scores between 9.700 and 9.825. Senior Katie Osaki led off with a 9.725 before Julia Konner scored 9.700. The final three members of the team each scored 9.8-plus with Williams and Dallas Smith tying for fourth place at 9.800. Hansen tied for second overall with a 9.825.
Anna Shumaker won the all-around, edging Williams for the title. Shumaker had a four-event total of 39.075 compared to a career high 39.050 from Williams.
Sacramento State will compete next week at San Jose State before traveling to UC Davis for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on March 22.
1. Sacramento State 195.275
2. UC Davis 194.800
3. Alaska Anchorage 188.550
T1. Kalliah McCartney, Kailey Hansen, SAC, 9.852; T3. Jesse Williams 9.800; T6. Tina Necas, Julia Konner 9.750; T9. Katie Osaki 9.700.
1. Kalliah McCartney, SAC, 9.875; T2. Jesse Williams 9.825; T4. Ashley Wooff 9.800; T6. Brennan Bailes 9.775; T8. Paige Bottano, Kaila Kilwein 9.725.
1. Kalliah McCartney, SAC, 9.800; T4. Kailey Hansen 9.700; T7. Kayla Wonderly, Cassie Benning 9.675; 10. Jesse Williams 9.625; 15. Elideth Guerrero 9.025.
1. Stephanie Stamates, UCD, 9.850; T2. Kailey Hansen 9.825; T4. Jesse Williams, Dallas Smith 9.800; T7. Katie Osaki 9.725; T9. Julia Konner 9.700; 12. Maddie Montoya 9.650.
1. Anna Shumaker, UCD, 39.075; 2. Jesse Williams 39.050.