Vaulters set record in season-high Causeway score

By March 14, 2011

Freshman Anna Shumaker reaches for a vault during action earlier this season with the UC Davis gymnastics team. She and her teammates scored a school-record 48.925 on that event Sunday in a triangular meet with Boise State and Sacramento State at the Hornet's Nest. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise file photo

SACRAMENTO— Senior Marcy Miller became the sixth Aggie in school history to break the 39-point barrier in the all-around, and the vault squad hit a school-record 48.925 in a colleagiate triangular gymnastics meet Sunday at the Hornets’ Nest.

UC Davis’ 194.175 points were its highest of the season.

No. 13 Boise State won the meet with a 197.050 while host Sacramento State finished second at 195.075. Both scores are season bests for those teams. In fact, the Hornets had not cracked the 193-point plateau in 2011.

Miller opened with a 9.700 on balance beam, tied Erika Van Dyke for the team high with a 9.800 on floor, then posted a 9.725 on vault and 9.775 on uneven bars for a 39.0 total. Senior Stacey Nicolini also earned a career high in the all-around, hitting 9.825 on vault and 9.775 on bars in the second half of the meet.

Sophomore Katie Yamamura led the Aggie charge on vault, scoring a fourth-place 9.850. Freshman Anna Shumaker anchored the lineup with a 9.800. Senior Michele Hurlock and freshman Madeline Kennedy matched Miller’s 9.725 in the first two slots.

Boise State won all four events plus the all-around. Amy Glass, an alumna of the Davis Gymnastics Club, tied teammate Hannah Redmon for the all-around title at 39.500. She also shared the beam win with Sacramento State’s Lissa Zamolo at 9.850.

Redmon won the uneven bars with a 9.925 score and finished second on vault to Bronco Hailey Gaspar, who turned in a 9.925. Kelsey Black was the floor champion at 9.925, edging Glass and Redmon’s 9.900 scores.

Top UCD place-winners included Yamamura, who tied for fourth on vault, and senior Jessica Rea, who finished in a tie for fifth on bars at 9.825. Miller and Nicolini were third and fourth in the all-around, respectively, behind the Bronco tandem of Glass and Redmon.

The Aggies finish their season at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, hosted by the U.S. Air Force Academy on Saturday.

TEAM SCORES — 1. Boise State, 197.050; 2. Sacramento State, 195.075; 3. UC Davis, 194.175.

VAULT — 1. Hailey Gaspar, BSU, 9.925; 2. Hannah Redmon, BSU, 9.900; 3. Amanda Otuafi, BSU, 9.875

UNEVEN BARS — 1. Hannah Redmon, BSU, 9.925; 2. Amy Glass, BSU, 9.900; 3 (tie). Amanda Blauvelt, Sac State; Brittany Potvin-Green, BSU, 9.850.

BALANCE BEAM — 1 (tie). Amy Glass, BSU; Lissa Zamolo, Sac State, 9.850; 3. Bekah Gher, BSU, 9.800.

FLOOR EXERCISE — 1. Kelsey Black, BSU, 9.925; 2 (tie). Hailey Gaspar, BSU; Hannah Redmon, BSU; Amy Glass, BSU, 9.900.

ALL-AROUND — 1 (tie). Amy Glass, BSU, 39.500; Hannah Redmon, BSU, 39.500; 3. Marcy Miller, 39.000.


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