Brown ties school and conference record with 9.925 on beam
UPDATED FOR 2018 NCAA REGIONAL2018: NCAA SALT LAKE CITY REGIONAL QUALIFIER on uneven bars... Tied Sacramento State's Courtney Soliwoda for second at-large spot with 9.795 RQS but earned the nod due to tiebreaker rules... Opened season with 9.800 on bars at NorCal Classic (Jan. 8), the first of four 9.8-plus scores for the year... Hit season-high 9.850 in home meets with Stanford/San Jose State/SPU (Feb. 2) and Air Force (Mar. 2)... Also appeared in vault lineup in 11 meets, upgrading her routine late in the year... Responded with 9.800 in Sac State road quad meet (Mar. 16), then season-best 9.825 to finish as MPSF runner-up (Mar. 24)... Made seven floor exercise appearances, topping out with 9.825 in Feb. 2 home quadrangular.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Graduated summa cum laude from Presentation HS in 2017... Competed for Airborne Gymnastics from 2009 through 2017... Began Level 10 gymnastics in 2014, reaching Region 1 championships each year since... Finished T10th, T4th, 5th and 8th on floor at regional from 2014 through 2017, respectively... Also placed T5th on vault at 2017 regional, weeks after winning state title in that event.
PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif... Majoring in neurobiology, physiology & behavior... Parents are James & Elizabeth Landess... James graduated from UC Davis in 1982... Older of two sisters, along with Amelia (13)... Career highlight was winning vault, bars and all-around titles at 2015 NorCal state meet... Top three bucket-list items: work on a film set, skydive, and visit her grandparents' birthplace in China.