Aggie Gymnasts Score 194.300 In MPSF Win

Senior Michelle Ho broke the 9.9 barrier for the second time this season, winning both floor exercise and uneven bars at SPU.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)

Feb. 15, 2013

Complete Results

SEATTLE - Senior Michelle Ho picked up meet titles on both uneven parallel bars and floor exercise while senior Katie Yamamura captured the individual vault and all-around wins to lead UC Davis to a winning 194.300 team score in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's gymnastics dual meet at the Royal Brougham Pavilion Friday night. Host Seattle Pacific finished more than two points behind at 192.125.

The Aggies improve to 8-7 for the year.

Ho hit a 9.825 on bars in the meet's opening rotation, edging Yamamura's runner-up score of 9.800. She then went 9.900 in the third rotation, marking the second time she has eclipsed the 9.9 barrier. Ho previously went 9.925 on floor in a home dual with California in early January.

Yamamura's winning 9.800 on vault highlighted her total of 38.925, almost a half-point in front of Falcon sophomore Sydney Clark, who placed second at 38.475. Yamamura also placed second on balance beam with a 9.725 effort, just ahead of the Aggie tandem of Tiana Montell and Anna Shumaker, who each scored 9.700 for a share of third place.

Montell and Shumaker also tied for second on vault with 9.775 scores. They helped UC Davis compile a 48.600 on vault, while Ho and Yamamura led a 48.575 on bars. Junior Madeline Kennedy delivered a career-best 9.800 on floor exercise to place second in the meet and help the Aggies compile a 48.675 as a team. Finally, UC Davis finished off the evening with a 48.450 on beam.

The Aggies' 194.300, which ranks sixth in school history, comes on the heels of a 194.675 at UCLA just five days ago. It also represents the No. 3 road school in program annals, behind the February 10 season best and a 194.350 at the 2004 MPSF Championships in San Jose.



UC Davis finishes up a string of three straight road meets at Sacramento State on February 22.

TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Davis 194.300; 2. Seattle Pacific, 192.125.

VAULT - 1. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 9.800; 2 (tie). Tiana Montell, UC Davis; Anna Shumaker, UC Davis, 9.775.

UNEVEN BARS - 1. Michelle Ho, UC Davis, 9.825; 2. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 9.800; 3 (tie). Bryn Larson, SPU; Lisa Wiktorski, UC Davis, 9.700.

BALANCE BEAM - 1. Stephanie Wagner, SPU, 9.850; 2. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 9.725; 3 (tie). Tiana Montell, UC Davis; Anna Shumaker, UC Davis, 9.700.

FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Michelle Ho, UC Davis, 9.900; 2. Madeline Kennedy, UC Davis, 9.800; 3. Kenley Memmel, SPU, 9.775.

ALL-AROUND - 1. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 38.925; 2. Sydney Clark, SPU, 38.475; 3. Shannon Escarra, SPU, 38.100.