SAN JOSE, Calif. - Senior Alexis Brown and freshman Kelley Hebert turned in matching 39.025 totals to share the individual all-around win, as UC Davis posted a winning team score of 194.525 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s gymnastics dual meet at the SJSU Event Center Friday night. Host San Jose State scored a 193.450.The Aggies improve to 8-6 in head-to-head competition in 2018. Brown also captured the meet win on balance beam at 9.875 while tying for the floor exercise meet title with a 9.900, the latter of which ties her career high. Hebert scored a 9.850 on floor then tied for second on beam with a 9.800 en route to her all-around total. Brown also took part in a three-way chop for second place on bars with a 9.725. SJSU’s Ellie Pascoe-Long was her team’s top performer, winning vault with a 9.825 effort while matching Brown on floor with that 9.900. Katie Won finished third in the all-around at 38.975, aided by a first-place 9.850 on bars. UC Davis opened with a 48.275 on uneven bars, with Hebert adding a 9.700 and redshirt freshman Alyssa Ito contributing a 9.650. The Aggies then moved to vault, where they scored a 48.450 team total. Sophomore Cammi Johnson led that lineup with a 9.775, with freshman Kyla Kessler adding a 9.750. Brown and Hebert led a 48.950 on floor exercise in the third rotation, which also saw solid contributions from Kessler (9.775) and senior Amanda Presswood. Junior Kara Jones made her return to the lineup with a 9.725 on that apparatus. UC Davis then closed out the meet with a 48.850 on balance beam. Kessler scored a fifth-place 9.775 in that event to finish with a 38.900 all-around total, while junior Aya Suzuki added a 9.750. Friday’s meet gives UC Davis a slight boost to its regional-qualifying score to 194.392. The website RoadToNationals.com will have updated RQS standings on Monday. The Aggies return to action with a home conference dual against Air Force on Friday, March 2. Meet time is 7 p.m. at the Pavilion. TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Davis, 194.525; 2. San Jose State, 193.450. VAULT - 1. Ellie Pascoe-Long, SJSU, 9.825; 2. Taylor Chan, SJSU, 9.800; 3. Cammi Johnson, UC Davis, 9.775. UNEVEN BARS - 1. Katie Won, SJSU, 9.850; 2 (tie). Alexis Brown, UC Davis; Stephanie Relova, SJSU; Madilyn Probst, SJSU, 9.725. BALANCE BEAM - 1. Alexis Brown, UC Davis, 9.875; 2 (tie). Kelley Hebert, UC Davis; Taylor Chan, SJSU; Chelsey Andrada, SJSU, 9.800. FLOOR EXERCISE - 1 (tie). Alexis Brown, UC Davis; Ellie Pascoe-Long, SJSU, 9.900; 3. Kelley Hebert, UC Davis, 9.850. ALL-AROUND - 1 (tie). Alexis Brown, UC Davis; Kelley Hebert, UC Davis; 39.025; 3. Katie Won, SJSU, 38.975.
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