Aggies Place Third At Fullerton Triangular

Feb. 27, 2004


FULLERTON, Calif. - Junior Tiffany Chan scored 9.700 to anchor a 48.075 team effort on vault, highlighting UC Davis' third-place 189.800 score in a women's collegiate gymnastics triangular meet at Cal St. Fullerton Friday evening. The host Titans won the meet at 193.950, while Seattle Pacific scored a second-place 192.175 in the meet. The Aggies fall to 5-8 on the season.

Chan's vault score was good for fourth place in that event, highest among UC Davis competitors. Arianne Furman placed sixth with 9.625, while Megan Nakagawa and Julia Richards each added scores of 9.600. The vault total ranks tied for ninth in school history and marks the first time the Aggies have broken the 48-point barrier since March of 2003.

Chan also had the team's best floor mark at 9.725, taking a share of fifth place in the meet. As a team, UC Davis also posted a respectable 47.450 on bars, helped by Amber Weddell's career-best 9.675. However, the Aggies suffered four falls on balance beam. Julia Richards' 9.750 and Nicole Doherty's 9.700 were bright spots for UC Davis on that apparatus.

Fullerton's Erica Ficarotta won the individual all-around with a 39.025 total. She also on bars at 9.800 and beam at 9.875. The Titans swept the top five places on uneven bars, and the top two spots on both beam and floor. Latoya Milburn won floor with a 9.875 effort. Kari Kelly was Seattle Pacific's top finisher, claiming the vault title with a 9.850 mark.

UC Davis hosts San Jose State for its final home meet on March 6. The dual will honor three senior gymnasts and also serves as an Aggie alumni reunion.

TEAM SCORES - 1. Cal St. Fullerton, 193.950; 2. Seattle Pacific, 192.175; 3. UC Davis, 189.800.



VAULT - 1. Kari Kelly, SPU, 9.850; 2. Kristy Parker, CSF, 9.750; 3. Corrie McDaniel, SPU, 9.725.

UNEVEN BARS - 1 . Erica Ficarotta, CSF, 9.800; Brooke Weigandt, CSF, 9775; 3. Jaime Howe, CSF, 9.725.

BALANCE BEAM - Erica Ficarotta, CSF, 9.875; 2. Brittany Evans, CSF, 9.850; 3. Debra Huss, SPU, 9.800.

FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Latoya Milburn, CSF, 9.875; 2. Sharon Snell, CSF, 9.825; 3. Debra Huss, SPU, 9.825.

ALL-AROUND- 1. Erica Ficarotta, CSF, 39.025; 2. Corrie McDaniel, SPU, 37.600; 3. Annette Reyes, CSF, 37.525.