March 14, 2003
DAVIS, Calif. -
Sophomore Tiffany Chan posted a season-high 9.900 on
floor exercise while senior teammate Lynn Schwaebe finished second on uneven
bars with a 9.850 as UC Davis scored a team total of 190.850 in a women's
collegiate gymnastics dual meet at Recreation Hall Saturday. Visiting UC
Berkeley won the meet with a 195.925 team score.
Cal's My-Lan Dodd easily won the individual all-around with her 39.475
effort in the meet. She also won on bars at 9.875, shared first place on
beam with a 9.850, tied for second on vault at 9.850 and on floor at 9.900.
The Golden Bears won each event of the meet, with Monique Chang capturing
vault with a 9.900 and Stephanie Kim taking gold on floor at 9.925.
Chan's performance on floor tied Dodd for second on floor, but is even
more remarkable given that she had not competed on floor exercise since
UC Davis' meet at Cal on February 9.
"When you have the athletic ability she does, it's possible to score
that," said Aggie head coach Ray Goldbar. "She's been tumbling
and going through routines for a week and a half. And she's a good performer.
"We needed that. We need someone who can solidify our events. We've
been struggling on floor with some of our top people out, so it's nice to
have her back."
The meet represented not only a home finale for UC Davis, but the final
Recreation Hall meet for seniors Schwaebe, Vanessa Baume, Jenna Mayfield,
Michelle Naito and Flora Bare. Naito recorded a career-high 38.325 in the
all-around, boosted by a 9.625 on bars and 9.750 on balance beam. Baume
also enjoyed a strong night, scoring 9.625 on vault and a season-high 9.800
UC Davis returns to action at the conclusion of the campus' final examinations,
with a meet at Sacramento State on March 22.
TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Berkeley 195.925*; 2. UC Davis 190.850.
VAULT - 1. Monique Chang, Cal, 9.900; 2 (tie). My-Lan Dodd, Cal;
3. Janet McKnight, Cal, 9.850.
UNEVEN BARS - 1. My-Lan Dodd, Cal, 9.875; 2. Lynn Schwaebe, UC
Davis, 9.850; 3. Janet McKnight, Cal, 9.800.
BALANCE BEAM - 1 (tie). My-Lan Dodd, Cal; Miho Maeda, Cal, Brittany
Pittullo, Cal, 9.850*.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Stephanie Kim, Cal, 9.925; 2 (tie). Tiffany
Chan, UC Davis; My-Lan Dodd, Cal, 9.900.
ALL-AROUND - 1. My-Lan Dodd, Cal, 39.475; 2. Stephanie Kim, Cal,
38.725; 3. Brittani Pittullo, Cal, 38.575.
*Note: Three of Cal's balance beam scores were pending inquiry as
of press time. All scores are unofficial until Sunday's reporting date.