March 15, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. -
Senior Katie Yamamura tied her own school all-around record of 39.325 while junior Anna Shumaker hit the 39-point barrier for a second straight week, helping UC Davis reset its overall team record to 195.625 overall. The Aggies won the meet by nearly eight tenths ahead of Causeway rival Sacramento State, which finished second with a 194.875. Air Force took third at 193.400.
UC Davis evens its dual record to 11-11.
Besides the No. 1 team score, the Aggies posted all-time top 10 totals on each event. The vaulters opened with a 48.775, tied for sixth in school history. The uneven bars crew followed with a 48.925, fourth all-time; then the beam team barely missed the Aggie benchmark at 48.775. Finally, the floor squad posted a 49.150, good for seventh in program history.
For Yamamura's part, she tied her season high with a 9.875 on vault in the opening rotation, stuck a 9.825 on bars in the second, posted a 9.775 on beam in the third, then matched her season best of 9.850 on floor to finish the meet. Her 39.325 ties the benchmark she first set two weeks prior against Sacramento State.
Shumaker's 39.000 in the all-around made her just the second Aggie to hit that threshold more than once, following the 39.050 a week ago at San Jose State's home finale. She scored 9.700 on vault, 9.750 on bars, 9.725 on beam then hit a personal-best 9.825 on floor in the final rotation.
Other highlights of the meet included Madeline Kennedy's 9.800 and Kala DeFrancesco's 9.750 on vault, both career-high marks. The Aggies finished 1-2-3 on floor exercise, as senior Michelle Ho won the meet at 9.900, while Yamamura and Shumaker followed close behind with their 9.850 and 9.825 efforts.
Yamamura's vault score also represented a meet win. She tied Sac State's Kalliah McCartney for first place. McCartney, in turn, won the beam outright with a 9.875. Teammate Nicole Meiller won the bars title at 9.850, edging the second-place tie of Yamamura, Ho and Air Force's Linnaea Hance, each of whom scored 9.825.
The Aggies finish their regular season at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship on March 23. UC Davis hopes to win a fourth straight team title.
TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Davis, 195.625; 2. Sacramento State, 194.875; 3. Air Force, 193.400.
VAULT - 1 (tie). Katie Yamamura, UC Davis; Kalliah McCartney, Sac State, 9.875; 3. Kailey Hansen, Sac State, 9.825.
UNEVEN BARS - 1. Nicole Meiller, Sac State, 9.850; 2 (tie), Katie Yamamura, UC Davis; Michelle Ho, UC Davis; Linnaea Hance, Air Force, 9.825.
BALANCE BEAM - 1. Kalliah McCartney, Sac State, 9.875; 2 (tie). Madeline Kennedy, UC Davis; Cayla Beutler, Sac State, 9.800.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Michelle Ho, UC Davis, 9.900; 2. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 9.850; 3 (tie). Anna Shumaker, UC Davis; Stephanie Stamates, UC Davis, 9.825.
ALL-AROUND - 1. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 39.325; 2. Kalliah McCartney, Sac State, 39.225; 3. Linnaea Hance, AFA, 39.025.