March 22, 2003
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -
Senior Lynn Schwaebe finished among the top three places in all four events en route to winning total of 39.175 points in the individual all-around, but despite her effort and a season-high 49.075 by the floor exercise squad, UC Davis finished third in a women's collegiate gymnastics triangular meet at Sacramento State's Hornet Gym Saturday night.
The Aggies scored 191.075 as a team, trailing second-place Air Force, which posted a 191.725 total. The Hornets won the meet with a 192.350, buoyed by a 49.350 on floor.
Schwaebe's all-around score ranks second in the UC Davis record books, just missing Flora Bare's school mark of 39.200, set earlier this year. The Leucadia, Calif. native tied for first place on vault at 9.750, added a second-place 9.825 on bars, won the balance beam outright with a 9.725 and shared third place with a season-best 9.850 on floor exercise.
Nicole Doherty and Vanessa Baume also posted season-high scores on floor, turning in 9.800 and 9.825 performances, respectively. The floor team's total of 49.075 ranks eighth in school history and surpasses the previous season high by more than three tenths.
UC Davis opened with a 47.675 on vault, then compiled a 47.800 on bars -- its highest score on that apparatus in the past six weeks. Doherty led off the bars group with a solid 9.600, and Ariane Furman added a 9.575 in the fourth position.
The Aggies proceeded to floor with three season-high scores, then capped that with Tiffany Chan's 9.850 in the anchor position, good for a share of fifth place for the event. But the beam squad suffered four falls -- counting three of them -- for a total of 46.450.
CSUS then stormed past both UC Davis and Air Force with its floor rotation to take the win. Jenny Diamond and Trista Condren shared first place on floor at 9.900 while Stefanie Aeder added a 9.875. Diamond also shared the win on vault with Schwaebe and teammate Nirvana Zaher, scoring a 9.750 to open the meet.
The Falcons' highest finisher was Laura Frank, who placed second on beam with a 9.675 routine. Frank also tied teammate Jessa Liegl for second in the all-around, leading a total of five Air Force all-arounders at 38.400.
All three teams will return to Hornet Gym on March 29 for the second annual Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.
TEAM SCORES - 1. Sacramento State 192.350; 2. Air Force 191.725; 3. UC Davis 191.075.
VAULT - 1 (tie) Lynn Schwaebe, UC Davis; Jenny Diamond, CSUS; Nirvana Zaher, CSUS, 9.750.
UNEVEN BARS - 1. Meloney Greer, CSUS, 9.875; 2. Lynn Schwaebe, UC Davis, 9.825; 3. Jessa Liegl, AFA, 9.800.
BALANCE BEAM - 1. Lynn Schwaebe, UC Davis, 9.725; 2. Laura Frank, AFA, 9.675; 3. Kimiye Narasaki, CSUS, 9.650.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1 (tie). Jenny Diamond, CSUS; Krista Condren, CSUS, 9.900; 3 (tie). Stefanie Aeder, CSUS; Lynn Schwaebe, UC Davis, 9.875.
ALL-AROUND - 1. Lynn Schwaebe, UC Davis, 39.175; 2 (tie). Laura Frank, AFA; Jessa Liegl, AFA, 38.400.