April 7, 2012
UC Davis junior Katie Yamamura and freshman Tiana Montell completed their 2012 women's gymnastics seasons at the NCAA Seattle Regional at Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday. Both Aggies qualified as at-large individuals in the all-around.
Montell finished with a 38.150 total to place 17th overall. Yamamura scored a 37.150 for 20th place. Arizona's Aubree Cristello and Washington's Aliza Vaccher claimed the two advancing all-around spots, placing third and fourth with scores of 39.250 and 39.225, respectively.
Montell rotated through the meet with host Washington. She opened with a 9.500 on vault, matched that score on uneven bars, then hit a 9.700 on balance beam. She finished the evening with a 9.450 on floor exercise.
Yamamura, following the event order of LSU, began her championship with a bye round then started with a 9.700 on floor exercise in the meet's second rotation. She scored a 9.775 on vault then suffered falls on her Jaeger release on uneven bars and on her mount on beam.
Alabama and LSU claimed the top two team spots in the meet and will advance to the national meet at Georgia. The Tide won the meet with a 197.025 total while the Tigers finished in a relatively distant second at 196.075.
Saturday's region meet concludes a 2012 season that saw UC Davis win its third straight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team title.
2012 NCAA SEATTLE REGION GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP
Alaska Airlines Arena University of Washington
Winners plus UC Davis competitors.
TEAM SCORES - 1. Alabama, 197.025; 2. LSU, 196.075; 3. Washington, 195.825; 4. Arizona, 195.075; 5. Iowa, 194.600; 6. Central Michigan, 194.150.
VAULT - 1. Aliza Vaccher, UW, 9.925... 22(tie). Katie Yamamura, 9.775; 39. Tiana Montell, 9.500;
- 1(tie). Ashley Sledge, Alabama; Geralen Stack-Eaton, Alabama, 9.900... 34. Tiana Montell
, 9.500; 38(tie). Katie Yamamura
BALANCE BEAM - 1(tie). Sarah DeMeo, Alabama; Katie Matusik, Arizona, 9.900... 25(tie). Tiana Montell, 9.700; 41. Katie Yamamura, 8.700.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1 (tie). Marissa Gutierrez, Alabama; Geralen Stack-Eaton, Alabama, 9.875; 27 (tie). Katie Yamamura, 9.700; 42. Tiana Montell, 9.450.
ALL-AROUND - 1. Geralen Stack-Eaton, Alabama, 39.400; 2. Ashley Preiss, Alabama, 39.350; 3. Aubree Cristello, Arizona, 39.250.