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Utah State Finishes Third at California Meet
Liesel Kohler tied for 5th on the beam Friday night
Liesel Kohler tied for 5th on the beam Friday night

Jan. 24, 2004

Berkeley, Calif. - Freshman Alex Martin lead the way for the Utah State gymnastics team in a third place finish against some tough competition late Friday night. The Aggies (194.150) missed second place by one tenth of a point behind #17 Arizona State (194.250). The hosts of the meet, California, won the meet with a score of 195.95 with San Jose State rounding out the scores with a 193.875 score.

Martin tied for first on the bars with a 9.900 performance, while her 38.750 score in the all-around was good for a 5th place finish. Liesel Kohler tied for fifth on the floor, scoring 9.800. Rachael Mandy lead USU gymnasts on the vault with a career-high 9.800 and Gretchen Goerlitz scored 9.800 on the floor to lead the Aggies.

"This is a great score to have on the road," said head coah Ray Corn. "I'm very excited, I saw a much improved team from last week. We looked competitive. I know this team can be very good."

USU (4-3) will stay on the road this Friday Jan. 30 to face Boise State. The Aggies will kick off their home season on Feb. 6 against Southern Utah.

*Note California Media Relations experienced some computer difficulties. No individual rankings were received. All team scores and individual rankings in this story are unofficial.



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