Feb. 15, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After a strong start, Utah State gymnastics suffered a few too many falls in the second half of competition to finish in second-place at a tri-meet against San Jose State in Western Athletic Conference competition and Brown University.
The Aggies recorded a 48.825 on vault, 48.625 on bars, 48.075 on beam and 47.700 on floor for their second-place total of 193.225. The Spartans notched a 48.550 on vault, 47.975 on bars, 48.925 on beam and 49.100 on floor for their winning total of 194.550. The Bears earned an overall score of 189.900 after a 48.100 on vault, 46.825 on bars, 47.325 on beam and 47.625 on floor to finish third.
Two Aggies competed in the all-around Friday, with junior Paige Jones finishing third with a 38.475 and sophomore Sarah Landes finishing fourth with a 38.225. SJSU's Bekah Gher took the second-place spot with a 38.800, while Cassandra Harrison took the title with a 39.200. Brown's Michelle Shnayder finished fifth with a total of 37.200.
Landes was the vault winner with a career-best 9.875, while freshman Kinzey Martinez tied for second with her 9.825. Martinez took home her fourth event title in as many meets with a win on vault after a career-high 9.875. Freshman Stefanie Daley tied for the beam title with a 9.850 and Jones finished second on floor with a 9.825.
Utah State started the meet on bars where senior Amelia Montoya led the way with a 9.650, followed by Sanzotti who notched a 9.475. Landes landed a 9.700, while Jones hit a 9.750 and Martinez earned a career-best 9.875. Freshman Michelle Yasukochi finished up bars with a 9.650, giving the team a total score of 48.625, matching their season-best.
After the first rotation, Utah State was in lead with San Jose State close behind with a total score of 48.550 on vault. Brown notched a 47.325 on beam, in third on the first events.
Moving to beam, Sanzotti got the Aggies started with a 9.650, followed by Jones with a 9.125. Making their first appearances on beam this season, Yasukochi and Martinez were next, each notching a 9.725. Landes took a fall, earning a 9.125, while freshman Stefanie Daley stuck a 9.850 to end the rotation.
Utah State notched a total of 48.075 on beam, giving them a total of 96.700 at the mid-point of the meet. SJSU had a 47.975 on bars and Brown had a 47.525 on floor, letting the Aggies keep their lead.
On floor for the third rotation, freshman Destiny Ezell got things started with a 9.675. Sophomore Susie Miller notched a 9.650, while Sanzotti hit an 8.925 after a fall. Jones got things back on track, matching her season-high with a 9.825. Landes earned a 9.525 and junior Christina Nye gave her first floor performance of the year with an 8.700.
With one rotation to go, San Jose State pulled ahead after earning 48.925 on floor for a total of 145.450. With a tough floor rotation, the Aggies notched 47.700 for a total of 144.400. Brown remained in third-place with 48.100 on vault for a total of 142.950.
On vault for the final rotation, Miller led-off with a 9.575. Ezell followed her with a career-high 9.750, while Yasukochi notched a 9.600. Landes was next, also setting a new career-best with a 9.875. Jones followed with a 9.775, while Martinez wrapped up the meet with a 9.825.
The Aggies continue their road swing with a tri-meet in Denver on Feb. 23, where they will take on DU and Rutgers. The team will then head back to California for a WAC meet at Sacramento State on March 1.
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