The No. 7 Oregon State gymnastics team not only knocked off No. 21 Arizona in a Pacific-10 Conference meet, the Beavers improved event scores in all four areas. Here’s the story that ran in Saturday’s GT on the meet.
There were some falls, but they didn’t count any. There were some stellar routines and overall depth to the lineup again. There had to be since the Beavers scored a season-high 196.725.
“I was glad to see they came out and really focused,” coach Tanya Chaplin said. “Having a short week, I wasn’t sure how that was going to impact them. But they did a good job.”
This was another strong effort by the Beavers with a 49.200, which is better than their average of 49.120.
OSU overcame Stephanie McGregor falling. The other five vaults were strong, led by a 9.950 from Mandi Rodriguez.
The Beavers took the lead after the first rotation. Arizona had someone fall on the bars. Check out Makayla Stambaugh hit her vault for a 9.850.
It was a smooth event overall with a 49.200, which tops the average of 48.975. Stambaugh was the leader here with a 9.875.
They maintained the lead after two rotations. Check out Rodriguez on the bars below. She had a 9.850.
This routine still gives the team trouble, but the Beavers stretched the lead as Arizona really struggled on the floor. Laura-Ann Chong had an uncharacteristic fall.
Leslie Mak still rocks with a handsfree routine due to an elbow sprain. She started back on the floor in practice. Olivia Vivan was creative starting and in the middle. Check out her 9.750 routine below.
More success came here. Check out McGregor leading it off at the top of the post with a 9.800. Becky Colvin is below with a 9.825
Melanie Jones came back with another strong routine. Stambaugh (9.950) and Rodriguez (9.950) did their usual bang-up job.