UCLA Drops Dual Meet To Arizona, 196.725-194.625

Jan. 16, 2004

Complete Results

Tucson, Ariz. - UCLA dropped a road dual meet to Arizona Friday evening, 196.725-194.625, but gained much more than it lost, as many gymnasts made solid season debuts. Particularly impressive in her first meet of the season was hometown favorite Jamie Williams, who recorded a career-high 9.9 on beam and scored a 9.775 on floor.

Williams, who attended Sabino HS in Tucson, Ariz., started her meet with a solid 9.775 on floor, which tied for team-high honors. In UCLA's final rotation on beam, Williams recorded her first career 9.9 score, with her only deduction being a hop on her dismount.

Others scoring career-highs were Christie Tedmon on beam with a 9.9 leadoff score, Trishna Patel on floor with a 9.55 and Lori Winn on vault with a 9.9 and on bars with a 9.875.

Several first-time competitors made big impressions, including Kisha Auld, who tied for fourth with a 9.875. It was her first time in competition in five years. After sitting out last week's meet with an injury, freshman Ashley Peckett returned to all-around competition and earned a 9.875 on vault and, along with Williams, was UCLA's top scorer on floor with a 9.875. Freshman Michelle Selesky earned a 9.475 on floor exercise, and Aimee Walker, who competed exhibition bars in the season opener, competed on bars and scored a 9.775. Sophomore Jennifer Sutton, who did not compete in 2003 due to injury, scored a 9.325 on vault and then retuned in an exhibition turn to hit a solid 9.675.

Bruin veterans Yvonne Tousek and Kristen Maloney won the one event they competed on, Tousek scoring a 9.875 on bars to tie with Winn, and Maloney a 9.95 on beam.

"I was extremely pleased of the performances our student-athletes had this evening," said UCLA head coach Valorie Kondos Field. "For a number of them, the skills on every event they competed today were skills they learned in September."

UCLA will next travel to 10th-ranked Georgia for a Monday, Jan. 19 meet against the Gym Dogs.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. NCAA Regionals
Salt Lake City, UT
2nd, 196,375
Friday, Apr 15
vs. NCAA Team Semifinals
Fort Worth, TX
3rd, 196.700
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. NCAA Super Six
Fort Worth, TX
5th, 196.825