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
vs. Meet the Bruins
Los Angeles, CA
-, -
Sunday, Jan 10
vs. Alabama
Los Angeles, CA
W, 196.550 - 196.300
Friday, Jan 15
at Florida
Gainesville, FL
L, 196.925 - 197.675
Saturday, Jan 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 196.800 - 196.475
Monday, Feb 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 195.175 - 196.375
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 197.100 - 197.075
Saturday, Feb 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 1:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Georgia and Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Apr 02 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Friday, Apr 15 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Fort Worth, TX