Feb. 8, 2004
Los Angeles, Calif. - The third-ranked UCLA gymnastics team scored a team and national season-high 197.975 to defeat seventh-ranked Stanford, which scored 196.425. Senior Jeanette Antolin (Huntington Beach, Calif.) won the all-around with a 39.725 and placed first on vault (9.975) and floor (9.95).
UCLA used one of its best vaulting performances ever to establish an early lead that it would not relinquish. The Bruins' last five vaulters each scored 9.875 or higher to total 49.675, the second-highest vault score in school history. Freshman Lori Winn's 9.875 was UCLA's lowest counting vault. Ashley Peckett and Kristen Maloney scored career-bests 9.925 and 9.95, respectively. Kate Richardson also scored 9.95, and Antolin was just short of perfection, earning a 9.975. Stanford was solid on bars with a 49.225, led by Caroline Fluhrer's meet-winning 9.95, but trailed by 0.45 after one rotation.
In rotation two, UCLA scored a 49.45 to increase its lead. Maloney and Yvonne Tousek scored 9.925 to lead the Bruins, and Winn contributed a career-high tying 9.875. Stanford earned a season-high 49.325 on vault, led by Glyn Sweets and Natalie Foley, who each scored 9.925.
UCLA showed why it was the top-ranked team in the nation on the balance beam, scoring a 49.5. Winn led off the set with a 9.8, and four others added scores of 9.85 or higher - Maloney with a 9.925, Antolin with a 9.95 that earned a 10.0 from one judge, Tousek with a 9.85 and Richardson with a 9.975. Stanford held its ground on floor with a 49.375. The Cardinal's final three competitors, Foley, Lise Leveille and Jessica Louie, each scored a 9.9.
The Bruins sealed the win on the floor exercise, scoring a 49.35, while Stanford struggled on beam, earning a 48.5. Each Bruin competitor scored 9.8 or higher, including first-place finisher Antolin (9.95) and runner-up Tousek (9.9).
Antolin won her third all-around title of the season. Richardson was second with a 39.625, and Winn placed fourth with a career-high 39.425. Stanford's Foley placed third with a 39.55.
The Bruins next face California on Friday, Feb. 13 at Berkeley.