March 23, 2013
WASHINGTON AT PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, March 23 | Corvallis, Ore.
CORVALLIS, Ore. -In session one of the Pac-12 Championships at Oregon State on Saturday afternoon, the GymDawgs, seeded second out of four teams in the session, came out on top with a 195.875.
Arizona placed second with a 195.525 followed by Cal (195.075) and Arizona State (193.425), respectively.
Oregon State won the meet with a 197.850 in session two. UCLA finished second with a 197.375 followed by Utah, 197.075 and Stanford with a 196.625.
Senior Lauren Rogers(Plains, Pa.) tied with Aubree Cristello from Arizona in the session for the all-around lead with a 39.425. It was a new career-high for Rogers. Rogers set a new career-high on beam with a 9.850 and scored on 9.850 on vault and bars and a 9.875 on floor.
Fellow senior Paige Bixler(Rowlett, Texas) set a season-high of 9.900 to win the beam in the session and place third overall in the meet.
Junior Aliza Vaccher(Eugene, Ore.) had a season-high in the all-around of 39.225, just short of her career-best of 39.250. She posted a 9.800 on beam, a 9.825 on vault and a 9.850 on floor.
Washington started on bars with a 48.850. It wasn't the start the Huskies had hoped for but Rogers anchored the event to give the UW some momentum moving to beam.
Cal led the session after the first rotation.
With a score of 49.175 on beam, it was the best team score of the season for the Huskies on the event as they fought back to tie Cal after two rotations. Arizona was just .025 behind in second.
Freshman Allison Northey(Sammamish, Wash.) tied her career-high of 9.850 on beam.
The Huskies also scored a 49.175 on floor, led by Rogers and Bixler with scores of 9.875. Washington took a huge lead after three rotations with a 147.200 to a 146.450 for Arizona and a 146.175 for Cal.
Heading to vault with the lead, the Huskies struggled with the first two vaults and then had a terrible injury. Senior Megan Whitney(Mesa, Ariz.) hit the front of the vault board wrong and sustained a serious leg injury, ending her gymnastics career.
Vaccher and Rogers scored big in the fourth and six spots in the rotation putting the UW just ahead of Arizona in the final results. Arizona ended on beam with a 49.075.