Husky Gym Team Wins at Utah State
March 6, 1998
LOGAN, Utah - Despite the absence of senior All-American Klara Kudilkova, the 13th-ranked Washington women's gymnastics team cruised to a win in a four-way meet at Utah State. The Huskies' 194.775 score bettered second-place Auburn (192.100), 20th-ranked Utah State (191.725) and Southern Utah (189.400) to raise Washington's record to 11-3.
Tiffany Simpson used first-place showing on bars (9.750) and floor exercise (9.900) to win the all-around title with a score of 39.250. Sophomore Lauren Riesenman was also impressive with second-place showings on beam (9.875) and floor (9.875). Kudilkova, who was named the Pac-10 gymnast of the week the past two weeks, did not compete. She hyperextended an elbow in last week's UW win vs. UCLA.
Washington will travel to 22nd-ranked Boise State for a meet Sunday afternoon.
Women's Collegiate Gymnastics
All-Around: 1. Tiffany Simpson (UW) 39.250, 2. Sarah Balogach (AUB) 39.050, 3. Stacey Newman (AUB) 38.850.
Vault: Balogach 1. (AUB) 9.875, 2. Simpson (UW) 9.800, 3. Newman (AUB) 9.775.
Bars: 1. (tie) Simpson (UW) and Sarah Wentworth (AUB) 9.750, 3. Emily Swank (US) 9.700.
Beam: 1. Krissy Richards (US) 9.900, 2. Lauren Riesenman (UW) 9.875, 3. Laurie Cannon (US) 9.850.
Floor: 1. Simpson (UW) 9.900, 2. Riesenman (UW) 9.875, 3. (tie) Lanna Apisukh (UW) and Richards (US) 9.850.