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Women's Gymnastics Team Defeats Cal
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 06/21/1999

January 23, 1999

BERKELEY, Calif. - The California women's gymnastics team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night as the seventh-ranked Stanford Cardinal put on an impressive performance to outdistance the Golden Bears, 193.775-188.350, at the Recreational Sports Facility on the Cal campus.

Stanford's combined point total was the its best of the year, as the Cardinal improved to 2-1 on the season, while the loss dropped Cal to 2-1.

Stanford led the meet wire-to wire, taking event championships on all four apparatus. Larissa Fontaine, who took event titles on vault and floor, and Jen Exaltacion, who garnered the top spot on uneven parallel bars and balance beam, led the way for Stanford as six different Cardinal posted top three event finishes.

Stanford made it a clean sweep as Katy Herbert scored 38.500 to take the individual all-around title.

Cal's top finisher was freshman Lindsay Baker. Baker, from nearby Los Altos, Calif., notched a career-best all-around score with a 37.825 to take third in the all-around competition. Leila Khoury, who also finished third in the vault, closed out the evening in fourth place all-around with a final score of 37.500. Also posting Top 3 event finishes for the Golden Bears were Helen Kenny (bars) and Emily Bails (floor).

Team Scores:

1. Stanford       193.775
2. California     188.350

All-Around:

1. Katy Herbert (SU)        38.500
2. Jen Exaltacion (SU)      38.425
3. Lindsay Baker (Cal)      37.825

Vault:

1. Larissa Fontaine (SU)     9.925
2. Jenny Wilson (SU)         9.775
3. Leila Khoury (Cal)        9.700

Uneven Bars:

1. Jennifer Exaltacion (SU)  9.800
2. Kristin Jensen (SU)       9.750
3. Helene Kenny (Cal)        9.725

Balance Beam:

1. Jen Exaltacion (SU)       9.875
2. Katy Herbert (SU)         9.825
3. Amy Murakami (SU)         9.750

Floor Exercise:

1. Larissa Fontaine (SU)     9.750
2. Tracey Kohl (SU)          9.750
3. Emily Bails (Cal)         9.725


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