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Women's Gymnastics Conquers Arizona in Season Home Opener
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 01/21/2000

Jan. 21, 2000

The Stanford women's gymnastics team defeated Arizona 194.275-191.275 in the Cardinal's season home opener. The Cardinal posted their first conference win of the season, and now stand at 3-1, 1-1 in the Pac-10.

The Cardinal took individual titles in every event except the all-around. Senior Larissa Fontaine turned in the top performance on the vault with a score of 9.925, which ties the fourth-highest school record, already held by Fontaine. Fontaine also took the floor exercise with a score of 9.85. Freshman phenom Abby Gair shared the title on the uneven bars with Nikki Beyschau of Arizona with a score of 9.9. Gair was the top finisher for the Cardinal in the all-around competition as well, placing second with a score of 38.8. Freshman Kelsey Stillinger also continued her stellar performance for the Cardinal, taking first place on the balance beam with a score of 9.875. Stillinger tied for second place on the vault with senior Jen Exaltacion with scores of 9.65. Exaltacion also placed second on the floor with a score of 9.85, and third in the all-around with a score of 38.65.

The Cardinal will remain at home to host Pac-10 foe Washington on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Maples Pavilion.

Stanford Results
Competitor        Vault  Bars   Beam  Floor  All-Around
Jen Exaltacion    9.650  9.850  9.350  9.8    38.650
Kristin Jensen           9.75          9.7
Alissa Cooper     9.625  9.85
Abby Gair         9.45   9.9    9.725  9.725  38.8
Katy Herbert      9.525  9.725  9.4    9.5    38.2
Sarah Harding            9.85          9.35
Becky Meldrum                   9.725
Kelsey Stillinger 9.65          9.875
Larissa Fontaine  9.925         9.275  9.85
Team Totals      48.375  49.2  48.075 48.625

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