Feb. 15, 2002
Gainesville, Fla. - The Stanford women's gymnastics team tallied a team score of 195.700 to defeat Penn State (195.325) and Illinois-Chicago (194.175), but fell Florida who put up a total of 196.900 to win the SunTrust Mardi Gras Madness Quad Meet on Friday night in front of 2,473 fans.
Stanford is now 6-3 overall after taking a break from Pac-10 competition this weekend.
The Cardinal did not win an event, but picked up two second-place finishes. Kendall Beck tied for second with Florida's Orley Szmuch on the vault, each posting a 9.925. Becky Meldrum recorded a 9.900 to place fourth on the uneven bars.
Lise Leveille and Lindsay Wing led Stanford on the beam. Leveille finished second with a 9.875, while Wing posted a 9.850 to tie for third. Shelly Goldberg was the Cardinal's top finisher on the floor exercise, tying for third with a 9.875.
Katy Herbert, the only Stanford athlete to compete in the all-around, placed sixth with a 38.250 total score. Penn State's Katie Rowland won the all-around with a 39.425.
The Cardinal will return home to face rival California next Friday night in Burnham Pavilion. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Florida 196.900, Stanford 195.700, Penn State 195.325, Illinois-Chicago 194.175 Competitor Vault Bars Beam Floor AA Kendall Beck 9.925 9.775 Alissa Cooper 9.725 Mandy Delgado 9.725 9.800 9.525 Abby Gair 9.775 Shelly Goldberg 9.775 9.875 Katy Herbert 9.275 9.725 9.650 9.600 38.250 Kristin Jensen 9.775 Lise Leveille 9.800 9.875 9.825 Becky Meldrum 9.900 9.550 9.825 Marla Ranieri 9.725 Lindsay Wing 9.225 9.850 9.775 48.875 48.975 48.950 48.900 195.700