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Women's Gymnastics Team Places First at NCAA Region IV Championships
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 06/21/1999

April 11, 1999

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Stanford women's gymnastics team finished first at the NCAA Regional Four Championships on Saturday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the campus of Louisiana State Univesity. With the first place finish, the Cardinal advances to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1996. On the night, Stanford scored a 194.675, which was 0.075 points higher than host LSU, which finished second with a 194.600 and will also advance to the NCAA Championships. This 1999 NCAA Women's Gymnatics Championships will take place at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah from April 22nd-24th.

For the evening, Stanford was led by sophomore Jenny Wilson, who finished tied for third in the all-around with a score of 38.975. A native of Portland, Oregon, Wilson also finished fifth in vault (9.775) and sixth in the balance beam (9.775). Ironically, Stanford's only first place finish of the night came by a freshman, Katy Herbert. A rookie from Chandler Heights, Arizona, Herbert tied for first in the balance beam with a mark of 9.875. On the beam, Herbert finished with the same score as Auburn's Sarah Wentwoth and just above teammate Jen Exaltacion, who placed third (9.850).

Final Results

Team Score: Vault Bars Beam Floor TOTAL 1. Stanford (STAN)* 48.725 48.150 48.525 49.275 194.675 2. Lousiana State (LSU)* 48.625 48.525 48.050 49.400 194.600 3. Central Michigan (CMU) 48.025 48.500 47.800 49.225 193.550 4. Ball State (BSU) 47.825 48.275 48.450 48.825 193.375 5. Auburn (AUB) 48.225 48.025 48.525 48.525 193.300 6. Kentucky (KENT) 48.875 47.800 46.425 48.725 191.825

* - Advance to NCAA Championships at Salt Lake City, Utah

Vault:
1.  Jennifer Simmons   (KENT)            9.875
2.  Krissy Hoeferlin   (KENT)            9.825
3.  Larissa Fontaine   (STAN)            9.800
    Shanyn MacEachern  (LSU)             9.800
Parallel Bars:
1.  Beth Boudreaux     (LSU)             9.850
    Shanyn MacEachern  (LSU)             9.850
3.  Abbey Burns        (LSU)             9.825
3.  Amy Murakami       (STAN)            9.825
    Marny Oestreng     (Bowling Green)   9.825
Balance Beam:
1.  Katy Herbert       (STAN)            9.875
1.  Sarah Wentworth    (AUB)             9.875
3.  Jen Exaltacion     (STAN)            9.850
 
Floor Exercise:
1.  Marny Oestreng     (Bowling Green)   9.950
2.  Shanyn MacEachern  (LSU)             9.925
    Nicole Liphardt    (CMU)             9.925
All-Around:
1.  Sarah Wentworth    (AUB)            39.150
2.  Sarah Balogach     (AUB)            39.000
3.  Nicole Bills       (CMU)            38.975
    Jenny Wilson       (STAN)           38.975      


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