By Kamerie Gibson
San Jose State’s gymnastics team failed to defy gravity during Friday’s quad meet, coming in third behind Stanford, host UC Davis and ahead of Seattle Pacific with an overall score of 192.975.
The Cardinal, ranked No. 21, won the meet with a season-high score of 196.150 while the Aggies fell one point short at 195.150. The Falcons finished last with a team total of 190.750.
The bars team for the Spartans had a season-best score of 48.775 to open things off, which put them in second behind Stanford’s mark of 48.950. Junior Kapree Nadonza posted a 9.800 while junior Stephanie Relova and senior Kaitlin Won both had a 9.775. Additionally, two career-bests were recorded by junior Ellie Pascoe-Long (9.725) and sophomore Taylor Chan (9.700).
Backsliding from their previous score in their first rotation, SJSU scored a 46.750 on beam because of three falls. It was just enough to eek out a third place mark, finishing ahead of UC Davis.
The Aggies’ floor and vault teams managed to get the best of the Spartans, however, allowing them to finish on the top half. UC Davis outscored SJSU 49.000-48.825 on the floor and 48.750-48.625 on vault.
The Spartans return to the Event Center next Friday night for a tri-meet against Boise State and Iowa State who are both coming off wins.