No. 7 Beavers Post Season-High, Scorch Sun Devils 196.950-194.800

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No. 7 Beavers Post Season-High, Scorch Sun Devils 196.950-194.800

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Feb. 6, 2011

Complete Results

TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 7 Oregon State gymnastics team was super on Super Bowl Sunday posting a season-high score of 196.950 as the Beavers cruised past Arizona State by more than two points. Junior Leslie Mak scored 39.40 and freshman Brittany Harris scored a career-best 39.375 to finish first and second in the all-around in OSU's triumph.

"I'm really happy with today's performance," head coach Tanya Chaplin said. "With all of the lineup changes we've had in recent weeks, and even today, and dealing with an unusual start time, they really focused in and everyone did their jobs well. This is just a great indication of what this team is capable."

Beginning the meet on the uneven bars, Stephanie McGregor opened the scoring for the Beavers with a 9.825 which was quickly matched with an identical score by Harris. Jen Kesler followed with a another stuck landing, making it three in a row for the Beavers, and a score of 9.85. Following a fall by Makayla Stambaugh, Leslie Mak came back with a beautiful routine to regain the momentum with a score of 9.85. Olivia Vivian anchored the lineup with a strong routine and a 9.875.

Moving to the vault, McGregor once again led off taking a step on the landing to score 9.775. Mak followed with a stuck vault and a 9.80 and Stambaugh and Kelsi Blalock tacked on matching scores of 9.85. Becky Colvin nailed her vault to score 9.90 to win the event title and Harris finished things for the Beavers with a career-high 9.875. In all, the OSU vaulters posted a season-high team score of 49.275, to lead at the midway point 98.500-97.100.

The Beavers continued to pour it on with a solid floor set netting a team score of 49.075. McGregor led off for OSU with a 9.70 followed by another career-high for Harris with a 9.775. Blalock tallied a career-best of her own with a 9.825 and Vivian added a 9.80 and Mak a 9.825. Stambaugh, who returned to the floor lineup after sitting out the last two meets dealing with a back injury, performed a solid routine and earned a team-high 9.85.

Melanie Jones led things off on the balance beam for the Beavers with a career-best 9.85 followed by a career-high for Blalock. Harris navigated through a beautiful routine to score a personal-best of 9.90. Kesler and Vivian came next with scores of 9.85 and 9.775 respectively. Mak performed a brilliant routine and the No. 1-ranked beam worker in the nation tied her career-high of 9.925.

The Beavers will have a short week in Corvallis as they'll travel again to compete in the IGI Chicago Style Invitational against Pac-10 rivals UCLA and Stanford.

Notes: Oregon State freshman Britney Ranzy, who anchored the vault and floor lineups last week, was unavailable for the Beavers Sunday and traveled home to Virginia this weekend due to a family emergency ... Sunday's 196.950 is the fifth-highest road score in OSU history ... Only two teams (Florida and Stanford) have posted higher scores than 196.950 this season.

Team Scores: No. 7 Oregon State 196.950; Arizona State 194.800.
1. Leslie Mak (OSU) 39.400; 2. Brittany Harris (OSU) 39.375 3. Beate Jones (ASU) 39.050.
Vault (49.275): 1. Becky Colvin (OSU) 9.900; 2. Brittany Harris (OSU) 9.875; t3. Kelsi Blalock (OSU), Makayla Stambaugh (OSU), Mary Atkinson (ASU) 9.850. Other OSU Scores: Leslie Mak 9.800; Stephanie McGregor 9.775 (Exhibition - Leilani Alferos 9.725).
Uneven Bars (49.225): t1. Olivia Vivian (OSU), Mary Atkinson (ASU) 9.875; t3. Leslie Mak (OSU), Jen Kesler 9.850. Other OSU Scores: Brittany Harris 9.825; Stephanie McGregor 9.825; Makayla Stambaugh 9.325 (Exhibition - Hannah Casey 9.725).
Balance Beam (49.375): 1. Leslie Mak (OSU) 9.925; 2. Brittany Harris (OSU) 9.900; 3. Samantha Seaman (ASU) 9.875. Other OSU Scores: Jen Kesler 9.850; Kelsi Blalock 9.850; Melanie Jones 9.850; Olivia Vivian 9.775 (Exhibition - Makayla Stambaugh 9.450).
Floor Exercise (49.075): 1. Madison Snowden (ASU) 9.925; 2. Nicole Johnson (ASU) 9.875; 3. Makayla Stambaugh (OSU) 9.850. Other OSU Scores: Leslie Mak 9.825; Kelsi Blalock 9.825; Olivia Vivian 9.800; Brittany Harris 9.775; Stephanie McGregor 9.700 (Exhibition - Becky Colvin 9.750).

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