OSU gymnasts win their first tri-meet of the season

Hannah Lull, Print Contributor

Oregon State University Women’s Gymnastics held their first meet of the 2021-22 season, competing against University of Washington and San Jose State University on Jan. 15 at Gill Coliseum. The Beavers started their season with a win of 195.550, followed by UW scoring 194.000 and SJSU scoring 192.725.

OSU started off strong on vault, putting them in first place with 49 points. Karlie Chavez, Sydney Gonzales, Lauren Letzsch, Kaitlyn Yanish, Madi Dagen, and Jade Carey competed for their team with Kaitlin Garcia competing in an exhibition routine. Carey placed first on vault with a score of 9.900, UW’s Amara Cunningham placed second with 9.850, and Yanish placed third with 9.825. 

Collete Yamaoka started first on uneven parallel bars. She was followed by Carley Beeman, Dagen, Kayla Bird, Phoebe Jakubczyk, and Carey. Jenna Domingo competed in an exhibition routine. UW took the lead in points and had two gymnasts, Skylar Killough-Wilhelm and Deiah Moody take second and third place. SJSU’s Emma Milne also tied for third and Carey took first with a score of 9.950. 

The Beavers competed on beam next with Ariana Young starting the team off. Letzsch, Domingo, Gonzales, Dagen, and Carey competed with Jakubczyk in exhibition. Domingo scored a personal best on beam with 9.900, scoring first place alongside Carey and UW’s Killough-Wilhelm. SJSU’s Milne and Lauren Macpherson take second and third place. 

The Beavers took back their first-place standing with a score of 146.275, followed by UW’s 145.125, and SJSU’s 144.05. All three teams head into their last event with OSU on floor. 

Gonzales, Bird, Letzsch, Yanish, Dagen, Carey, and Natalie Briones in exhibition all competed on floor. They performed well with their routines giving Carey first place with 9.900, Yanish second place with 9.875, and Bird, Dagen, and UW’s Cunningham tieing for third place. 

All-around winners were Carey with 39.95 points, UW’s Killough-Wilhelm with 39.175 points, and Dagen with 38.975 points. Overall, Oregon State won the meet with 195.550 with Washington taking second and San Jose taking third. 

The Beavers are set to compete again next Sunday at home on Jan. 23 at 2:00 p.m. in Gill Coliseum against University of California Los Angeles.

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