Sac State gymnastics finishes third at conference championships

Clifton Jones

Sacramento State gymnastics finished the Western Athletic Conference championship meet in third place by .725 of a point behind first place with a score of 195.500. 

Senior Cayla Beutler was the only Hornet to win an individual rotation, finishing first in the balance beam with a score of 9.850.

She also did well in the other two rotations. In the bars, Beutler finished with a score of 9.700 and in the floor she was able to post 9.800. 

Sophomore Kalliah McCartney was the only all-around competitor for the Hornet and she competed well in all her rotations.  The only real blemish was during the uneven bars when she scored a 9.450. 

McCartney finished ninth overall in the all-around competition with a total score of 38.900. Her best rotation of the night came off the vault to lead the Hornets with a 9.850. 

Senior Nicole Meiller scored a solid vault rotation score with a 9.800 that tied her for second best for the Hornets. Meiller’s beam score led the Hornets with a 9.875 to nearly eclipse the 9.9. 

The Hornets now wait to see if they made the NCAA Regional as a team or with individual athletes.

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