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Ducks Win Northwest Invite
Release Date: 03/07/2010
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EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon stunts and gymnastics team captured first place in their second and final home meet of the inaugural 2010 season with an overall meet score of 245.06 out of a possible 266. It was close between second and third as Portland State was the runner-up with a score of 216.88 and Cal Poly finished with a score of 215.45.

"I'm very proud of the way the team performed today," said head coach Felecia Mulkey. "It was a lot cleaner than the first meet. Lynn (Risinger) and Morgan (O'Donnell) filled in at flyer today due to injuries in practice this week and they were phenomenal. My team really regrouped and did really well."

In the National Competitive Stunts and Gymnastics Meet format, five rounds - stunts, baskets, pyramids, tumbling and team routine - were competed in with the Ducks winning four of the five rounds.

Oregon scored a 37.59 to win the stunts round with Portland State in second (33.97) and Cal Poly in third (32.93). Cal Poly dropped it's third heat stunt which cost them in the final tally.

Portland State was victorious in the baskets round with a 37.88, using a 9.45 compulsory round to help propel them to victory. Oregon, after losing a point do to a fall, finished with a 37.65 in the event and Cal Poly placed third with a 35.39. The Ducks actually outscored Portland State 9.50 to 9.48 in the optional round but couldn't make up for a 9.15 compulsory round.

Oregon rebounded in the pyramid round with a 37.14, easily clinching the event. Cal Poly was second with a 35.39 and Portland was third with a 34.71.

After halftime, the Ducks came out strong with a 38.29 tumbling round score. Oregon was judged at least a 9.29 in the six optional heats and recorded a 9.22 compulsory score. Tori Mayard's 10.08 in the third solo heat led the way and was the highest tumbling score of all three teams on Sunday night.

Heading into the team routine event, Oregon had a big lead but second place and third place had just a .19 difference in score as Cal Poly had a 140.79 going into the team routine and Portland State had a 140.98.

Portland State would hold on to second with a 75.90 in the team routine and Cal Poly would take third after a 74.67. Even with a sizable lead, Oregon posted a nearly perfect 94.40 in the team routine.

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