DAVIS, Calif. - Freshman Kelley Hebert tied the school floor exercise record for the second time in as many home meets, while winning the individual all-around at 39.275, leading UC Davis in its women's gymnastics home finale. The Aggies scored a 194.925 overall, while visiting California posted a 196.375.UC Davis moves to 10-8 in dual competition. The Golden Bears, ranked 20th nationally in regional-qualifying score, improves to 12-4. Hebert notched a 9.950 in her team's penultimate routine of the meet, matching the score she posted in the March 2 home dual with Air Force. The human development major from Dublin, California, remains in a five-way tie atop the all-time Aggie floor leaderboard, along with Stephanie Stamates (2015), Tiffany Chan (2004), Poppy Major (2001) and Flora Bare (2001). Stamates and Chan were in attendance at Sunday's meet to help recognize UC Davis seniors Amanda Presswood and Alexis Brown. Hebert led a 1-2 Aggie exacta on both floor and all-around. Brown finished second on floor with a 9.875 effort, while fellow freshman Kyla Kessler placed second in the all-around with a 39.075 total. UC Davis opened with a 48.900 on vault, thanks to a team-best 9.825 from Hebert and scores of 9.800 from each of Kessler and Brown. However, the Aggies managed just a 48.475 on uneven bars in the second rotation, then counted a fall en route to a 48.400 on balance beam in the third. A 9.775 from freshman Gabby Landess highlighted the UC Davis bars rotation, while Hebert's 9.825 and Aya Suzuki's 9.800 lead the beam squad. Still, a strong floor rotation to close the meet brought UC Davis back to nearly a 195-point total. Presswood went 9.775 in her final routine at the Pavilion. Junior Kara Jones followed with a 9.750, Kessler notched a 9.800, then junior Yasmine Yektaparast turned in a 9.725. Finally, Hebert's 9.950 and Brown's 9.875 closed out the rotation. UC Davis has two more meets to build its RQS, both on the road. The team travels to Sacramento State for a quad meet with Oregon State and Arizona State on Friday, then heads to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship meet at Air Force on March 24. TEAM SCORES - 1. California, 196.375; 2. UC Davis, 194.925. VAULT - 1. Arianna Robinson, Cal, 9.925; 2. Kyana George, Cal, 9.900; 3. Syvlia Seilnacht, Cal, 9.850. UNEVEN BARS - 1. Nina Schank, Cal, 9.900; 2. Emi Watterson, Cal, 9.850; 3 (tie). Alma Kuc, Cal; Kyana George, Cal, 9.825. BALANCE BEAM - 1. Alicia Gallarzo, Cal, 9.900; 2. Sofie Seilnacht, Cal, 9.875; 3. Chelsea Shu, Cal, 9.850. FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Kelley Hebert, UC Davis, 9.950; 2. Alexis Brown, UC Davis, 9.875; 3. Sylvie Seilnacht, 9.825. ALL-AROUND - 1. Kelley Hebert, UC Davis, 39.275; 2. Kyla Kessler, UC Davis, 39.075; 3. Alexis Brown, UC Davis, 38.050.
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