Feb. 18, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 5 California men's gymnastics team narrowly defeated No. 4 Stanford 344.900-343.600 on Saturday evening at the Cardinal's Burnham Pavilion. Also competing was a team of Japanese all-stars.
Dennis Mannhart won parallels bars with a 15.200, .500 of a point ahead of the nearest collegiate competitor.
Bailey was second in the all-around with an 87.200, just behind Chihiro Yoshioka's winning 87.400.
Floor - California 58.000, Stanford 57.300:
Donothan Bailey tied for second (15.100) with Syogo Ootsuki. Sean Senters was the next collegiate gymnast, taking fifth (14.900). Jeffrey Langenstein was eighth with a 14.600 and Dennis Mannhart took ninth thanks to his 14.500. Daniel Culpepper rounded out the Cal contributors with a 13.800.
Pommel Horse - Stanford 58.000, California 57.700:
Matthew del Junco tied Chihiro Yoshioka for third, both notching 14.800s. Donothan Bailey (14.400), Glen Ishino (14.300) and Nic Blair (14.200) finished all in the line, taking sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.
Rings - California 57.800, Stanford 56.800:
Steven Lacombe finished first amongst the Bears and fifth overall with a 14.600. Just behind him was Bailey in sixth with a 14.500 and Langenstein with a 14.400 in seventh. Mannhart tied for eighth with two Japanese all-stars, all scoring 14.300.
Vault - Stanford 58.400, California 57.000:
Bailey and Langenstein paced the Cal squad, tying for fourth with a 14.700. Culpepper was 11th (13.900), Lacombe was 13th (13.700) and Blair was 14th (13.100)
Parallel Bars - California 57.800, Stanford 57.100:
Mannhart won the event, scoring a 15.200. Cameron Foreman was the nearest collegiate gymnast, tying for sixth with a 14.700. Jim Kerry took 10th, scoring a 14.300. Bailey tallied a 14.200 for 11th and Jonathan Liu earned a 14.100 for 12th.
Horizontal Bar - California 56.600, Stanford 56.000:
The Japanese all-stars took first through fourth but Mannhart was fifth with a 14.500. Bailey tied for seventh (14.300) and Blair tied for ninth (14.100). Kerry rounded out the Bears with a 13.700 for 13th.
Next Time in the Gym:
The Bears have over a month off from official competitions with their next meet not coming until March 24. On that Saturday, the Bears will host Illinois-Chicago at the RSF Field House at 7 p.m.