No. 6 California Qualifies for NCAA Finals
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/07/2005

April 7, 2005

West Point, NY - The California men's gymnastics team advanced to the team finals of the 2005 NCAA Championships, held at the Holleder Center in West Point, N.Y. The Golden Bears' score of 221.450 was good for third place in the NCAA preliminaries, advancing them to Friday's finals.

Cal's best event came on the still rings, where the team finished with a score of 38.125. Senior Jay Yee, a 2004 NCAA finalist on the still rings, scored a season high 9.825. Sophomore Tyler Block added a 9.600, while Hiroki Yokoyama notched a career-high 9.525.

Yee had a big night on the pommel horse as well, where his score of 9.725 helped the Bears finish with a score of 37.325. Freshman Tim McNeill notched a 9.500 on the event.

Freshman Colin Christ's score of 9.500 on the high bar helped lead the Bears to an event total of 37.100. Freshman Mark Freeman finished the event with a score of 9.300.

Cal will compete in tomorrow evening's team finals, beginning at 7 p.m. EDT.