April 20, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. - The No. 8 California men's gymnastics team earned a fourth-place finish at NCAA Championships on Friday evening at Oklahoma's Lloyd Noble Center. The Golden Bears' 353.000 bested Stanford's 352.650 and Michigan's 351.050.
Illinois (358.850) won the NCAA title while Oklahoma (357.450) took silver and Penn State (354.800) bronze.
Multiple Bears advanced to the individual finals - Glen Ishino (pommel, high bar), Steven Lacombe (rings, vault), Dennis Mannhart (parallel bars, high bar) and Jonathan Liu (parallel bars). Those Bears will compete for NCAA titles on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. PT.
Ishino won pommel horse and finished fourth in the all-around. Mannhart was right behind him with a fifth-place finish in the all-around. Bailey took 10th.
With a 15.850, Ishino won pommel horse. Bailey finished 11th, scoring a 15.000. Mannhart was 17th (14.700) and Matthew del Junco took 21st (14.450).
Lacombe paced the Bears on vault, as well, scoring a 15.400 for fifth. Bailey tied for 19th with a 14.750. Ishino tallied a 14.700 and Mannhart earned a 14.500.
On parallel bars, it was Mannhart who led the way, finishing fifth with a 15.100. Liu tied for eighth with a 15.000. Ishino netted a 13.900 and Michael del Junco a 13.800.