BERKELY, Calif. -- After suffering a tough road loss to Illinois two weeks ago, the top-ranked Oklahoma men's gymnastics team got right back to business by taking down No. 7 California and No. 5 Stanford at Sunday's tri-meet in Berkeley, Calif.
The Sooners (8-1, 3-0 MPSF) boasted a 351.600 total to top California's 349.400 and Stanford's 343.700. OU posted the night's top team scores on floor and rings while junior Jake Dalton won the floor exercise title with a 15.600.
Oklahoma began the meet on parallel bars, where freshman Danny Berardini's career-high 14.300 led the Sooners to a team score of 56.700.
Freshman Dylan Akers notched a career-best 14.600 on high bar, helping OU score 58.500, its best high bar score this season.
The Sooners had a strong showing on floor behind Dalton's meet-leading 15.600 and freshman Alec Robin's 14.800, scoring a 59.500.The top five floor scores of the meet all came from OU gymnasts.
Oklahoma had its best performance on pommel horse this season with a 57.500. Freshman Jacoby Rubin and Akers each recorded career bests with a 14.800 and 14.600, respectively.
Three Sooners scored over a 15.000 on rings to score a 60.300. Dalton and junior Chris Stehl both earned a 15.200 while freshman Michael Squires scored a career-high 15.000.
OU concluded the meet by scoring a 59.100 on vault behind sophomore Raymond White's 14.900 and junior Presten Ellsworth's and Robin's season highs of 14.800 each.
Oklahoma competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) for men's gymnastics, a hybrid conference that also features Air Force, California and Stanford, making the Sooners win over the pair of west coast schools even more important.
After competing in four-straight road meets to start the season, Oklahoma will host its first home meet of the 2012 season against Iowa on Feb. 25 at the newly-renovated McCasland Field House.
The home opener has been marked as Student Night, where the first 100 OU students will receive a free OU t-shirt. Fifty-cent hot dogs and cokes will also be available for all fans in attendance.
Tickets can be purchased online at SoonerSports.com or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 456-GoOU. For more information on OU men's gymnastics, visit www.SoonerSports.com.