March 7, 2003
A pair of 10's came up aces for Oklahoma's women's gymnastics team, Friday, night at the Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners scored a school record 197.525 points to easily dispatch Centenary (189.850) and Texas Women's University (189.650).
Oklahoma entered the meet ranked No. 15 in the nation. The Sooners improved to 8-6 in winning their fifth consecutive meet. It was the 10th straight home win for OU.
Allison Landis scored the first 10 in school history on the uneven parallel bars, then senior captain Patricia Aoki, competing in her final home meet, posted a 10 on the floor, also an OU first. It was the first career 10 for both gymnasts.
"We didn't miss a lick tonight," said head coach Steve Nunno. "I knew our team was on. We're healthy, our lineup is set and we're just very fluid. It was a special night."
And the 10's set the pace.
"Allison has impeccable form and the only thing the judges could look for was angles," Nunno said. "She was great with those too then she stuck the dismount.
"Patricia was set up when Meredith Fricke had a 9.95 right in front of her. There was nowhere to go with the routine Patricia did. Her opening pass is an elite skill and she just stuck that cold. She put a cherry on top at the end and it was just a great night for someone who really deserved it."
Aoki won the all around with a score of 39.650. Centenary's Kael Meinert was second at 39.650 and Texas Women's University's Luci Romberg was next at 376.425.
Aoki also won the vault at 9.950. Landis was best on the beam with a school record mark of 9.925.