Tuesday, November 24, 2009

O.U. Good Thing

What are our Aussie expats up to, eh?

Olivia Vivian and Melanie Jones have competed at the Oregon State Intrasquad exhibition meet.

Olivia performed on bars, beam(!) and floor(!) which all were quite impressive if reports are anything to go by. Freshman Mel competed vault (Tsuk-layout), bars and beam (incl. a layout to two feet). She apparently doesn't have a "completed" floor routine yet. Olivia showed a nice side somi on beam.

Good luck to the girls in the new year! Go Beavs!

(With thanks to Stoddard Reynolds and the Oregon State Athletics Department)

One day later: VIDEOS!

(featuring Mel on beam)

(featuring Olivia on bars)

Ya gotta love the team atmosphere of college gymnastics. Loud cheers, excited high-fives, all support all the time.

Not only do I cheer on our Aussies, I personally love watching Laura-Ann Chong and Mandi Rodriguez perform as well. Last year, Rodriguez went into NCAA finals ranked 2nd in the nation on floor.


Anonymous said...

That pic of Mel Jones is eleven kinds of awesome :)

Step It Up: said...

Olivia's Bars is still great that she hits almost every handstand! Something a lot of the others did not. All of the girls though seemed to catch their release moves at full stretch! And what about the stuck landing from the last girl!!