Junior Wesley Haagensen led the Illini charge, setting one career high (Floor, 9.600) and a total of six season highs en route to finishing second in the all-around with a season-high 55.350, .600 of a point off first-place Jonathan Horton of Oklahoma.
Feb. 25, 2007
Wrapping up the California meet in style, Illinois gymnasts registered a total of 17 season highs, charted six career highs and tied another, and finished the Classic with a combined 11 top-10 finishes.
Haagensen, in addition to his career high on floor and season-best in the all-around, posted highs on the pommel (8.900), rings (9.400), vault (9.100) and high bar (9.400). In all, the
Junior Tyler Yamauchi did not walk away empty handed either, chipping in career-high marks on both the rings (9.750) and vault (9.250). The effort landed the Sugarland,
Freshman Chad Wiest, who has continued to own the freshman spotlight, tallied a season high on the parallel bars (8.700) and high bar (8.550), picking up a tied for 16th- and 26th-place finish, respectively.
Having a career night of his own, junior Chris Silcox, a native of
Wrapping up the Illini superlatives at the Classic, junior Michael Boyer set a season high on vault (8.450), sophomore Tyler Williamson notched a career-tying 8.550 on floor, freshman Luke Stannard posted a season-high 8.800 on pommel horse to finish fifth and freshman Andres Saavedra tied for 20th with a 8.700 on vault.