We’re getting into the play-in teams now, which means this is our first chance to see whether fatigue might be a factor in the new format. LSU should be secure here, but No. 14 Auburn’s great season didn’t erase its inconsistency. Arizona State has put up some great mid-196 scores in the last weeks and is more than capable of keeping this meet close.
Bowling Green’s Jovannah East will compete in the all around, rotating with Arizona State. Stefanie Schweikert will vault, Kathryn Doran and Jessica Ling have made it on bars, Hannah Cohen will compete beam and Gabriella Douglas has qualified on floor.
LSU will start on vault today, with George Washington on bars, Auburn on beam and Arizona State on floor.
ROTATION 1: LSU VAULT, GW BARS, AUBURN BEAM, ASU FLOOR
Hoo boy I keep forgetting that these things start RIGHT on time.
HARROLD – LSU: One and a half, the commentator thinks it was stuck, not sure I agree.
Udowitch of ASU had an OOB on the first pass.
CANNAMELA – LSU: FTY, a little bit short.
CALLIS – ASU: Double pike, little bit of a scoot on the front foot, two and a half twist gorgeous.
RIDDLE – AUB: BHS LOSO. Missed some stuff in the middle, cat leap switch side back full. 9.8
EDWARDS – LSU: Soft knees in the air, landed off and had two big steps to one side.
COHEN – GW: Full turn to Tkachev, no problem today, overshoot, DLO nice with a hop.
BELKOFF – ASU: Double pike, slide back. One and a half front lay to close.
EDNEY – LSU: One and a half, lands a little lock-legged with a step back.
GINN – ASU: Front thru double back, stumble a little into lunge. Double pike. 9.775
SYLVIA – AUB: Cat leap front aerial BHS, great, double stag switch half. Cartwheel gainer full with a hop. 9.875
K. SZAFRANSKI – ASU: Double pike, tour jete half Popa. Double back, little shift into the lunge, one and a half front lay great. 9.8
Back in the PMAC after starting her career here! That might be her last floor routine. If so, it’s a great full circle moment.
LEONARD-BAKER – ASU: Double back, one and a half front full SO clean. Tour jete half split full, double pike. 9.85
EAST – BGSU: Two and a half twist punch front. Double twist as a side pass, WHAT. I swear I’ve watched her before but I don’t remember that. I think Rudi to close. Fabulous. 9.825 🙁
LSU 49.250, AUBURN 49.250, ASU 48.875, GW 48.750
Oooookaaaaay my attention span was not ready for that. I’ll try to be less checked out for the rest of this haha.
ROTATION 2: ASU VAULT, LSU BARS, GW BEAM, AUBURN FLOOR
DURANTE – LSU: Blind to Jaeger, SHE BROKE HER PINKY A FEW DAYS AGO AND IS DOING BARS ANYWAY, FTDB stuck jk two steps. 9.85
GINN – ASU: Nice vault: FTY, touch soft on the table but stuck-ish landing. 9.8
FERRER – LSU: Jaeger, messy legs on the catch, question on the handstands. DLO nice and stuck. 9.85
COHEN – GW: Triple series good, full turn. Switch split, borderline splits, front aerial. Good dismount. 9.8
HARROLD – LSU: Zuchold, the usual, blind to Jaeger. Hop change to double front with a step.
K. SZAFRANSKI – VT: Twisting on quite hard on her full, nice in the air with a hop back. 9.75
SHEPPARD – AUB: Triple twist really nice, missed the middle, one and a half front lay is good. 9.3875
LEONARD-BAKER – ASU: FTY, lands a bit staggered but just about holds the stick. 9.825
ZONA – GW: Full turn, side aerial low and awkward but holds on. One and a half dismount great. 9.675
WILSON – ASU: Another stick, holy crap. 9.875
EDNEY – LSU: Hindorff, usual feet but good, double lay, pings off a little, step to one side. 9.9
WATSON – AUB: Double arabian, big step forward. Hangs in the air on her double back and almost overrotates in it. One and a half front lay I think. 9.8
GUTIERREZ – ASU: Y layout, pretty with a step forward.
DEAN – LSU: Ray, super wonky in the air, ok bail. Double lay with leg sep and a couple foot shifts. 9.825
BANEN – GW: Kochetkova way off, struggles to get her feet down. Cat leap switch side, BHS LOSO a little off. Cartwheel gainer full with a hop back. 9.675
EAST – BGSU: One ahd a half, big hop back.
FINNEGAN – LSU: Ray, Toe on to bail to toe shoot. DLO with a hop back. 9.9
GOBOURNE – AUB: Double back, steps to one side to avoid an OOB on her huge open double back. Foot landed on the line but not over, I don’t think. Front full front lay.
DORAN – UB: Really excited to see one of the best routines in Division II here. Blind to Jaeger, huge and pretty, great bail. Tentative handstands, full turn double back cowboyed but STUCK. Good for her!
MILLIET – AUB: Front lay to Rudi, switch ring switch half. Double pike. One and a half front lay, really clean landings. Auburn staying right in it with LSU.
CERIO – AUB: Well that sucked. She went down on her first pass and looks extremely injured. Wheeled off.
Fall for Ella Douglas on her second pass. She was standing around a LONG time.
LSU 98.575, AUBURN 98.375, ASU 97.900, GWU 97.475
Oof. Can’t think about much besides Cerio right now.
ROTATION 3: AUBURN VAULT, ASU BARS, LSU BEAM, GW FLOOR
K. SZAFRANSKI – LSU: Good Tkachev, clear hip to bail with messy legs. Blind full with leg split, double back with two steps.
KRIPPNER – AUB: Nice full, stuck. 9.825
DEAN – LSU: Full turn, side aerial BHS with knees. Front aerial, little check, good dismount. 9.775
DAY – AUB: Little leg split on the table, one and a half with a hop. 9.875
HART – ASU: Nice Jaeger to overshoot, really pretty. DLO with split legs and a little hop.
GOBOURNE – AUB: Great one and a half, one of her best. Little hop in place. 9.95
DURANTE – LSU: Front aerial, BHS LOSO, nice leaps. Side aerial back full stuck.
WATSON – AUB: One and a half, quick step back. 9.9
GLENN – AUB: One and a half twist, one knee looks like it buckled a little and took a side step but she’s okay. 9.775
KARPOVA – GW: One of my absolute faves since JO days. Ring jump 1/1, double pike, comes in a little overrotated but hangs on. Front lay front full. Really quality dancer. Whip one and a half. 9.65
LEONARD-BAKER – ASU: Maloney to bail, great, pike toe shoot. FTDB dismount with a little scoot back. 9.925
FINNEGAN – LSU: Wolf turn, BHS LOSO nice and easy, switch switch half. Side somi, side aerial back full with a hop. 9.925
ZOIS – GW: Double pike, huge and skitters back a bit. Two and a half, lands on one leg anticipating the landing, front full front half.
RAYMOND – GW: Double pike, step forward. Switch half split full, double back way short and lands on her toes. One and a half front lay.
LSU 147.900, AUBURN 147.725
HARROLD – LSU: Front double full, crazy legs and a big step, double pike coming back. One and a half twist.
WATSON – AUB: Tkachev, toe on to bail is great. FTDB, pings off a little with a scoot to one side.
GUTIERREZ – ASU: BHS LOSO good… bend check, hangs on. Rulfova great, FHS, one and a half dismount with a hop.
KRIPPNER – AUB: Maloney to bail, toe onm FTDB stuck.
CAMPBELL – LSU: Double back, hangs onto the stick, missed the middle, one and a half front lay. Good.
GOBOURNE – AUB: Tkachev to Pak, bit of leg sep and feet, FTDB with a bit of leg split and a hop back.
EDWARDS – LSU: Front 2/1, double back with her chest down. Front full front lay good, I keep missing one pass. SORRY GUYS 9.85
Olivia Zona of GW balked on her vault. Trying again.
MILLIET – AUB: Toe on to Ray, Pak lovely, giant full double back stuck.
EDNEY – LSU: Double arabian, lands awkwardly, oh don’t scare me like that. Just has to take an extra step. One and a half front lay. Double back, looked like a scoot back to me.
DAY – AUB: Toe on toe half to Jaeger, HUGE, didn’t think she’d be able to catch it. Double arabian with a step.
LING – MSU: Clear hip to Gienger to overshoot, holy WHAT, misses an arm, catches it again and keeps going, stuck FTBD dismount.
Looks like Finnegan is scratching in the 6 on floor.
CALLIS – ASU: This could be the last of her career. BHS BHS LOSO, gorgeous, full turn. Split to double stag, FHS to knees, side aerial back full with a shuffle
FINAL: LSU 197.200, AUBURN 197.025, ASU 195.425, GW 194.675
I believe ASU’s Cairo Leonard Baker becomes the first individual to guarantee qualification to nationals with her 9.925 on bars!
Live blog by Rebecca Scally
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