Utah State at Southern Utah
|Full Results||Southern Utah: 197.300||Utah State:195.975|
|FX: McClain, Nipp
The Big Storyline: Southern Utah earned its highest team total in program history with a 197.300. This is the Thunderbirds first score over 197.000 this season, and it came during an emotional senior night for the team. Molly Jozwiakowski hit her new tucked Tsuk 1.5 to help lead the team to tie its program record on its lowest ranked event. The quick start jolted a historic night as they tied the third highest program score on bars and beam. Hannah Nipp also contributed her best career scores on senior night. Utah State had a solid showing resulting in its best score at Cedar City. The team had a season high on floor, despite some unexpected lineup absences throughout the meet. Autumn Deharde returned to the vault lineup for the first time this season.
Implications: Southern Utah’s score is not far away from the top teams in the country this week. In fact, it came in higher than Utah’s Friday-night score. The Thunderbirds have an opportunity to pull off an upset at regionals if they can stay consistent on all four events when it counts. Vault has been holding them back throughout the start of the season, but they seemed to have figured it out. MRGC is the conference to watch for the next few years as its competitiveness with the rest of the country continues to rise.
Records: Southern Utah had its highest team total in program history with a 197.300. Hannah Nipp had a career high on bars with a 9.925. Aubri Schwartze had a career high 9.900 on beam. Utah State scored its highest program score in Cedar City. The Aggies’ 49.227 on beam is seventh in school history. DeHarde captured her own record by winning her 15th beam event title.
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