With RQS starting yesterday, this weekend’s meets held more importance than in the earlier part of the season. Those with lower marks looked to score big to be able to drop those duds and those with high marks looked to remain consistent. Many teams also held pink meets to bring awareness to breast and other forms of cancer while others celebrated their seniors in the final home meets of the season. Catch up on everything you missed and relive the things you didn’t. We’ve also got event winners, links to full results and more!
No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 10 Georgia: Full Results
OU: 197.375 | UGA: 196.750
VT: Jackson 9.95 | UB: Wofford 9.95 | BB: Capps 9.95 | FX: Jay, Marino, Box 9.95 | AA: Jay 39.550It was the same old story for Georgia: a close meet between two top teams for the first half but beam falls took the Gymdogs out of the running before things could get interesting. Both Brittany Rogers and Vivi Babalis fell on beam for Georgia, making what was shaping up to be an exciting competition down the stretch one that was much less thrilling. The Sooners sped away with yet another win on their season, posting a solid road 197.375. Ali Jackson won vault with a 9.95 for her Yurchenko one and a half with just a small hop. No. 1 bar worker in the country McKenzie Wofford nailed another set for a 9.95. And Chayse Capps did her thing on beam for yet another 9.95. Floor wasn’t as great as usual for Oklahoma, but was still plenty to pick up the win over Georgia. Despite failing to upset a third team in as many weeks, the Gymdogs did have
No. 2 Florida at No. 19 Missouri: Full Results
UF: 197.750 | Missouri: 196.650
VT: Sloan 9.925 | UB: Caquatto 9.95 | BB: McMurtry 9.95 | FX: Sloan 9.975 | AA: Baker 39.575
Florida needed a big road score to help its case when RQS comes out Monday. And it got just that with a 197.750 at Missouri, allowing the team to drop the mid-196 it scored at Georgia earlier in the season. Despite losing, Missouri also had a great meet, posting a huge 196.650, which included career-highs form half of its routines — an impressive feat considering over half of its routines were performed by underclassmen. The mark was the program’s highest since 2010. Bridget Sloan was on her way to a great finish, posting two 9.925s and a 9.975 in her first three routines but had a fall on beam in the last rotation. That mistake did leave room for Kennedy Baker to win the all around with a 39.575. Alex McMurtry also added a 9.95 on beam, her fifth 9.9+ on the event this season in seven meets. In fact, the sophomore only has seven scores below 9.9 out of her 21 total routines in 2016.
No. 3 Michigan, No. 44 UC-Davis at No. 23 Southern Utah: Full Results
SUU: 196.300 | UM: 195.750 | UCD: 194.025
VT: Karas 9.9 | UB: Sheppard, Artz 9.875 | BB: Trejo, Marinez, Nogaki 9.875 | FX: Brownsell 9.95 | AA: Brown 39.225With by far its lowest score of the season, Michigan was upset by Southern Utah on the Thunderbird’s senior night after having a dismal showing on beam, counting a 9.35, 9.6 and 9.625 to tally only a 48.25. And although the Wolverines had solid 49s on the remaining three events, SUU’s consistency across the board and 49.45 on floor to close out the meet was too much for Michigan. The Thunderbird’s ended the night with a 9.95 from Virginia Brownsell. Natalie Trejo and Stacie Webb also added 9.9s to the mix, and the team finished with a season-high 196.300, finally breaking the 196 barrier for the
No. 4 Alabama, No. 54 Cornell, No. 13 Denver at No. 28 Penn State: Full Results
Bama: 197.300 | DU: 196.350 | PSU: 195.100 | Cornell: 191.000
VT: Brannan, McGee 9.875 | UB: Winston, Brannan 9.975 | BB: Medvitz 9.9 | FX: Beers 9.925 | AA: Brannan 39.525In yet another week of exploring depth and resting the regulars, Alabama still pulled out a win in the Penn State quad meet. You can’t say the Crimson Tide doesn’t have some of the most productive depth in the NCAA. Bars was the highlight for the team. Both Ari Guerra and Amanda Jetter had 9.9s while Mackenzie Brannan and Kiana Winston had near-perfect 9.975s. Lauren Beers had a 9.925 for her floor routine performed in front of many friends and family as the senior is originally from Pennsylvania. Brannan took the all around title with a 39.525. Denver finished second at the competition, backed by Nina McGee. However, McGee didn’t have her best meet, stepping out of bounds on floor and only scoring a 9.625. The effort was still good enough for a solid-196 road score for the Pioneers, though. Kiera Brown and Penn State finished
No. 5 Utah at No. 12 Stanford: Full Results
Utah: 197.150 | Stanford: 195.875
VT: Price 9.925 | UB: Hong 9.875 | BB: Stover 9.975 | FX: Price 9.925 | AA: Hughes 39.4In Stanford’s last home meet of the year, the Cardinal did not take full advantage of the opportunity to post a big score to help come RQS time. Utah took advantage of some Stanford slipups, posting a strong 197 on the road for the win. Maddy Stover capped off the night for the Utes with a 9.975 on beam. Kailah Delaney also had a 9.9 earlier in the rotation and Breanna Hughes had a pair of 9.9s on vault and floor. Sam Partyka added a matching score on floor to the mix as well. Stanford’s Elizabeth Price threw her double-twisting Yurchenko for the first time in college and was rewarded for it with a 9.925. In the next rotation she just barely missed her release and fell
No. 8 Auburn at No. 6 LSU: Full Results
LSU: 197.825 | Aub: 197.45
VT: Gnat 9.975 | UB: Hambrick 9.925 | BB: Hambrick 9.9 | FX: Gnat 10.0 | AA:Hambrick 39.625It started off average, but with home floor on its side LSU finished with a huge 197.825, annihilating its previous season-high and coming back nicely from an upset at Georgia last week. Ashleigh Gnat was the obvious MVP for the Tigers despite not doing the all around. The junior scored a 9.975 on vault, 9.9 on beam and earned her first perfect 10 of her career on floor. Not to be overshadowed, Myia Hambrick won the all around with a 39.625, which included three 9.9s and a 9.925 on bars. Auburn had a great effort as well, posting a 197+ on the road for its highest road score in program history. Caitlin Atkinson had an off-night on bars, falling on her release, but bounced back with a 9.9 on vault, 9.875 on beam and 9.925 on floor. The Tigers from Auburn entered the last rotation just three tenths behind LSU, and although the team hit six-for-six on beam, LSU on floor was too much to overtake.
No. 7 UCLA at No. 30 Washington: Full Results
UCLA: 196.675 | UW: 196.450
VT: Bynum 9.875 | UB: DeJesus 9.925 | BB: Francis 9.925 | FX: Cipra, Bynum 9.95 | AA: Goings 39.375It was a closer meet than UCLA was comfortable with. In the Bruins’ last away meet of the regular season, the team needed to put up something huge to pad its RQS. It’ll still be able to drop its low-195 from its meet at Cal, but it wasn’t the knock-out-drag-out performance it was looking for. Washington kept it close. Leading after each of the first two rotations before UCLA retook the lead, first by one tenth after the third event and then finally for the win, beating the Gym Dawgs by .225. Kaitlyn Ohashi, Hallie Mossett and Pua Hall were still out of the lineups as well as Peng-Peng Lee who was nursing a sore knee. Danusia Francis competed in the all around for the second time in her career, but didn’t do nearly as well as the first time out, stepping out of bound on floor and having a substandard vault.
No. 26 Ohio State at No. 9 Boise State: Full Results
Boise: 196.300 | OSU: 194.675
VT: Harrison 9.85 | UB: Jacobsen 9.975 | BB: Remme 9.85 | FX: Krentz, Collantes 9.925 | AA: Harrison 39.175Backed by a stellar bar rotation, Boise State put up yet another solid 196 in its first home meet of the season to continue its surprise start to the 2016 season. The team was helped out by many different gymnasts rather than just one or two. Krystine Jacobsen scored a 9.975 on the event while Diana Mejia had a 9.925 and Ann Stockwell added a 9.9 to the rotation. On floor Sandra Collantes and Maddie Krentz each posted 9.925s to bring the Broncos’ total to 196.300. Ohio State had some trouble on floor, but otherwise had a respectable away performance to add to its RQS total. Boise State definitely kept itself in the conversation for a nationals spot for at least another week. While other teams are having high highs as well as low lows, the Broncos have remained consistent throughout.
No. 11 Arkansas at No. 39 Maryland: Full Results
Ark: 196.150 | UMD: 194.425
VT: Wellick 9.9 | UB: Epperson 9.8 | BB: Wellick 9.875 | FX: Tang 9.875 | AA: Wellick 39.375Scoring was tight at Maryland’s annual state pride meet. Folks in attendance felt scores were a bit low for Arkansas in particular and shade was thrown during the awards ceremony. However, it still worked out in the Razorbacks’ favor as they took home the win with a relatively low 196.150. There were no scores higher than 9.8 on bars from either team, but Arkansas picked up the slack on the other events. Amanda Wellick in particular produced big scores, scoring yet another 9.9 on vault for her excellent Yurchenko full. She also earned a 9.875 on beam and won the all around with a 39.375.
No. 14 Nebraska, No. 38 N.C. State, No. 71 UW-LaCrosse at No. 33 Iowa State: Full Results
NCSU: 195.450 | Neb: 195.350 | ISU: 194.900 | UW-L: 192.900
VT: Blanske 9.875 | UB: Blanske 9.875 | BB: Young 9.9 | FX: Watkins 9.925 | AA: Blanske 39.475
Nebraska just can’t seem to get it together. The Huskers struggled again early, counting a miss on beam and floor and only managing to put up five gymnasts on floor and vault after Jennie Laeng was injured on bars and couldn’t finish her routine. N.C. State swooped in to take advantage of Nebraska’s mistakes, claiming the win for the meet and posting a 195.450 for a one-tenth margin of victory. The Wolfpack was forced to count three sub-9.7 scores on beam, but the other three events were strong enough to lift it over the Huskers. Iowa State came in at third, backed by Haylee Young’s second-place finish in the all around and 9.9 on beam. Nebraska’s Hollie Blanske won the all around with a 39.475 with a 9.9 on floor.
No. 15 California at No. 16 Oregon State: Full Results
OSU: 196.850 | Cal: 195.350
VT: Gallarzo 9.875 | UB: Jacobsen, McMillan 9.95 | BB: McMillan 9.95 | FX: Gardiner, Williams 9.9 | AA: Gardiner 39.475After coming off two weeks of back-to-back second-highest program-high scores, Cal had a dip. Counting a 9.4 on bars and a 9.35 on beam didn’t help the Golden Bears’ case for the win. Toni-Ann Williams also had an off night, managing only one score above 9.4 in her four events — a 9.9 on floor. A strong road score would have helped Cal’s case in the quest for a night-session bid at the Pac-12 championships, but the lower score won’t hurt too bad in the long run as RQS kicks in. Oregon State, meanwhile, had a much better meet than in past weeks. Maddie Gardiner won the all around with a 39.475, including a 9.925 on beam and a 9.9 on floor. The Beavers also had a pair
GWU: 195.400 | UNH: 194.000 | UNC: 193.750 | W&M: 193.175
VT: Winstanley 9.875 | UB: Mulligan 9.875 | BB: DeMoura, Pflieger, Gracia 9.825 | FX: Lane 9.875 | AA: Winstanley 39.175No. 66 Air Force, No. 18 Minnesota at No. 33 Iowa State: Full Results
Minn: 195.525 | ISU: 195.075 | AF: 190.200
VT: Mable 9.875 | UB: Mable 9.9 | BB: Mable 9.9 | FX: Young 9.9 | AA: Mable 39.550
No. 20 Arizona at No. 49 Arizona State: Full Results
Arizona: 196.375 | ASU: 193.975
VT: Allex 9.9 | UB: Howard 9.875 | BB: Cindric 9.9 | FX: Allex 9.925 | AA: Salas 39.1
No. 25 Illinois at No. 37 Michigan State: Full Results
Illinois: 196.300 | MSU: 195.575
VT: O’Connor 9.9 | UB: Ling, Burt 9.875 | BB: Kate 9.95 | FX: Hendershot, Frederick, Lagoski, O’Connor 9.9 | AA: O’Connor 39.325
No. 47 Ball State, No. 63 Seattle-Pacific at No. 42 Northern Illinois: Full Results
NIU: 194.900 | BSU: 194.775 | SPU: 193.900
VT: Christian 9.975 | UB: Carter 9.9 | BB: Hundley 9.8 | FX: Greenfield, Christian 9.9 | AA: Hundley 39.2< br>
No. 61 Penn, No. 64 Temple, No. 72 Ursinus at No. 45 Rutgers: Full Results
RU: 195.075 | Penn: 192.400 | Temple: 191.625 | Ursinus: 188.200
VT: Amoresano 9.825 | UB: Groden 9.75 | BB: Shank 9.9 | FX: Hoffman 9.85 | AA: Groden 38.925
No. 55 Brown, No. 62 Yale at No. 68 Southern Connecticut: Full Results
Bridgeport: 194.125 | Brown: 192.750 | Yale: 191.300 | SCSU: 189.075
VT: Holman, Tralli 9.75 | UB: Liautaud 9.875 | BB: Chiles, Comport 9.825 | FX: Pruchnik, Cutolo 9.8 | AA: Mitchell 38.7