Moving into the second half of the season, and taking NQS into account, you can expect to see a few changes as teams continue to peak and polish routines. Many teams have started to lock eyes on a competitive championship that will come at the end of the first full season with all teams competing for the first time since 2019. Highlights of the week included Gayla Griswold’s near perfect vault and the return of SEMO’s Anna Speller to the beam lineup. Some teams are hitting a mid-season lull while others are hitting their stride. Either way, the pressure at the top is only increasing.
Performance of the Weekend
Madeline Gose, Texas Woman’s
Across two meets this weekend, Gose posted five scores of 9.850 or higher including a pair of 9.9s on beam and floor on Sunday. Perhaps finally getting to return to her home state was just the incentive Gose needed to put together one of the best weekends of her career.
Save of the Week
Eva Phair, 9.300, beam
Eva Phair worked some Big Red magic on beam with this save à la Matrix on her leap series.
Vault You Probably Missed But Should Go Back and Watch Several Times
Gayla Griswold, vault, 9.975
An absolutely gorgeous, sky high and stuck Yurchenko 1.5 from Gayla Griswold closed out a season high vault rotation for Lindenwood. Excuse us while we have this on repeat for the rest of the week.
|Mei Li Costa||Brown||Bars||9.875|
|Ayla McKean||Air Force||Floor||9.875|
|Jessica Meakim||West Chester||Floor||9.875|
|Cameo Stapleton||Air Force||Floor||9.850|
|Briona Carswell||Air Force||Beam||9.825|
|Lily McFarland||West Chester||Beam||9.825|
|Caroline Cascadden||West Chester||Floor||9.800|
|Emelia Diaz||Southern Connecticut||Beam||9.800|
|McKenna Kissinger||West Chester||Floor||9.800|
|Ayla McKean||Air Force||Vault||9.800|
|Genevieve Sabado||Air Force||Bars||9.800|
*Note: Multiple teams had double meet weekends including TWU, Lindenwood and Southern Connecticut.
Click and expand the events below to see results, recaps and more.
Yale at Temple
Alaska, San Jose State and Texas Woman’s at Sacramento State
LIU, Rhode Island College and Southern Connecticut at Brown
Ursinus at Penn
Illinois State at Lindenwood
Air Force, Alaska and Texas Woman’s at UC Davis
Article by Allison Freeman and Tavia Smith
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