The WIAC competed at its regional championships this weekend, with Oshkosh, Whitewater and La Crosse automatically qualifying to nationals as a team. Breaking yet another team program record, Oshkosh proved that it is ready to take on Brockport and the rest of the East at nationals. In NCGA-East action, teams competed in their final regular season competition before regionals. Springfield, Cortland, Ursinus and Rhode Island continued to smash records, some set just this season and others that stood for five years or more. This week, the East will determine its three qualifiers to nationals, confirming the championship field.
Springfield Smashing Scores
MacKenzie MacLeod, Beam, 9.875
The Pride joined the NCGA-East record-breaking season in a big way, toppling the previous beam record of 9.775 by a FULL TENTH. A record that had been previously set twice in 2015 and once in 2018. Now entering the Springfield history book, MacKenzie MacLeod.
A Routine That’s Worth the Hype
Emily Buffington, Vault, 9.875
We’ve been talking about how amazing Emily Buffington’s vault is all season. This weekend she upped her performance when the stakes were raised. She took home the West Regional/conference event title with a 9.875. Her vault starts from a 9.900.
Social Media Moment of the Week
Kiara Brown, UW-Stout
If fans want to know what really goes on in a gymnastics practice, take a peek at UW-Stout’s latest “mic’d up” segment on its Instagram. Kiara Brown was the first to get the mic, and she gave us enough joy to last the rest of the week.
|Rachel Chesley||La Crosse||Floor||9.825|
|Olivia Keyes||Rhode Island||Floor||9.800|
|Rachel Chesley||La Crosse||Vault||9.775|
|Kerrie Legault||La Crosse||Bars||9.775|
|Emma Grant||La Crosse||Beam||9.750|
|Kelsey Gates||Rhode Island||Floor||9.700|
|Molly Lyngaas||La Crosse||Bars||9.700|
|Andrea O’Connell||Eau Claire||Floor||9.700|
|Emma Tucker||Rhode Island||Beam||9.700|
|Alex Wood||La Crosse||Vault||9.700|
Click and expand the events below to see results, recaps and more.
WIAC Championship/NCGA-West Regional
Springfield at Ithaca
Brockport, Rhode Island College and Ursinus at Cortland
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