George Washington and Lindenwood at Nebraska
|Full Results||GW: 195.850||UNL: 194.925||LU: 193.350|
|VT: Comin 9.900||UB: Garfoot 9.900||BB: Roby 9.900||FX: Whitman 9.850||AA: Spence 39.200|
The Big Storyline: George Washington upset No. 30 Nebraska in Lincoln. GW will drop one of the 194s still counting in its NQS and replace it with a near-196. Led by another strong performance by Deja Chambliss, the Colonials were able to inch up just slightly. Will it be too little too late to make a push for a regionals berth? After Nebraska nearly upset Michigan last weekend, counting mistakes on bars and floor held the Huskers back. Lindenwood counted mistakes on multiple events as well, but the team still escaped with a reasonable score. Although Gayla Griswold’s vault didn’t come to save the event total this week, several teammates stepped up to the plate with scores over 9.700. Hannah Appleget made her debut on floor with a solid number as well.
Implications: Lindenwood didn’t help itself out much in the USAG standings this week. With TWU continuing to post season highs, the Lions are remaining somewhat stagnant. It’s been several weeks since they surpassed 195 while both TWU and Air Force managed to do so this weekend. In fact, Lindenwood slid down to third for the first time this season. Despite an upset over Nebraska, George Washington will fall one spot in the rankings to No. 45. Meanwhile, Nebraska will fall just outside of the regional qualifying spots to No. 38.