Stanford at Utah
|Full Results||Utah: 197.675||Stanford: 196.000|
|VT: Burch 9.900||UB: Isa 9.950||BB: O’Keefe 10.000||FX: McCallum 9.950||AA: McCallum 39.625|
The Big Storyline: The Utes fell just short of a season-high, but powered by Maile O’Keefe’s perfect performance on beam, Utah had no trouble topping visiting Stanford. Utah swept the event titles as well, with Grace McCallum leading the way taking the floor and all around crowns, and the beam lineup stunned putting up a giant 49.725. The Cardinal also came just shy of a season-best but saw another strong performance from Kyla Bryant, who notched a third-straight score in the 9.9s on floor.
Implications: Utah earned a total that will hold off Florida to maintain its second-place ranking but will not surpass Michigan, who hit 198 early last week. Stanford hit 196 for the second time on the road this season to cap a three-meet roadtrip to start the season. The Cardinal did not even hit 196 in the 2021 season.
Records: Stanford senior Wesley Stephenson posted a career-best 9.850 on beam.
Current Rankings: No. 19 Stanford at No. 2 Utah
Why You Should Clear Space on Your DVR: The Pac-12 conference-leading Utes finish out their three-week homestand hosting conference foe Stanford. The Utes will be aiming to stay undefeated on the season after a strong freshman class led by Olympian Grace McCallum has fit right in alongside touted returnees like two-time NCAA champion Maile O’Keefe. The Cardinal, after a tumultuous season in which it missed the postseason as a team, has had a major rebound thanks to super senior Kyla Bryant. It currently sits ranked in the top 20.
You Can Fast Forward, but not Through This: While both McCallum and O’Keefe have must-watch routines on every event, it was Cristal Isa and Jillian Hoffman who highlighted Utah’s performance last week with 9.975s on beam and floor, respectively. There have been a lot of fresh faces for Stanford to start the season after the Cardinal had several COVID opt-outs in 2021, with freshman Brenna Neault and redshirt Isabela Onyshko two to know with outstanding beam routines.