Lindenwood edged Eastern Michigan, Rutgers, and Temple in a quad meet in Philadelphia that set a new school record. The Lions scored a 196.400. They set new program records with totals on bars (49.100) and on beam (49.425).
The huge performance on balance beam helped the meet for the Lions as all six gymnasts scored a 9.750 or better. Kierstin Sokolowski tied her program record 9.950 in the anchor spot, while both Emily Milliet and Ryan Henry posted 9.900s. Sokolowski also led the way on vault with a 9.875 and tied Henry for the top Lions score on bars with a 9.850.
Florida topped Nebraska 197.925 to 196.700 on senior night while celebrating its four seniors — Rachel Slocum, Grace McLaughlin, Alex McMurtry, and Kennedy Baker. McMurtry posted a 9.925 or better on all four events — including 9.975s on bars and beam to have a 39.825 all-around score. Additionally, freshman Megan Skaggs competed in the all-around for the first time this season and went 9.825 or better on all four routines.
Stanford posted its best score of the season,196.650, to celebrate senior Elizabeth Price’s final home competition. Price earned a 9.975 for her stuck Yurchenko double twist and a 9.950 for an awesome bar routine. Price capped off her day with her third 10.0 of the season, this time on floor after a flawless final routine. UCLA earned the win in the meet with a 197.800, including three 10.0s — two from Peng Peng Lee and one from Kyla Ross.
Oklahoma posted its sixth score over 198 in the last seven meets with a 198.100 in a quad meet against Arizona State, Denver, and Arkansas. AJ Jackson, who has struggled a little bit with her landings on floor this season, had an impressive performance on floor and finished with a 9.950 to win the event.
Overall, its great to see how the DI teams are competing and which teams are major competitors with other teams. What teams do you guys believe will stand out this year for post season?