OU holds onto the top spot in the Women's Nationals Rankings for the week of March 18th, as published by RoadToNationals.com. UCLA is 2nd and LSU has overtaken Florida for 3rd.
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Cal posted the highest score in school history to close out their home season with a win. The score was more than enough to propel them into the evening session of next weekend's Pac 12 Championships. For Cal, Maya Bordas won BB and the AA (39.45). Teammate Milan Clausi won VT while Bear Chelsea Shu took the FX. Cal's Emi Watterson tied with Illini Mary Jane Otto for 1st on UB.
Link: Cal Release
Minnesota swapped up the lineup but the hosts still scored a win over Air Force. The Gophers were led by Shane Wiskus, who won PB and HB. Frosh Eric Nakamura added a win on FX while classmate Garrett Kasiski took the VT. Gopher senior Vitali Kan won PH, in his final home meet. For Air Force, Ethan Esval won the R.
Link: Minnesota Release
Maryland posted a big 196.45 to win the five-way meet hosted by Towson. Maryland's Audrey Barber won BB while teammate Collea Burgess won the FX to lead the Terp effort. GWU's Alex Zois won the VT and AA (39.425). Towson's Ally Wesoly won the UB for the home team.
WVU posted a big 196.425 for a Senior Day quad meet victory. WVU senior Kirah Koshinski won VT and FX while classmate Jaquie Tun won the AA (39.425) and tied for the BB title with PSU's Kristen Politz. PSU's Lauren Bridgens took the UB.
Link: WVU Release
MSU celebrated Senior Day with a quad meet win. MSU's Lea Mitchell won the AA (39.275) and tied for 1st on VT (with BSU's Stefanie Schweikert) and on UB (with teammate Jessica Ling and UIC's Serena Baker). UAA's Sophia Hyderally won BB while BSU's Kaitlyn Menzione won FX
Link: MSU Release
Rutgers posted its third best score of the season to win at Cornell. Rutger's Belle Huang won the BB and the AA with a 39.075. Teammate Michelle Amoresano won the AA. For Cornell, Donna Webster won VT while Claire Haklik took the FX.
Link: RU Release
Temple broke 195 to score a big tri-meet win at Brown. Temple's India Anderson tied with UB's Crystal Gwinn for top honors on FX. Bridgeport's Julianna Roland won VT, BB and the AA (39.25). Brown's Mei Lei Costa took the UB.
Nebraska rounded out their home slate with a quad meet win at the Master's Classic. The score was a new season high and their 6th highest in history. Senior Sienna Crouse of NU won the AA at 39.7. She also won UB with a near-perfect 9.975 and the FX. Teammate Sierra Hassel added a 9.975 win of her own on BB. For Kentucky, Katie Stuart won the VT with another near perfect 9.975.
In an emotional home finale, UCLA said goodbye to their seniors and to Coach Valorie Kondos Field in front of 12,270 fans. They also were victorious over USU, despite some problems in the first half of the meet. The Bruins finished strong, with Katelyn Ohashi and Kyla Ross tying on FX with 10s. Ross also won BB with a 9.975. The 10 on FX completes Ross' collection of the perfect 10 scores on every event. Bruin Felicia Hano won VT while teammates Nia Dennis and Madison Kocian tied on UB. USU's Madison Ward won the AA (39.275),
Host Arkansas captured the quad meet, fighting off a challenge from Lindenwood for the win. The GymBacks were led by Sophia Carter and Kennedy Hambrick. Carter won the FX and tied with teammate Kennedy Hambrick on BB. Hambrick also took the AA (39.125). Teammates Sarah Shaffer and Hailey Garner won VT and UB, respectively.
Link: Ark Release
Michigan came up with the big win at the tri-meet hosted by PSU. Michigan was paced by Cameron Bock, who took the PB and HB. Teammate Anthony MacCallum won the VT. The hosts were led by another win on PH from Stephen Nedoroscik. For the Illini, Clay Mason Stephens won FX, Alex Diab took the rings and Johnny Jacobson won the AA with a career best 82.0.
Link: Illini Release
The Sooner rolled to another big win, their 111th consecutive victory. They won five of six events, with Navy taking PH. OU was led once again by Yul Moldauer, who won PH, SR and PB. Teammate Gage Dyer won FX and the HB. On VT, Sooners Vitaly Guimaraes and Matt Wenske tied for first place.
Link: OU Release
Host Iowa held off Ohio State, using their team depth for the win. They were led by Nick Merryman, who won HB and tied with teammate Jake Bradarzon and Ohio State's Alex Wilson for the PB title. For Ohio State, Alec Yoder won PH and tied teammate Joey Bonanno for the VT title. Teammate Max Andryushchenko won R while Buckeye Jesse Tyndall won FX.
Link: Ohio State Release
Host W&M posted a season-high but Army won the quad meet on Saturday. Army's Matthew Davis led the way with wins on FX and in the AA (79.75). Teammate Cole Casanova won PB while Erik Del Cid won the VT. For the hosts, Spencer Schrandt won PH, David Watkins the Rings, and David Allen the HB.