It's Conference Championship weekend, and we're our final stretch in the Race to Regionals. 39 teams remain in contention for 36 spots in the post-season, but many of the spots are essentially locked. Our biggest mystery will remain in the final Regional placements of the teams.
Here are some impressions from this season:
Congratulations to the incoming freshman (incoming class of 2018-19) who won L10 All Arround titles in their state meets this past weekend. (A few state meets will be held next weekend)
Alabama: . Griffin James, 37.9
Alaska: . Kristina Peterson, 37.475
Auburn: Derrian Gobourne, 38.7
UCLA: Sekai Wright, 38.3
Florida: Nya Reed, 38.275; Savannah Schoenherr, 38.175
UGA: Rachael Lukacs, 39.05
Illinois: Mallory Mizuki, 38.625
UIC: Alisa Sheremeta, 38.175
Michigan: Abby Brenner, 38.75; Natalie Wojcik 38.025
Missouri: Francis Bidwell, 38.025
Penn: Lauren Joost, 37.325
Ohio State: Claire Gagliardi, 37.375
Oregon State: Madison Dagen, 38.575
SUU: Karley McClain, 38.8
Towson: Emerson Hurst, 37.925
Ursinus: Emma Brown, 38.075
Utah: Cristal Isa, 38.3
OU leads the Women's National Rankings for the week of March 19th, hitting a Regional Qualfying Score (RQS) of 198.12. LSU moves into 2nd with UCLA in 3rd.
Minnesota celebrated Senior Day with ten seniors and a win over Cal. Senior captains Alex Wittenberg and Joel Gagnon tied for the FX title to lead the Gophers. Justin Karstadt added wins on PH and PB. Yaroslav Pachinka also won two events, winning R and tying Shaun Herzog on VT. Frosh Shane Wiskus won the HB and the AA (83.05).
OU's Maggie Nichols won FX with a 10 and VT with a 9.975, en route to a 39.85 AA win. She also tied on BB with teammates Natalie Brown and Brehanna Showers. Sooner Nicole Lehrmann won UB with a 9.975.
Link: OU Release
WVU's Zaakira Muhammad won the AA with a 39.575 to lead the Mountaineers to their highest road score since 2004. Muhammad also won the BB and tied on UB with NC St's Chelsea Knight. Teammate Kirah Koshinski won VT and tied with Knight and Towson's Gabriella Yarussi on FX.
Link: NC State Release
OU won it's 88th straight meet in a row, which ties the program for the longest undefeated streak in all of Division I athletics. Yul Moldauer led the way, winning PH, SR and PB. Teammate Alexei Vernyi won FX while Sooner Tanner Justus won VT.
Link: OU Release
Anton Stephenson won FX and VT to lead NU to a win over host PSU. For PSU, Sam Zakutney won PB and HB while teammate Noah Roberson won Rings. Nittany Lion Stephen Nedroscik won another PH title.
Link: PSU Release
Yale's Jacey Baldovino won the AA (39.075) and VT. For the hosts, Bridgeport's Maya Reimers won BB and FX while teammate Kelli Tereshko won UB.
Link: Bridgeport Release
Michigan won the Big Five meet at Rutgers, in front of a record crowd. Michigan's Lexi Funk tied for 1st AA (w/ Minnesota's Lexy Ramler) and on FX (with teammate Emma McLean and Minnesota's Paige Williams) to lead the Wolverines. Teammate Brianna Brown won BB. Gopher Ivy Lu won UB while PSU's Lauren Bridgens won VT.
Link: Rutgers Release
Air Force's Anna Salamone won VT and tied on UB with teammate Analise Howard to lead USAF to the win over the host SPU Falcons. Teammate Tyler Davis won FX. For SPU, McKenna Zimmerman won BB and the AA (38.675).
Link: SPU Release
LSU's Sarah Finnegan won UB and BB with 10s on each event as the Tigers celebrated Senior Night with a big win. She also tied teammate Kennedi Edney for the AA title at 39.7. Edney won VT and tied on VT with teammate Myia Hambrick.
Link: LSU Release