It's the final week of the season, with just the Conference Championships remaining. Just 38 teams remain in the running for one of 36 seeds at the Regional Meets. An intense race is also under way for one of the Top 18 seeds, which will determine the composition of the Regional fields.
Host BYU edged cross-state rival SUU, 195.65 to 195.625 on Monday night. The meet had major implications to the National Rankings and the Regional qualification standings. SUU was unable to improve their score and will hold at #19. BYU was able to improve their score and currently are in a tie for #32nd (The Top 31 have already qualified to Regionals). SUU's Stacie Webb was awarded a 10 on BB, the first ever perfect score for the SUU program. Shannon Hortman and Mackenzie Douglas led BYU. Hortman tied UB with teammates Natasha Trejo and Jill Van Merlo, and on FX with Douglash, teammate Kyleigh Greenlief and SUU's Madyson Blake-Howard. Douglas won VT.
Oklahoma leads the Women's National Rankings for the Week of March 13th. The rankings are done by Regional Qualifying Score, also known as the RQS. The RQS is computed by taking the team's top three AWAY meet scores, the next three highest scores, tossing out the highest, and averaging the remaining five.
OU posted a 197.8 to defeat host Cal (196.775). The mark was good enough to lift the Sooners to a 198 RQS average. Sooners Brenna Dowell, Chayse Capps and Maggie Nichols each won a share of two events. Capps and Dowell tied on VT, while Dowell, Nichols and Stefani Catour tied for the UB title. Capps and Nichols tied with teammate Natalie Brown and Cal's Emily Richardson for the BB title. Capps won the AA with a 39.625 while Sooner AJ Jackson won the FX.
UCLA celebrated Senior Day with a 197.8 to 195.4 at Pauley Pavillion. The win moved the Bruins into 3rd in the RQS rankings while more importantly for North Carolina, the score edged them in 33rd, in the tight battle for the last of the Top 36 Regional qualifying spots.
UCLA's Peng-Peng Lee received a 10 on UB while teammate Katelyn Ohashi received one on BB. Teammate Hallie Mossett posted a 9.975 on FX while Bruin Madison Preston won the VT. UNC's Morgan Lane won the AA with a 39.375.
Towson posted a 194.625 to defeat Brockport (192.425) and Towson (194.625) on Senior Day. For Towson, Tyra McKellar won FX while Gabriella Yarussi won the AA (39.05). Teammates Mary Elle Arduino and Melissa Temkov tied with Cornell's Lyanda Dudley on BB. Tiger Erin Tucker tied for the VT title with Brockport State's Stephanie Mager. On UB, Cornell's Kaitlin Green won another title.
Temple celebrated Senior Day with a new school record, 194.975, to defeat Penn (193.5), SCSU (190.5) and Ithaca (189.65). Temple's Briana Odom led the way, winning the FX. Penn's Caroline Moore won VT and BB while teammate Emma Cullen won UB.
GWU posted a 196.5 for a Senior Day quad meet win over NC State (194.825), Yale (194.575) and Stanford (193.275). Cami Drouin-Allaire led the way with a win on VT, FX and the AA (39.375). Stanford's Elizabeth Price won the UB while Stanford's Ashley Tai and Nicolette McNair tied for the BB title.
OU psoted the highest score in the NCAA this season, a 434.55, to defeat Ohio State's 417.25. The Sooners celebrated Senior Night with wins from Yul Modlauer on FX, Todd Dowdy on VT, Allan Bower on PB, and Genki Suzuki on HB. For Ohio State, Alec Yoder won PH and Sean Melton took the Rings.
Link: OU Release
Minnesota posted a 411.2 to defeat Iowa (406.85) and the ASU club team (391.7). The Gophers were led by Yaroslav Pochinka, who won the R and VT. Gopher Justin Karstadt added an 82.55 win in the AA and also tied for the PH title.
Link: UMN Release
EU captured its first ever MAC regular season title with a 195.225 to 194.675 win over Bowling Green. EMU's Kendall Valentin won UB and BB while teammate Ciara Gresham won FX to lead the Eagles. For BGSU, Lauren Feely won the AA with a 39.15 and shared the VT title with teammate Jovannah East.
Washington locked up a spot in the evening session of the Pac-12 Championships with a 196.925 to 194.1 win over SPU. Haley Burleson earned a share of the titles on VT, UB and BB. Senior teammate Alex Yacalis tied for the VT title and won FX. Classmate Kaitlyn Duranczyk shared the UB title while Joslyn Goings tied for first on BB and took the AA with a 39.35.
Link: SPU Release
UW Whitewater celebrated Senior Day with 192.125 to 188.85 triumph over Hamline. Lisa O'Donnell led the way for Whitewater with a win on FX and a tie with teammate Franchesca Hutton on BB. Senior Katie Fiorilli won the VT while classmate Mackenzie Smith took the UB.