Utah won the "Best of Utah" meet held in Maverick Center, on a podium. Ute Maile O'Keefe led her squad, tying for titles on BB with teammate Abby Paulson and on FX with BYU's Abbey Miner-Alder. Teammate Cammy Hall won the VT while Ute Cristal Isa won the AA (39.4), just ahead of O'Keefe. SUU's Mayson Bentley won the UB.
The Tide posted its highest opening meet tally since 2014. For Bama, Makarri Doggette tied for 1st on BB with teammate Mati Waligora and again on UB with UK's Josie Angeny. T eammate Lexi Graber won the FX. Gymcat Angeny also took the AA with a 39.425 while teammate Cally Nixon won the VT.
Link: Bama Release
LSU's Kiya Johnson posted the first 10 of the season to win FX as the GymBacks pushed the host Tigers to the end. Tiger frosh teammate Haleigh Bryant tied for the VT title with Arkansas' Sarah Shaffer and Amanda Elswick. LSU's Sami Durante tied for the UB title with Arkansas' Maggie O'Hara. GymBack Kennedy Hambrick won the BB and the AA with a strong 39.4.
Link: LSU Release
Florida rolled to a big first meet total in a win at AU, led by Trinity Thomas's win on VT (9.975), FX, and the AA (39.75). She also tied with frosh teammate Ellie Lazzari for the BB title. AU's Derrian Gobourne won the UB.
Link: AU Release
UGA frosh Victoria Nguyen debuted in fine fashion, winning the UB and the AA with an impressive first meet 39.4. Teammate Mikayla Magee won VT with a stuck Yurchenko 1 1/2 while teammate Rachel Baumann took the FX. Mizzou's Sienna Schreiber won the BB.
Link: UGA Release
Paige Scott from Atlanta North Stars has committed to Southern Connecticut State University. In 2019 she placed 3rd AA at the L9 Eastern Championships. She moved to Level 10 for the 2020 season.
Cailene Afalla from Atlanta North Stars, has committed to Ball State. She qualified to regionals in 2019, but only competed three events. In a shortened 2020 season she picked up two 3rd place all arounds.
Morgan Lunn has committed for the 2021-22 season. She trains at Elite Gymnastics Academy. She competed at level 9 in 2019 and qualified to her state meet.
Bryanna Deangelis has also committed for the 2021-22 season. She is a Level 10 who trains at Towers Gymnastics.
Angelina Bohn is a 2021-22 commit from Spirals Gymnastics. She qualified to the 2019 SoCal meet and finished 17th AA.
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Natalie Stauch from World Class Gymnastics has committed to Bowling Green. She competed at the 2019 L9 Eastern Championships, finishing 2nd on vault and beam. She moved up to L10 for the 2020 season.
Paige Prejean from Woodlands Gymnastics has committed to UNC. She qualified to regionals in 2019 and won the vault title. In fact, she has string of 10 consecutive vault titles over the 2019 and 2020 seasons.