Incoming UCLA recruit Brooklyn Moors placed 3rd AA and 1st on beam. Incoming UGA recruit Haley DeJong placed 6th AA. Bama's Shallon Olsen competed three events and placed 2nd on vault and 4th on floor.
Comforte was a standout Bruin herself and she has held various coaching positions.
We will post a summary of the top Senior Division all arounders and event winners throughout the weekend. If you can't wait, find live scores are HERE.
1 Madelyn Williams (Cal) (1st UB (t))
2 Moorea Linker (OU) (1st V/FX)
3t Victoria Henry (Ball State) and Kendall LaPlante (uncommitted)
5 Hannah Oliveros (Ohio State)
6t Sage Thompson (Cal) (1st UB (t)) and Alex Theodorou (ASU)
8 Haley Tyson (uncommtted)
9 Jada Mangahas (ASU)
10 Kaitlyn Grimes (Ohio State)
BB (t): Ashley Blum (UW) and Jillian Procasky (NU)
1 Talia Little (Boise State) (1st UB(t)/BB)
2 Maddie Johnston (PSU)
3 Julianne Fehring (OU) (1st V)
4 Nicole Riccardi (Ohio State)
5 Trinity Macy (Pitt)
6t Brooke Butler (Auburn) (1st UB (t)), Ariana Young (uncommitted) and Kyra Burns (Missouri
9 Marigold Garrett (uncommitted)
10t Cassie Barbanente (ASU) and Madison Benson (NCSU)
UB (t) Gillian Rutz (Arkansas)
FX: Mya Hooten (Minnesota)
1 Kiya Johnson (LSU) (1st BB/FX)
2 Haleigh Bryant (LSU) (1st V/UB)
3 Chae Campbell (UCLA)
4 Skylar Killough-Wilhelm (UW)
5 Naomi Morrison (Oregon State)
6 Emily Lopez (uncommitted)
7 Abby Mueller (Minnesota)
8 Kinsey Davis (NU)
9t Sydney Gonzales (Oregon State) and Rebecca Wells (Utah State)
1 Sierra Brooks (Michigan) (1st V/BB/FX)
2 Andrea Li (Cal)
3 Hannah DeMers (CMU)
4 Rylie Mundell (Denver)
5 Aria Brusch (Auburn) (1st UB)
6 Abbie Thompson (Denver)
7 Elena Deets (Arizona)
8 Elena Arenas (LSU)
9 Amoree Lockhart (OU)
10 Jillian Hoffman (Utah)
1 Gabryel Wilson (Michigan) (1st FX(t))
2(t) Raena Worley (Kentucky) and Helen Hu (Missouri) (1st UB and BB (t))
4 Kianna Yancey (WVU)
5 Mia Takekawa (Illnois)
6(t) Linda Zivat (MSU) (1st V(t), Payton Murphy (WMU) and Hannah Joyner (Rutgers)
9 Nyah Smith (MSU)
10(t) Cassie Stevens (Auburn) (1st V(t)), Juliette Boyer (ASU) and Nevaeh DeSouza (Cal)
BB Ella Hodges (Ohio State) (t)
FX Soraya Hawthorne (UGA) (t)
1 Chloe Widner (Stanford) (1st BB/FX)
2 Kai Rivers (LSU) (1st UB)
3 Makarri Doggette (Alabama)
4(t) AK Subject (Denver), Elizabeth Culton (UNC), and Hallie Thompson (UNC) (1st V)
7(t) Abby Paulson (Utah) and Jane Poniewaz (Oregon State)
9 Robyn Kelley (UNH)
10 Kathryn Thaler (NU)
Arkansas has announced the hiring of Chris Bogantes and Chris Brooks as assistants. Bogantes has been an assistant at Illinois and Utah State, in addition to stints with SEMO, Ball State, TWU, and LSU. Brooks has been an assistant with the OU Men and the Nebraska Women's squads.
Link: Arkansas Release
CMU has announced that Christine MacDonald has been promoted to Head Coach. She's been with the program for 25 years, first as an athlete and then as an assistant.
Link: CMU Release
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Alix Pierce, a Canadian L10 from Marian Gymnastics in Saskatoon has committed to join the SPU squad for 2019-2020. At the 2018 Canadian Championships, she placed 5th on UB and 18th AA. Most recently, she won the silver on FX at the Canada Winter Games.
SPU has anounced the promotion of Sarah Marshall to Head Coach. She's been an assistant at SPU since 2010. As Sarah Sullivan, she competed for SPU and won 8 All-America Awards. She was also a former Division II Gymnast of the Year.
Link: SPU Release
Former CSUF Hall of Famer and AIAW All-American (BB, FX) Carol "Lefty Johnson" passed away Saturday, according to a tweet by Cal-State Fullerton. Johnston's pioneering achievements are especially notable as she lacked a complete right arm but that challenge did not prevent her from becoming a top AAer. She had been battling early onset Altzheimer's.