Missouri held off Iowa State in the final rotation, extending their lead on the floor. Sarah Shire had another superb night, posting a career high 39.6 in the AA. She won VT, BB and FX and tied with sophomore teammate Mary Burke on the UB.
Link: Mizzou Release
Susan Jackson posted a 39.525, including victories or ties for victory on all four events. She won VT and tied teammate Summer Hubbard on the UB. She tied AU's Rachel Inniss on the BB, while finally, she tied teammate Kayla Roger on the FX.Link: LSU Release
SUU posted a season high 195.05 to post the win. They were led by Elise Wheeler, who won UB, BB and tied for the FX title with teammate Bailey Baker. She posted a 39.175 to win the AA. Teammate Melissa Johnson won the VT to complete the sweep.
Link: USU Release
Alabama posted the highest score in the season thus far, a 197.45, to defeat Arkansas. Morgan Dennis posted near perfect scores of 9.975 and 9.95 to win VT and FX, respectively. She also won the AA with a 39.475. Four Bama teammates tied for the UB title: Ashley Sledge, Kayla Hoffman, Kassi Price and Ashley Priess. Arkansas' Casey Jo Magee won BB.
Link: Bama Release
Kent State defeated EMU, hitting 23 for 24. Cristina Lenny led Kent State, winning titles on VT and FX en route to a 39.2 AA win. Teammate Christine Abou-Mitri was just behind, winning beam and placing 2nd AA. Another teammate, Lydia Barrett, won UB.
Link: Kent State Release
Ohio State posted a season high 194.2 to defeat Pitt. Rebecca Best won the UB while Nicole Krauter shared the BB title with Pitt's Alicia Talucci. Buckeye Colleen Dean also won a share of the FX title, once again tying with Talucci. Talucci won the VT outright, as well as the AA with a 38.85.
Link: Pitt Release
Florida defeated UK, 196.05 to 195.35 in action Friday. Seven different Gators or won an event title, including Courtney Gladys' two ties on VT and BB and Ashanee Dickserson's victory in the AA. Also capturing shares of titles were Nicole Ellis (VT), Elizabeth Mahlich (UB), Maranda Smith (UB), Alicia Goodwin (UB), and Liz Green (BB). For UK, Emily Green won FX and Storey Morris tied for 1st on BB .
Link: UF Release
In a rare Wednesday night matchup, Michigan was led by Sarah Curtis, who won the AA with a 39.275. She also captured event titles on the UB and BB. Frosh teammate Natalie Beilstein won the VT and FX. The meet will be broadcast on Saturday, January 23rd on the Big 10 network.
Link: Michigan Release
Illinois claims the top spot in this week's GymInfo National Rankings for Men's NCAA Gymnastics. Illinois' Paul Ruggeri is the top AAer.
Link: Troester GymInfo
Note: Rankings are administered by Troester.com. Each school is responsible for reporting their own data.
The club season is now in full swing. Here are a few noteworthy results from the early January meets.Brianna Guy (Auburn commit) put up strong results in two December meets and went on to win the recent Brestyan's Invitational with a score of 38.175 (2nd V; 1st UB/BB/FX). Krystal Welsh (PSU commit) picked up two early wins in December and finished 2nd in the Brestyan’s meet (3rd V, 2nd UB, 6th BB, 2nd FX). Stephanie Ouellette (NCSU) and Hope Sloanhoffer (WVU) finished 1st and 2nd respectively in their session of that meet. Ouellette picked up first place finishes on bars and floor and Sloanhoffer won vault and beam.
Kytra Hunter (UF) swept her session of the Maryland Classic and earned a near perfect 9.975 on vault. Her AA score of 39.2 was nearly two points ahead of the second place finisher, Katie O'Rourke (Pitt). Future Utes Lia Del Priore and Rebecca Tutka finished 1st and 2nd respectively at the Maryland Classic in their session of 22 competitors. (Del Priore 2nd V, 5th UB, 3rd BB, 1st FX and Tutka 5th V, 7th UB, 1st BB, 2nd FX). PSU commit Alexis Carroll made a near sweep of her session of the Maryland Classic, finishing 1st AA (3rd V, 1st UB/BB/FX).
Cathrine Hires (UGA) placed 1st among 12 competitors in her session of the Tampa Bay Classic (1st V, 1st UB, 2nd BB, 2nd FX), finishing ahead of Sarena Bumbarger (MSU), who finished 1st on fx. Hire's future teammate, Kaylan Earls, finished 1st (1st V,/BB,/FX and 2nd UB) at the Twistars Rock the House Meet
Amber See (Illinois) placed 1st AA and the Tampa Bay Turners Invite (1st V, 2nd UB, 3rd BB, 1st FX)
Arkansas commit Stephani Canizaro won her session of the Flip Fest (1st on V/UB/FX and 3rd on BB). Her future teammate, Bailee Zumwalde, placed 2nd AA and 1st on FX at the Gopher Invite
Maliah Mathis (LSU) finished her session of the Ricky Deci Invite in 1st place (1st V, 4th UB, 2nd BB, 2nd FX).
Aliza Vaccher (UW) won her session of the Lady Luck Invite (2nd V, 5th UB, 2nd BB, 2nd FX)
Club results are posted under the RESULTS tab on the front page as they become available. Look for highlights on the college recruits about every two weeks.
Lane Jarred, L10 from Arena in NJ, has verbally committed to NCSU. She recently placed 1st AA at the Robin Cone Memorial Classic and 4th AA at Christmas on the Chesapeake. In 2009 she placed 2nd on FX at both State and Regional Championships, and in 2008 she placed 1st AA at States and 10th AA at Regionals.
UCLA continues to hold the top spot in the rankings, holding off OU at #2. LSU's Susan Jackson takes over the top AA spot. A trio of gymnastics hold the top spot on VT, Erin Davis of NU plus UCLA's Tauny Frattone and Vanessa Zamarripa. UCLA's Anna Li holds the top UB, while UGA's Grace Taylor is perched at the top of the BB standings. UGA's Courtney McCool, UCLA's Elyse Hopfner Hibbs and Utah's Annie DiLuzio hold down the top spot on FX.
Link: Troester GymInfo.
Stanford won their home opener, led by Carly Janiga, who won the AA with a 39.325. Janiga also picked up the win on FX. Teammate Shelley Alexander won the VT. Arizona picked up a pair of wins, with Sarah Tomczyk winning the UB and Britney Jones winning the BB.
Link: Stanford Release