It seems like it's harder to find meet results posted this year than in the past, but we’re see enough results to get a feel for how some of the L10s are doing as they work though their last season before heading to college. Here are just a few of the noteworthy results from the past two weeks:
Marie Case’s name continues to pop up at the top of the results sheets. The Kent State signee won her session of the CGA Coaches Spectacular while picking up a 1st on vault and 2nd on bars and fx. Acacia Cosentino (UNC) finished 2nd behind Case, but picked up 1st place finishes on bars and floor.
Case moved on to her next meet, the Cereal City Classic, where she placed 2nd (1st on fx) behind Diandra Milliner (rumored to be a Bama commit). Milliner placed 1st on vault, bars, and beam. Milliner and Case both qualified from this meet to compete in the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup next March.
Kytra Hunter (UF) won the 18+ division in Session 3 of the Parkette Invitational and put up strong scores to win vault, bars and beam. Katy Dodds (Maryland) won floor in that division. Alexis Carroll (PSU commit) and Lia del Priore (Utah) finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the 16-17 age division of the PKI. Carroll’s first place finish qualified her to the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup. A few other early commits competing in 16-17 session of the PKI won individual events: Stephanie Giameo (Maryland) took 1st on beam; Annette Miele (Michigan) placed 1st on vault; Becky Tutka (Utah) scored a meet high 9.9 on floor to win that event.
Some of the late January results haven’t been posted yet, but a quick look around some of the published meet results indicates:
. Hope Sloanhoffer (WVU) won the Gymnastics Revolution meet with a score of 38. 375.
. Minnesota’s Dusti Russell won the Winter Luau meet (1st AA; 1st BB). Kathrine Grable (Arkansas) won vault and floor and placed 2nd all around in that meet.
. At the Crystal Cup, Racquel Willman (BYU) won the meet and placed 1st on bars. Mary Beth Lofgren (Utah) won beam and Doniele Volopich (SUU) won vault.
. W&M's Katie Durst recently won her session and picked up a 1st on beam at the Beach Invite. Earlier this season she won the Winter Getaway and placed 3rd AA at the COTC.
. Kiersten Wang (UF commit) finished 1st in the all around and three events (V, UB, FX) in Session 5 of the Colorado Winterfest.
. Jordan Naleway (Illinois commit) placed 1st in the all around and on floor in the Sr. A session of the Bravo Classic.
So far, the following commits and signees have qualified to the Liukin Cup:
Kelsi Eberly, L10 from Prestige Gymnastics in Pa., has verbally committed to Illinois. She is a two-time JO Nationals qualifier and recently finished 2nd AA in the Black Eyed Susan meet in November.
Michigan takes over the top spot in this weeks rankings, overtaking Illinois. Illinois' Paul Ruggeri leads the AA.
Alabama remains at #1 this week's Troester.com GymInfo Rankings, with OU at #2. LSU's Susan Jackson leads the AA. Brandi Personett of PSU leads the vault, while Anna Li of UCLA leads on UB. OU's Holly Vise is the top BB worker, while Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs of UCLA leads the FX.
PSU won Sunday, led by frosh Parker Raque. Raque captured titles on FX and Rings (tied with teammate Felix Aronovich), the first wins of his career. PSU swept the individual events, employing no AAers.
Link: PSU Release
Springfield posted the win over Navy and Army, hitting 333 on the nose. Springfield to event wins from Ty Evans in the VT, Jimmy Pezzino on FX, Matt Tocchio on PH, and a tie on PB by Kyle Bartgis.
Link: Springfield Release
NIU was boosted by the AA return of star Holly Reichard. Reichard posted a 39.0 in the AA, won the BB and tied for 1st on the UB with Ball State's Bibiana Rodriguez. Ball State's Morgan Coslow picked up a win on VT while teammate Brittney Emmons won the FX with a 9.85.
Link: NIU Release
Illinois State's Erica Shick won the UB, FX and AA with a 38.175. Teammates Tori Sarantaki and Hannah Deutsch won the VT and BB, respectively.
Link: Illinois State Release
Lorraine Galow led Bridgeport, winning the AA with a 38.6 while capturing the VT and a tie on FX (with Brown's Chelsey Binkley). Teammates Hannah Forti and Emily Repko won UB and BB, respectively.
Link: Brown Release
Elise Wheeler of SUU posted a 39.275 to win the AA, including a tie on FX with San Jose State's Tiffany Louie. Teammate Melissa Johnson won the VT, while teammates Alissa Click and Ari Lamb tied for the BB title. SJSU's Thomasina Wallace won the UB with a 9.9.