Kentucky (197.75) posted a school record to hold off host AU (197.5) and advance to Saturday's Regional Final. SUU posted a 196.325 for 3rd while UGA was 4th at 195.725. Kentucky's Raena Worley won the AA with a 39.7. She also placed 1st on VT and tied for 1st on UB with teammate Cally Nixon and AU's Sunisa Lee. Kentucky's Anna Haigis and Hailey Davis tied for 1st on FX with AU's Derrian Gobourne. Lee won BB with a 9.975.
Link: UGA Release
Missouri (197.15) and Iowa (196.9) advanced to Saturday's Final at the Raleigh Regional. LSU had problems on UB and BB to place third at 196.575 while host NCSU posted a 195.7. Mizzou's Sienna Schreiber won BB. LSU's Kiya Johnson won the AA (39.55), FX and tied for the VT title (with teammate Haleigh Bryant) and then shared the UB title with teammate Alyona Shchennikova and Iowa's Adeline Kenlin.
Link: Iowa Release
Olivia Coppola, CGI, placed 20th AA at nationals last year. This season she has won four of her six meets so far, including her state meet last weekend. She has also picked up 12 event wins over the season and she has placed no lower than 8th on any event.
Arizona's Malia Hargrove won the AA with a 39.425 to lead her squad into the Regional semi-final. She also won UB and tied for 1st on VT with WVU's Kianna Yancey. Wildcat Emily Mueller won BB while teammate Caroline Herry tied for 1st on FX with Yancey and Mountaineer Kendra Combs.
Cyclones picked up wins from Josie Bergstrom on VT, Hannah Loyim on BB and Maddie Diab on FX. Iowa St's Ariana Orrego tied for 1st on UB with WMU's Sarah Moravansky. Moravansky posted a 39.2 for an AA win over Loyim.
UNC's Elizabeth Culton won BB and tied for 1st on UB (with Towson's Lauren Keener) and on FX (with Towson's Jenna Weitz and Amy Stewart). On VT, UNC's Emery Summey tied for 1st with Towson's Elise Tisler and Camille Vitoff.
UW Oshkosh posted a 194.1 to win the NCGA Championship. Brockport was 2nd at 192.6 and UW La Crosse was just behind in third at 192.575. Host Ithaca was just 0.25 behind in 4th with a 192.325 while UW Whitewater was fifth at 191.975. Springfield completed the field with a 186.7.
UW-Whitewater's Emily North won the AA with a 38.6. The VT title was shared by Winona St's Kennedy O'Connor and UW Stou's Mikala Bugge. On UB, Brockport's Taylor Bushey shared top honors with Springfield's Winter Osbourne, UW La Crosse's Kerrie Legault and UW Oshkosh's Emily Buffington. Meanwhile on BB, UW Whitewater's Sarah Knetzke won the title and on FX, Brockport's Kyra Figuerelli took the title.
Event Champions were crowned at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals, with Navy athletes scoring five titles: Syam Buradagunta won FX, Daniel Clark Jr won PH, Joshua Williams won R, Dhiren Lutchman won PB and Giovanni Gambatese won HB. Iowa's Amari Sewell won the VT.
Link: USA Gymnastics Release
Marissa Ashton, BIO Gymnastics, finished 26th AA at nationals last season. This season she won the Hilton Head Invitational and she has picked several titles on bars, beam and floor throughout the season.
Navy won the team title at the Men's USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals. they posted a 400.5 to defeat Air Force's 394.05. W&M finished third at 381.05. Air Force's Garrett Braunton claimed the AA title, edging Navy frosh Isaiah Drake 81.45 to 81.15. This was Navy's second consecutive title.
Link: USA Gymnastics
Kadence Nguyen, Pearland Elite, placed 13th AA at regionals last season. Her season was off to a slow start, competing just bars and beam, but she competed all events at the Yellow Rose Invitational (8th AA).