UCLA's Danusia Francis won beam with a 10 and teammate Samantha Peszek won vault, bars and the AA (39.7) as UCLA broke 197 despite problems on vault and beam. Olivia Courtney of the Bruins won floor.
USU's score enabled them to secure a spot at the NCAA Regionals for the first time since 2007.
Link: USU Release
In past seasons, the Race to Regionals has focused on the Top 18 seeded teams, because these teams were considered to have the best shot at advancing to Nationals. The top 18 also determine the top three seeds in each Regional. While the top 18 is still important, widespread scoring variation and increasing parity has made the Top 18 only interesting from a Regional placement perspective of the very top seeds.
What's more important right now is who is going to qualify for Regionals. Although these teams may not be considered to be in high contention for a berth at Nationals, qualifying to Regionals is still very important to these squads. Right now, there are 8 teams in contention for one of three remaining spots at Regionals. The top 33 teams are assured of a place at Regionals.
New Hampshire defeated host NC State, nipping the Wolfpack by 0.05 on Senior Day. Kelsey Aucoin led UNH with a win on BB. Senior Stephanie Ouellette had a standout day, winning vault, bars and the AA (career high 39.525). Teammate Brittni Watkins won the floor.
Link: UNH Release
William and Mary celebrated Senior Day with a win over Temple. Brittany Stover led the way for W&M, winning the AA (38.975). Teammate Olivia O'Connor won the UB. Temple was led by Lauren Capone, who won the vault and tied for the floor title with teammate Jasmine Johnson. Teammate Sylvie Borschel won the beam.
Link: W&M Release
GWU posted its highest mark of the year in the win over Towson and Yale. Chelsea Raineri led GWU, winning the vault and tying for the UB title with teammate Betsy Zander and the floor title with Towson's Alexa Davis. Zander tied for the BB tittle with Towson's Lauren Ross. GWU's Kayla Carto won the AA with a 38.9.
Link: Towson Release
Both teams are locked in a battle to qualify for the Regional meet, and both squads needed solid scores to keep them in the hunt. Maryland won, led by Karen Tang's two shared victories on bars and floor. On bars, she tied with teammate Jessie Black and WVU's Hope Sloanhoffer. She tied on floor with Sloanhoffer. Teammate Stephanie Giameo won the beam. Sloanhoffer won the vault and the AA (39.5) to lead the Mountaineers.
Link: WVU Release
Most L10 state meets will take place next weekend. However, a few states scheduled their meets early. We'll post information as the scores are available. Here is a look at the commits in the senior divisions, most of whom will join their college teams in the next two years.
2 - Erin Tucker- Towson '15-16
Cal posted a 49.275 to come from behind and pull out a win over UC Davis. Frosh Jessica Howe led the way, winning the AA with a 39.35. She also won the BB. Teammate Serena Leong won the vault and tied for the floor title with UC Davis' Stephanie Stamates. Cal's Leilani Alferos won the bars.
Link: UC Davis Release
UGA posted a season high road score, but the Utes countered with a season-high 198.025 to take the win. Utah's Nansy Damianova scored a 10 on floor to lead the Utes. Teammates Georgia Dabritz, Kailah Delaney and Tory Wilson won at least a share of two event titles. Dabritz won the UB and tied on vault with Delaney, Wilson and UGA's Brandie Jay. Wilson and Delaney tied with UGA's Lindsey Cheek for the BB title. Gym Dog Brittany Rogers won the AA with a 39.6.
Link: UGA Release