ASU won the gymnastics matchup over cross-state rival Arizona, in the "Territorial Cup". For ASU, Jada Mangahas won the AA (39.225) and Anaya Smith and Alex Theodorou tied for 1st on VT. Teammates Emily White and Hannah Scharf tied for 1st on FX with Arizona's Caroline Herry. Arizonsa's Sophie Derr won UB while Emily Mueller won BB.
Link: ASU Release
Reina Marchal, a L10 from Academy of Gymnastics/Salcianu's, has committed to Oregon State, starting in 2024-2025. Marchal finished 10th AA at the 2023 Region 1 L10 Regionals. She also placed 30th AA at the 2021 Women's Development Program L10 Nationals.
We're in mid-February and it's time to assess the season so far. The first half has gone in a blink of an eye, and the expansive coverage across multiple platforms has made NCAA gymnastics available to a wider and wider audience. Here's a few thoughts so far.
OU retains the top spot in the Women's National Rankings for the week of February 12th. Cal holds onto 2nd, with LSU in 3rd. Utah is close behind in 4th, with Kentucky and Florida within the next tenth back.
Springfield posted its highest score since 2016 in a win over W&M. Sam Kaplan led SC with a win in the AA at 79.6. He also won the PB. They also picked up wins from Will Wilson on FX and R plus Peyton Cramer and Felix Kriedemann on PH. For W&M, Same Lee won VT and Rickey Pizem won the HB.
Cal rallied from a shaky beam rotation to overtake Arizona for the win. Cal was led by eMjae Frazier, who won the AA (39.575), the BB and tied for for 1st on FX with teammate Kyen Mayhew. Cal's Madelyn Williams won UB. For Arizona, Malia Hargrove won VT (9.975). Cal star Mya Lauzon missed the meet.
Link: Cal Release
UAA was led by Claudia Lessig, who won the AA (38.825) and tied for 1st on the UB with Talladega's Kiora Peart-Williams. Talladega's Alondra Maldonado won BB and FX. Teammate Krystin Johnson won VT.
Link: Centenary Release
Towson's Elise Tisler won VT while teammate Grace Vaillancourt tied for 1st on BB with Rutger's Stephanie Zannella. For Rutgers, Avery Balser won UB. On FX, Kylie Gorgenyi of UNH, Julia Bedell of Brown and Emily Leese of Rutgers shared the top mark.
Link: UNH Release
Kent St posted the 3rd highest total in school history. Kent St's Alyssa Guns tied for 1st on FX with teammate Dani Fuertez and Karlie Franz and on BB with NIU's Alyssa Al-Ashari. Teammate Kennedy Weinpert won VT while Kent St's Sarah Haxton won UB.
Link: Kent St Release
SUNY Brockport won the title at the Empire State Collegiate Championships. LIU's Syd Morris won the AA and tied for 1st on BB with Cornell's Regina Walton & Alexandra Quiana. Cornell's Sydney Beers won VT while teammate Morgan Shambo won UB. On FX, Utica's Alexis Castelleneta took the top spot.
Link: Cornell Release