Denver defeated Minnesota, posting a big early season score and winning all our events, including a 49.0 on BB. For the Pioneers, Kelley Hennigan won the VT title while Ellen McCarthy and Lauren Garan tied for the BB title. Gopher Alexis Russell won the AA with a 39.075, as well as the UB. Frosh teammate Janell Campbell won the FX.
Link: Minn Release
UCLA score the nation's top score thus far, hitting a 196.6. UCLA's Elyse Hopfner Hibbs won the AA with a 39.375, capturing a title on FX and a tie on BB with teammate Vanessa Zamarripa. Zamarripa also won the VT, while teammate Anna Li completed the Bruin sweep with the UB title. Kyndal Robarts led Utah with a 39.15 AA.
Link: UCLA Release
Michigan won their home opener, led by Kylee Botterman's 39.15 AA victory. Botterman also captured the UB title. Frosh Natalie Beilstein had a stellar debut for the Wolverines, winning VT with Yurchenko 1 1/2 and FX. Iowa's Houry Gebeshian won the BB title.
Link: UM Release
Georgia held off Stanford on the last event to post Head Coach Jay Clark's first victory, in front of a sellout crowd of 10,224. Courtney McCool posted a 9.925 to secure the win for the GymDogs in the last routine of the competition. Stanford's Carly Janiga posted a 39.3 for the AA win to lead the Cardinal. In addition to McCool's win on the FX, teammate Marcia Newby won VT, while teammates Kathryn Ding and Gina Nuccio tied for 1st on the UB. Grace Taylor completed the UGA sweep.
Link: UGA Release
UNH's Chelsea Steinberg won the BB and tied with teammate Helena Diodati on the VT to lead the Wildcats. Teammate Danielle Reibold won the UB, while another teammate, Katie Caliendo, won the FX. The Wildcats suffered problems on UB, but pulled out team wins on the other three events.
Link: Rutgers Release
Oregon State, led by standout frosh Makayla Stambaugh's big 39.275 AA title, cruised to a big pin with a 195.625. Illinois posted a 192.85, while Air Force posted a 184.475 to beat Alaska's 183.475. Competing like a veteran, Stambaugh posted a 9.85 to win the FX. Teammate Laura Ann Chong posted two victories, winning the BB while tying with teammate Leslie Mak on the UB. She also tied for 2nd on FX with Illinois' Allison Buckley. Buckley tied for the FX title with the Beaver's Mandi Rodriguez.
Link: Illinois Release
Nebraska cruised to a big victory, winning all four events and the AA. Maria Scaffidi posted a 39.0 and won FX. Teammate Kylie Stone sat out the FX but won VT and tied with fellow Huskers Britnee Habbib and Kathryn Howard for the BB title. Habbib also won the UB title, showing nice back and front stalder work. UW settled down after a jittery first two rotations, led by Hatsune Akaogi.
Link: NU Release
A solid and well-prepared OU squad defeated the Gators, who ran into trouble in their opening event. OU was led by Holly Vise, who won BB with a 9.9 and tied with teammates Natasha Kelley and Jackie Flanery for the UB title. Flanery won the FX as well. For Florida, frosh Ashanee Dickerson's 39.35 AA led a powerful charge from the newcomers, especially the newly arrived Marissa King and Liz Green. Dickerson tied for the VT title with teammate Maranda Smith.
Link: OU Release
LSU won their home opener, posting a 194.375 to defeat the Terrapins. Susan Jackson won the AA with a 39.275 while teammate Kayla Rogers posted three scores of 9.8+, including a win on VT. Jackson won UB and FX, while teammate Summer Hubbard won BB.
Link: LSU Release
Iowa State hit 22 for 24 routines to post a big opening meet win. ISU's Michelle Browning posted a 38.8 to take the AA title. She also won the FX, while three teammates each won an event. Jody McKellar won VT, Ceilia Maccani won UB and Ashley Kent won BB.
Link: Iowa State Release
Michigan State posted a big win in its opener, edging higher ranked and 2009 Nationals qualifier Penn State. MSU posted a 193.925 to edge Penn State at 193.9. WVU posted a 191.225 while Western Michigan marked a 189.525. Penn State's Brandi Personnett dominated, winning the VT, BB and FX en route to a 39.225 AA victory. WVU's Naja Johnson won UB.
Link: Michigan State Release
Led by Mary Burke's first AA win (39.2), Mizzou posted an impressive first meet total. Burke also posted wins on UB and FX. Teammate Sarah Shire captured both the VT and BB, but a fall on her Gienger following a wayward giant full kept her off the AA pace. Ohio State competed just six athletes, as Beth Ann Ballard went down with a reported ACL injury in warmups. In three events, just five athletes competed.
Link: Missouri Release
Bama hit five BB routines in a row to close out the meet and pull out the cross-state win. Bama's Geralan Stack Eaton won the AA with a 39.225 while teammates Morgan Dennis and frosh Ashley Sledge won VT and UB, respectively.
Bama Release: Link
Betsy Zander, L10 from Docksiders Gymnastics in Maryland, has committed to compete for George Washington University next season. She placed 3rd AA, 3rd UB, 4th BB at her 2009 Regional meet. She recently finished 3rd at the COTC (2nd UB, 3rd BB) and 6th at the World Class Invite (2nd UB, 3rd FX).