Jessie Jordan, Cypress Gymnastics in Texas, has verbally committed to LSU. The high school sophmore intends to graduate in December 2011 so she can compete in the 2012 season. She competed as a Sr. Elite this season, placing 3rd AA at the Metroplex Meet and 10th AA (1st V) at the Houston National Invite.
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Amanda Lievendag, L10 at Harford Gymnastics in Maryland, has committed to BGSU for the 2011-12 season. Leivendag has numerous top five finishes in her regular season meets this year and she recently finished 2nd AA at the Maryland state meet and 7th AA at regionals.
UCLA and Arkansas advanced easily out of the Los Angeles Regional. UCLA posted a nation-high 197.825 to defeat Arkansas' 196.675. Anna Li led UCLA, posting a 10.0 on UB and winning VT. Teammate Vanessa Zamarripa edged her for the AA title with a 39.675. Teammate Brittani McCullough won the FX. For Arkansas, Casey Jo Magee won the BB.
Advancing as AAers are Iowa State's Michelle Browning and ASU's Mary Atkinson.All scores are unofficial, based on stats.
Florida posted a big 197.675 to defeat host Utah. Utah posted a 196.9. Ashanee Dickerson led Florida, posting a 39.7 for the AA win. She dominated throughout. Dickerson also won the BB and tied for the UB with teammates Maranda Smith and Amanda Castillo, and Utah's Daria Bijak. Dickerson also tied for 1st on FX with a host of others.
Boise State's Hannah Redmon won the VT with a near perfect 9.975, advancing to Nationals on that event. She also tied for first on FX, where she tied with Utah's Annie DiLuzio, Auburn's Rachel Inniss, and Washington's Kristen Linton and Samantha Walior. It has not been determined if these other FX co-champs advance.
Two other DU athletes advanced as AAers, with Kelley Hennigan taking the first spot and Brianna Artemev winning the tiebreaker for the 2nd slot.
Link: Utah Release
Host #15 Missouri, the #3 seed, advanced as one of three Big 12 teams to advance. They posted a 196.5 for the win. Oregon State posted a 196.275 for 2nd.
There will be a new national champion this season as UGA does not advance, losing on the tiebreaker to the Beavers.
Missouri was led by Sarah Shire, who won the AA with a 39.625. She dominated the Regional, winning VT and tying with Oregon State's Laura Ann Chong on UB and UGA's Courtney McCool on FX. McCool won BB to advance to Nationals there and on FX.
Iowa's Rebecca Simbhudas advanced as an indvidual AAer. Minnesota's Alexis Russell won the tiebreaker to advance in the 2nd slot for Nationals.
Link: UGA Release
Alabama posted a 197.4 to win the Lexington Regional. Nebraska followed with a 195.975 to secure the second slot.
Gerelan Stack-Eaton of Alabama won the AA with a 39.55, edging teammate Ashley Priess. Stack-Easton tied for 1st on VT with teammate Kayla Hoffman, NU's Erin Davis and Illinois' Allison Buckley and Whitney Rose and on UB with teammate Kassi Price and NU's Britnee Habbib. Priess won the BB while Bama's Morgan Dennis won the FX.
Sarah Schmidt of Illinois and Nicole Curler of MSU advanced as the top two AAers not on a qualifying squad.
1. Bama 197.4
2. NU 195.975
3. Illinois 195.425
4. CMU 195.1
5. UK 194.975
6. MSU 194.475
Link: Bama Release
Oklahoma took the regional at University Park, posting a 197.25. LSU, with a 196.4, stayed ahead of host PSU at 196.05 to grab the other slot.
Brandi Personett (39.55) and Sharaya Musser (39.2) of Penn State went 1-2 in the AA, grabbing the two qualifying spots to Nationals in the process. Personett and Jackson tied for the VT title. Jackson also picked up the title on UB.
OU's Hollie Vise won the BB while teammate Jackie Flanery won the FX.
|1||University of Oklahoma||197.250|
|2||Louisiana State University||196.400|
|3||Penn State University||196.050|
|4||University of New Hampshire||194.800|
|5||Ohio State University||193.875|
|6||University of Maryland||193.750|
Link: OU Release
Stanford won the Morgantown Regional with a score of 196.775. Michigan was second with a 195.8 and advances.
Michigan's Kylee Botterman won the AA with a 39.55, just ahead of Stanford's Carly Janiga. Stanford's Shelley Alexander won the VT and BB. Michigan's Jordan Sexton won the UB, while Botterman and teammate Natalie Beilstein tied for the FX title.
The two AAers advancing who are not part of a qualifying team are Taylor Seaman of NC State and Elise Wheeler of SUU.
|2||University of Michigan||195.800|
|3||Southern Utah University||195.325|
|4||West Virginia University||195.100|
|5||Kent State University||194.825|
|6||North Carolina State University||193.425|
Link: Michigan Release
JO Regional meets are being held this weekend. Placements for signees/commits will be updated as they become available.
Heather Zaniewski, L10 from Tumble Time Gymnastics in Massechussetts, has committed to compete for Temple next season. Last year she competed at the L9 level, finishing 17th AA at the Eastern Nationals.
Kaylee Meyers, L10 from Edge Gymnastics in Missouri, has committed to Eastern Michigan for the 2010-11 season. She has had a good competitive season, recently finishing 5th AA at the Missouri State Optional Meet.
Paisley Read of Olympus Gymnastics in Utah will sign with TWU in the late season signing period for the 2010-11 season. Read, a three year L10, recently finished 3rd AA at the Vegas Cup and 2nd AA at the Utah State Optional Meet.
Illinois won its second straight Big 10 Men's Gymnastics title on Friday night. Michigan Chris Cameron won the AA with a 89.8. Teammate Mel Anton Santander was 2nd withy a 88.45.
1) Illinois 359.7
2) Michigan 358.150
3) Penn State 347.300
4) Ohio State 346.950
5) Minnesota 346.500
6) Iowa 337.800
Link: Illinois Release