No. 4 Red Rocks score season low in first-ever loss to Arizona after shaky beam


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SALT LAKE CITY — The No. 4 Crimson Rocks discovered themselves able they’ve by no means been in earlier than within the storied historical past of this system Friday evening.

On the McKale Heart in Tucson, Arizona, the Crimson Rocks have been on the dropping finish of a convention meet towards a winless Arizona workforce. It is the primary time in 68 tries that Arizona has come away with a win towards Utah.

The Crimson Rocks entered the ultimate rotation of the evening on beam with a .500 lead over the GymCats and regarded to make it 68-straight wins in this system’s closing convention meet of the season. However after two falls on beam by Adrienne Randall and Cristal Isa, Utah didn’t cross the 197 mark for the primary time this season, falling to Arizona 196.850-196.775.

It was the third meet in every week’s time for Utah and an uncharacteristic evening after two meets with the very best scores of the season.

Utah head coach Tom Farden mentioned he was “clearly disenchanted” by the consequence, however felt his workforce had a ok evening on the primary three rotations earlier than the evening fell aside on beam with the 2 falls.

And although a loss to Arizona stings within the second, Utah has carried out sufficient within the final two meets — a 198.000 towards Oregon State and a 197.950 towards Washington — to enhance their nationwide qualifying rating to maneuver as much as No. 2 within the nation when the rankings are up to date Monday (barring enhancements from different groups within the nation).

Friday evening’s meet was about enhancing upon a earlier low highway rating towards California (197.275), however the Crimson Rocks must wait till the ultimate highway meet of the season towards LSU to make up floor in NQS.

And to Arizona’s credit score, they introduced their finest efficiency of the season Friday evening and recorded a season-high rating towards the league’s preseason favourite, beating a earlier season excessive of 196.400 towards in-state rival Arizona State on Feb. 12.

The Crimson Rocks managed favorable scores within the first three rotations — a 49.350 on bars, a 49.300 on vault and a 49.400 on flooring — however could not preserve the lead on an occasion that has been hit and miss for the workforce this season.

Utah has recorded the very best workforce rating on beam this season twice however has had three meets with low scores hovering round 49. However a season low of 48.725 on Friday was the underside of the competitors.

Freshman Amelie Morgan led off on beam with a 9.875 rating, adopted up by fellow Olympian Grace McCallum’s 9.90 to present the beam workforce a robust begin. However Adrianne Randall fell off the beam on her first trick after which struggled to complete out the routine with out some stumbles.

Abby Paulson received the workforce again on monitor with a 9.90 rating within the fourth spot, however Cristal Isa could not save herself from a fall within the fifth spot. Isa completed her routine with none errors and caught the touchdown to attain a 9.075, however the injury was already carried out. Even Maile O’Keefe’s 9.975 within the anchor place wasn’t sufficient will Utah again for a win.

One optimistic for the Crimson Rocks is freshman Kara Eaker, who sprained her ankle within the first week of the season, exhibitioned on beam Friday evening; nonetheless, she didn’t dismount from the beam in her gradual return to exercise.

McCallum, who was the one member of the Crimson Rocks to take part in all occasions, gained the all-around competitors with a 39.500 rating. She beat out Arizona’s Malia Hargrove (39.450) and Emily Mueller (39.350).

The Crimson Rocks have every week off earlier than returning to motion towards Minnesota on the Huntsman Heart on March 4 (7 p.m. MST, Pac-12) within the workforce’s closing house recreation of the season.

Staff scores

No. 4 Utah

  • Bars (49.350)
  • Vault (98.650, 49.300)
  • Flooring (148.050, 49.400)
  • Beam (196.775, 48.725)

Arizona

  • Vault (49.075)
  • Bars (98.275, 49.200)
  • Beam (147.550, 49.275)
  • Flooring (196.850, 49.300)

Particular person Crimson Rock scores

1st Rotation: Bars (49.350)

  • Amelie Morgan: 9.825
  • Grace McCallum: 9.850
  • Abby Paulson: 9.875
  • Sage Thompson: 9.925
  • Maile O’Keefe: 9.775
  • Cristal Isa: 9.875

2nd Rotation: Vault (49.300)

  • Sage Thompson: 9.800
  • Cammy Corridor: 9.250
  • Lucy Stanhope: 9.875
  • Jaedyn Rucker: 9.950
  • Alexia Burch: 9.850
  • Grace McCallum: 9.825

third Rotation: Flooring (49.400)

  • Abby Paulson: 9.850
  • Jaylene Gilstrap: 9.825
  • Jaedyn Rucker: 9.875
  • Grace McCallum: 9.925
  • Maile O’Keefe: 9.925
  • Sydney Soloski: 9.825

4th Rotation: Beam (48.725)

  • Amelie Morgan: 9.875
  • Grace McCallum: 9.900
  • Adrienne Randall: 8.925
  • Abby Paulson: 9.900
  • Cristal Isa: 9.075
  • Maile O’Keefe: 9.975

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