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Two Event Titles Help Gym Devils To Best Road Score Since 2003

Feb 14, 2021

Final Results

BERKELEY, Calif. – Sarah Clark and Anaya Smith both took home event titles in beam and vault, respectively, as the No. 14 Gym Devils earn their best road score since 2003 in a second-place finish at No. 16 Cal on Sunday, 197.100 to 196.650. 
Notable Stats

  • Arizona State (2-4) scored the highest regular season road score in program  history since February 2003. ASU has now scored a 196.000-plus for the fourth time this season, third in a row. This is also the second-highest team score of the season.
  • The Sun Devils continued to surpass that 49.000 on all four events. This continued streaks on each event, including every meet this season on bars and five straight on beam. 
  • On bars, the streak of 49.000+ is up to 10 dating back to last season. The longest streak on bars in program history is 11 in 2019.
  • Freshman Sarah Clark won the beam title with a 9.950, her first beam title in her young career. Her 9.950 was the first for a Sun Devil on beam since 2009 when Tiana Jean earned that mark.
  • Another freshman won an event title, with Anaya Smith scoring a 9.925 on vault to earn that crown. It is her second vault win of the year and the highest vault score by a Gym Devil in 2021.
  • Sophomore Hannah Scharf was the lone all-around competitor for ASU. She excelled in three of the four events, tying her career high on bars (9.875) while earning a 9.875 on vault and a 9.900 on floor. 
  • Freshman Emily White tied her career highs on all three events she competed on Sunday. She earned a 9.825 on vault, 9.850 on bars and 9.850 on beam. 
  • On floor, two Sun Devils matched or earned season highs. Senior Cairo Leonard-Baker scored a 9.900, tying her season high from last week. Sophomore Juliette Boyer earned a new season high with a 9.875. 

Arizona State Head Coach Jay Santos
"This young team is quietly becoming a force on the competition floor and today's meet was one of those that showed me what this team is made off. We didn't start off as strong as we would have liked on our strongest event (bars), but they didn't let that deter them from a very strong finish. We ended up with our highest road score in over 15 years and that is an important step towards being ready for postseason. The loss was tough, but the team is motivated to get back in the gym and will keep pushing on putting it all together."

Final Results

  1. California, 197.100
  2. Arizona State, 196.650

Rotation One: Bars, 49.075
The Gym Devils continued their solid performance on bars, surpassing 49.000 for the sixth meet in a row. Scharf led the charge by matching her career best 9.875 for the fourth time this season. White also tied her career high with a 9.850, while Boyer contributed a 9.825. 

Rotation Two: Vault, 49.200
Smith led the way on vault, scoring a 9.925, the highest vault score by any Gym Devil this season. White tied another career high after scoring a 9.825. Scharf contributed a 9.875, and Leonard-Baker had a 9.800. This was the second week in a row the Gym Devils scored above a 49.000. 

Rotation Three: Floor, 49.325

The floor squad posted a score above 49.000 for the third week in a row. Scharf and Leonard-Baker both scored 9.900 on floor, tying Leonard-Baker's season high. Boyer also scored a season high with a 9.875. Clark and Jada Mangahas both contributed 9.825s to the event total. 

Rotation Four: Beam, 49.050
Clark was a bright spot on beam, scoring a 9.950, the first 9.950 from a Gym Devil since 2009. White scored a 9.850, tying a career high for the third time this meet. Megan Thompson also contributed a 9.800.  

Up Next
The meet at home against Stanford originally scheduled for February 20 has been canceled due to due a lack of adequate training time to prepare to compete safely at the highest level for the Stanford gymnastics program. As of right now, the next meet scheduled for the Gym Devils is on February 28 at Washington.