GymDawgs host Arizona State
SEATTLE – The Washington GymDawgs are back in Seattle as the Pac-12 season continues this week. The GymDawgs will host the Arizona State Sun Devils on Sunday, February 28, at 2:00 PM PT. This meet will be streamed live via the free Washington live stream.
Last year the GymDawgs put up a score of 196.875 against Arizona State in Tempe. During that meet, Washington had three individual event winners, three career-highs, and two season-highs.
Last week, the Washington GymDawgs won their first meet of the season with a score of 194.125 against Arizona. The GymDawgs won every event for the first time since March 6, 2020. Katie McNamara, Amara Cunningham, Skylar Killough-Wilhelm, and Geneva Thompson all earned event titles in the meet. McNamara and Killough-Wilhelm each came away with multiple event titles. The last time the GymDawgs had four different gymnasts win event titles in a meet, was February 10, 2020, when Evanni Roberson, Madison Copiak, Thompson, and Cunningham all won event titles against Stanford.
McNamara and Killough-Wilhelm became the first Washington freshmen to earn event titles since 2017. McNamara led the way for the GymDawgs, winning the vault and all-around titles. She scored a career-high 9.875 on vault. That routine helped her win the all-around with a score of 39.075, the first freshman since 2011 to win an all-around title.
Killough-Wilhelm and Thompson both won the event title on bars with a score of 9.850. Killough-Wilhelm matched her career-high in Arizona, the last time she earned a score of 9.850 was earlier this season against Utah. On beam, Killough-Wilhelm led the way for the GymDawgs earning a career-high 9.825 for another event title. The las time a freshman won a beam title was in 2012, by McKenzie Fechter who tied for the beam title with fellow teammate Megan Whitney.
This is the third week in a row that Thompson and Cunningham have come home with event titles. The last time a gymnast won event titles three meets in a row was last year with Krystin Hoffa and Evanni Roberson. Cunningham put up a score of 9.80 on floor, giving her a share of the event title. Since the beginning of 2020, Cunningham has scored below a 9.800 on floor just once while recording five scores of 9.900 or higher. On vault, Cunningham had a 9.850, the second highest score on that event at the meet last week, behind only McNamara.
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