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No. 17 Gym Devils Notch Season-High Road Score in Win at UW

Feb 28, 2021

Final Results

SEATTLE - Winning in Seattle for the first time since 2010, No. 17 Sun Devil Gymnastics scored a new season-high road score of 197.050 to beat Washington's 193.575 on the road on Sunday. 

Notable Stats

  • Arizona State (4-4) surpassed 197.000 for the third time this season, the first time doing so in a single year since 2004 when ASU also passed that mark three times. This was also the first 197.000-plus on the road since January 2003.
  • This was the 16th-best team score in program history, the third score this season placing in the top 20 in the record book.
  • The Sun Devils set a new program record for consecutive weeks earning a 49.000 or better on bars with 12 in a row. They put up a 49.325, the third time over a 49.300 this season.
  • Arizona State has scored a 49.000 in all four events for the fourth meet in a row, tying a program record set in 2003.
  • Sophomore standout Hannah Scharf won the all-around title with a 39.500, her fifth AA win of the season. She also won the beam title with a 9.900 in the anchor spot and the pressure on. Additionally, she matched her career high on bars with a 9.875.
  • The Sun Devils took the other three event titles as well. Anaya Smith won her fourth vault title with a 9.900, her third meet in a row scoring at least a 9.900. Sarah Clark notched a career-high 9.925 to win her second bars title. Lastly, senior Cairo Leonard-Baker won floor with a season-high 9.925.
  • This was the second meet of the season where Arizona State swept all of the event titles in a win, the first being the last meet against Arizona.
  • Leonard-Baker had a strong meet in addition to winning her first event title of the year. She also matched her season-high on bars with a 9.900. She also added a 9.825 on vault.
  • The floor squad had a strong showing. ASU scored over a 49.300 for the fourth week in a row. Freshman Jada Mangahas earned a career-high 9.875 while sophomore Juliette Boyer tied her personal best with a 9.900. And as previously mentioned, Leonard-Baker won the title with her season-best 9.925.

Arizona State Head Coach Jay Santos
"This was a huge week for Sun Devil Gymnastics! The team delivered two big performances and I love what I'm seeing from them right now. The energy and drive that they are competing with is so much fun to be a part of.  Watching them attack each routine with confidence is really exciting.

We knew we needed a big road score and they delivered with a great performance. Cairo was lights out for us per usual and our freshman continue to improve and deliver high-quality routines. I honestly don't remember the last time a freshman class has made this big of an impact on a program. I think the shining moment of the night was how the beam team finished up after we had a mistake mid-lineup. Hannah anchored, as she has done all year, with a statement 9.900 routine to push us back over the 197+ mark. We are excited to keep this going."

Final Results
1. Arizona State, 197.050

2. Washington, 193.575

Rotation One: Bars, 49.325
The Gym Devils started the meet strong with many highs on bars and a total score of 49.325. Clark established her new career high in the event with a score of 9.925, winning the event title. Leonard-Baker then matched her season high with a score of 9.900. Scharf tied her career high for the fifth time this season with a score of 9.875. Bouncing back from a stumble in the last meet, Juliette Boyer improved on bars, finishing with a 9.825.

Rotation Two: Vault, 49.200
For the fourth week in a row, the Gym Devils scored above a 49.000 on vault. Mangahas and Leonard-Baker both achieved a score of 9.825. Scharf scored the second highest for the rotation at 9.850. Smith anchored the lineup and scored a 9.900 to win the title, her third week in a row scoring at least a 9.900. 

Rotation Three: Floor, 49.375
The Sun Devils brought it on the floor, surpassing a 49.000 for the fifth week in a row. Boyer tied her career best with a 9.900. After back-to-back strong performances on the floor, Mangahas and Scharf both scored a 9.875, a career high for Mangahas. Wrapping up the rotation, Leonard-Baker earned a season-high with the top score for the meet on floor with a 9.925. 

Rotation Four: Beam, 49.150
The Gym Devils continue to show their strength on beam this season, achieving a total score above 49.000 for the last seven meets. Junior Megan Thompson and freshman Emily White both contributed solid scores of 9.825. With a fall in the lineup before them, pressure was on for White, Clark and Scharf and all three hit their routines. Coming in clutch, Scharf finished the meet with a 9.900 to win the event title.

Up Next 
Arizona State will host in-state rival Arizona for the second time this season, facing off on Saturday, March 6, at 4 p.m. MST. The meet will be streamed live for fans to watch on the ASU live stream.