GymDawgs Host No. 6 Cal
SEATTLE – The Washington GymDawgs continue their flurry of competition as they host No. 6 California on Wednesday, March 10 at 1:00 PM. The GymDawgs then head to Berkeley to take on Cal again on Sunday, March 14. The March 10 meet against Cal will not count as a Pac-12 competition. This meet will be aired live and free via the Washington live stream.
Last year, the GymDawgs earned a big win against No. 10 California with several career performances. The team put up a score of 197.225 to tie for the eighth-best score in Washington gymnastics history.
On Sunday, the GymDawgs put up their best score of the season, taking second place at the tri meet with a 195.000. Skylar Killough-Wilhelm won her first all-around title with a career-high score of 39.275. She joins Katie McNamara as the only GymDawgs freshmen with all-around titles in the last eight years. Killough-Wilhelm earned a score of 9.850 on bars, her third score above a 9.800 on that event this season. She also earned a career-high score of 9.875 on floor. This was her third time competing on floor since the second meet of the season on January 30 at Utah.
McNamara and Killough-Wilhelm had combined for five event titles this year, two for McNamara and three for Killough-Wilhelm. They are the first freshmen to win event titles for Washington since 2017. The last GymDawg freshman with more event titles in their freshman season was Zoey Schaefer, who had four floor titles in 2015. Schaefer and Hailey Burleson were the last freshmen with multiple titles, both in 2015.
Amara Cunningham continues to dominate on floor earning a 9.925 and winning her fourth floor title of the season on Sunday. The last GymDawg to earn more than four floor titles in a season was Kristyn Hoffa, who had five floor titles in 2020. 12 of Cunningham's last 13 floor routines have earned a score of 9.800 or higher, stretching back to the 2019 season. Cunningham has a score of 9.800 or higher on floor in 10 straight meets. The last GymDawg to go double-digit routines on floor with a score of 9.800 or higher was Hailey Burleson, who had a 13-routine streak in 2018.
Geneva Thompson scored a career-high 39.225 in all-around on Sunday. She continues her streak of having at least one score of 9.800 or higher in 16 consecutive meets. Thompson scored a 9.850 on vault and floor in the tri meet. She last missed that mark in the season opener of 2020, recording a 9.750 on her only event, bars. The last GymDawg to have a longer streak was Madison Copiak, who managed 40 consecutive meets with a score of 9.800 or higher on one event.
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