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Washington Gymnastics Team Drops Close Meet to ASU

Jan 29, 2022

TEMPE, AZ —The GymDawgs had the chance to win the meet, due to strong performances on beam, however The Sun Devils were able to score a 195.275 to top the 195.100 that the Huskies posted. 
 
"It is bittersweet," said Head Coach Jen Llewellyn. "It was remarkable that we were able to respond the way we did on beam, after having a rough go at floor."
 
The GymDawgs (1-3) came out strong on vault where Geneva Thompson scored a 9.850 to win the event. On bars, Skylar Killough- Wilhelm showed her strength and consistency with a 9.925 to be the event winner. 
 
On floor, Amara Cunningham showed more of her composure scoring a 9.850 for a team high. 
 
The beam event is really where the GymDawgs showed major improvement and potential, posting season-high scores. To start off the lineup, senior, Brenna Brooks scored a 9.875 to give the Huskies momentum going into the rest of the lineup. Deiah Moody also had a strong night posting a solid 9.850.
 
"It was nice to see our beam competitors put their routines together like we know they can, and the scores showed that," said Llewellyn. "Especially when you are away and you are ending on beam, it is a huge confidence boost because beam is a make-or-break event when it comes down to it."
 
Freshman Lana Navarro, in her first-ever appearance in the beam lineup, posted a 9.900 followed by Kennedi Davis with the same score. A 9.925 by Killough-Wilhelm was the high score on beam for the night and she was crowned the individual winner. 
 
"ASU opened a door," said Llewellyn. "They had to count a fall and had some mistakes, so it was a close meet. It is frustrating that we could have won but I think that for our team, they had no idea how close it was at the end so it gave them a realization that at any given night, anything can happen, and they are capable of competing with anyone in the Pac-12."
 
All-around gymnast, Skylar Killough-Wilhelm tied for first place with a 39.375. 
 
Overall, the GymDawgs showed improvement on individual events and proved to themselves they can be serious contenders in the Pac-12. 
 
"With gymnastics, it is so subjective, so when you get those scores that you earned, then it carries and builds," said Llewellyn. "Week by week we are starting to realize more and more our potential, we just have to out four events together." 
 
Next, the Huskies take on the University of Arizona back at home at 3:30 p.m. PST.  

 

   VAULT
  • Cunningham earned a score of 9.800
  • Thompson scored a 9.850
BARS
  • Killough-Wilhem earned a 9.925
  • Brooks with a score of 9.825
BEAM
  • Killough-Wilhelm earned a score of 9.925
  • Davis with a score of 9.900
  • Navarro scored a 9.900
  • Brooks posted a 9.875
  • Deiah Moody contributed a 9.850
FLOOR
  • Cunningham with a 9.850

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