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GymDawgs Will Host Arizona Wildcats In Dual Meet

Feb 3, 2022

SEATTLE, Wash.-- Coming off a loss on the road to Arizona State, the Washington Gymnastics team is back at home to host the University of Arizona. The meet will take place on Saturday, February 5 at 3:30 pm. 
"I feel really optimistic," said Head Coach Jen Llewellyn. "Arizona is a great team and I think we are comparable. It will be a great match-up."
Last week, the GymDawgs posted recorded-breaking numbers on the beam event. Senior, Brenna Brooks led off on the event with a solid 9.875 to set the tone for the rest of the event. Freshman, Deiah Moody followed scoring a career-high 9.850. Lana Navarro, in her first ever appearance in the beam lineup, scored another career-high 9.900. Kennedi Davis then posted a 9.900. To anchor the Huskies on beam was all-around competitor, Skylar Killough-Wilhelm who scored a 9.925 to take home the individual event winner title. 

"After having a full week of practice, dissecting film, and goal setting, we are starting to, each week, really figure out where are strengths are individually and as a team," said Llewellyn. 
This week, it will be important for the GymDawgs to stay consistent and work on finishing and executing their routines. 
"We need to perform how we did against Arizona State in vault, bars, and beam," said Llewellyn. "We just need to trust ourselves and execute our floor routines like we have been in practice."

Arizona comes into this weekend after a loss to UCLA. They posted a 195.125 against the Bruins. 

This meet will also be an important one for Davis, who transferred to Washington this year from the University of Arizona. 

"Kennedi [Davis] is excited, she is fired up," said Llewellyn. "She's a very competitive person, so I think she is just excited to get out there."
The meet will also feature highlights from National Girls and Women in Sport Day and Black History Month education. 
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