Washington Heading To Corvallis For Meet Against Oregon State
SEATTLE, Wash.—Coming off their first home-win of the season, the Washington gymnastics team will go on the road this week to face Oregon State.
The GymDawgs, on top of winning the meet against Arizona, posted a season-high team score of 196.250. Skylar Killough-Wilhelm was, once again, the all-around winner with a score of 39.250.
"Putting four events fully together and seeing the scores rewarded for it is a huge confidence booster," said head coach Jen Llewellyn. "We still left a lot out on the floor, we got a great score, but with a lot of room for improvement. Each week they are seeing the potential that they have left in them."
The freshman this season have been stepping up and contributing in many ways. In the dual meet with Arizona, freshmen Lana Navarro and Ashley Blum both scored a 9.875 to be crowned the floor winners and propel the GymDawgs to a win.
Navarro has been standing out in the lineups after she scored a 9.900 on beam against Arizona State in her first collegiate appearance on beam.
"For us, it is really not about the win or lose," said Llewellyn. "It is about us competing against us and focusing on what we can do this weekend to get a good road score that helps us in the rankings. What we care about is how can we stay focused on ourselves and be better than we were last week."
As steady improvement and consistency occur for the Huskies, success is sure to follow in the remaining season ahead. The GymDawgs depth will also aid them down the line and as the season progresses.
"This is the most depth we have had in a few years," said Llewellyn. "We talk about everyone being ready for when their name is called. I think it takes a lot of pressure off people like Skylar [Killough-Wilhelm] and Amara [Cunningham]."
The Beavers come into the meet with an overall record of 5-1. They have found success, in-part, due to Olympian, Jade Carey on their roster.
The meet in Corvallis, is set for 12 p.m. PT on Sunday, February 13. The meet will also be available to watch on Pac-12 Insider for free. Click here for more information on how to watch.
"Luckily, we have already competed at OSU this season," said Llewellyn. "It is a comfortable arena, we know what to expect, we know their equipment, we know their crowd."
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