GymDawgs Record Six Career Highs In Meet With Utah
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Washington women's gymnastics team posted another career high team score of 197.275 in their dual meet with No. 4 Utah.
The GymDawgs, in addition to posting a new season-high team score, had six different gymnasts post new career high scores. The Red Rocks were able to win the overall meet with a 197.950, but the GymDawgs continue to trend in the right direction.
The new career-highs were set by Lana Navarro on vault with a 9.900, Geneva Thompson on bars with a 9.925, Brenna Brooks on beam posting a 9.900, Morgan Bowles on bars scoring a 9.875, and finally, Skylar Killough-Wilhelm with a 39.550 all-around score.
"I have been trying to work on the smaller details in practice and building confidence," said Thompson. "I am super proud and really excited. It is hard being down, but it is even harder getting back up. I am super proud of everybody. It is about trusting the process and I feel like everyone is now doing that."
Thompson's 9.925 was the highest score on bars of the evening, crowning her the winner of the event.
Killough-Wilhelm also tied her career records on both floor and beam. On floor she recorded a 9.900 and on beam she posted a 9.925.
"It is all about progressing forward and building from the last week," said Killough-Wilhelm. "I am really proud of this team. We are getting into our groove now. I'm really excited to see where the rest of the season goes."
This dual meet was the second meet in three days for the Huskies, however despite traveling and competing back-to-back, the GymDawgs were ready as ever to compete at their full potential.
"It's really hard to compete two out of three nights," said head coach Jen Llewellyn. "It is physically taxing but more so mentally taxing. For them, doing well at Metroplex really set the tone for the weekend. They were hungry and super excited and confident. Coming in today, I was super proud of how they were able to respond."
This meet was a chance for the GymDawgs to regain momentum as they continue with the rest of their season ahead.
Next, the GymDawgs head to California to take on UCLA on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. PT.
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