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Season-High Road Score Gets No. 15 Gym Devils Fourth-Straight Win

Mar 4, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. – Behind four career highs and seven scores of 9.900 or better, No. 15 Sun Devil Gymnastics scored a new season-high road score of 197.375 to get the win at No. 20 Stanford on Friday night. 

Notable Stats

  • The meet was close after the first two rotations, but Arizona State (5-3, 5-2 Pac-12) pulled away after a strong floor rotation and would hold the lead over the home team Stanford (4-10-1). This is the fourth win for the Sun Devils and the fourth in a row against the Cardinal.
  • This was the third-straight 197-plus team score and first on the road. As a team, the Sun Devils had seven scores of 9.900 or better tonight. 
  • Five Pac-12 wins is the most the Gym Devils have had in a single season since 2001.
  • Event winners were junior Hannah Scharf in the all-around (39.425), sophomore Emily White on beam (9.925) and ties on vault with junior Jordyn Jaslow and sophomore Jada Mangahas (9.900) and on bars with Scharf and fellow junior Gracie Reeves (9.875).
  • Four Gym Devils earned new career highs in the meet. On vault, Jaslow and Mangahas both scored 9.900s, new personal bests for both of them. On beam, senior Megan Thompson scored a 9.900 and White notched a 9.925.
  • Mangahas had a strong night, scoring a 9.925 on floor, 9.900 on vault (career high) and 9.850 on bars. In the last three meets, she has not scored below a 9.825 and has four scores of 9.900-plus.
  • Scharf won her fourth all-around title of the year with a 39.425. She has only scored below a 9.800 in four routines this entire season. In the last four meets, she has at least two 9.900-pluses. On bars, she has been especially consistent, not scoring below a 9.825 all season.
  • There were two lead-off 9.900s in the win, the first from Jaslow on vault and the second from Thompson on beam. 

Co-Head Coaches Jay and Jess Santos

"The team had an amazing night with another close win on the road. We had a lot of great performances over all and the beam team did a phenomenal job at the end to seal the win. Stanford is a strong floor team, so we were going to have to go big on beam, and I was so proud of Megan who went 9.9 in the lead-off position. That really set us up at the end and I knew the rest of the lineup was going to was going to follow her lead. She was our second lead off of the night to start with a 9.9 as Jordyn had done so earlier on vault. Jada had another career night on her three events as she has done over the past few weeks. She is becoming such a rock for our program. Both our all-arounders had key moments with Hannah's great beam and floor performances and Emily notching a career high on beam.

We hit another big milestone with this group earning our 5th Pac-12 win this season, which is the most for the program since 2001. We are so proud of everything this team is doing and they are really improving from week to week! We have one last regular season meet, a tri-meet which will include the No. 2 team in the country. With the confidence we've been building the past few weeks, I anticipate it being a fantastic finish to our regular season and will be great preparation for the Pac-12 Championships the following week."

Final Results

  1. Arizona State, 197.375
  2. Stanford, 196.875

Rotation One: Bars, 49.250
All five scores that counted were a 9.800 or better to start off the meet. Two scored 9.875s: Reeves and Scharf. Mangahas and Clark added in 9.850s. Clark has not scored below a 9.850 on bars this season. The remaining scores were 9.800s from Theodorou and White.

Rotation Two: Vault, 49.300
The vault squad came up big for the Gym Devils as two earned new career highs. Both Jaslow and Mangahas scored a 9.900, new personal bests for both of them. Junior Gracie Reeves added a season-high 9.850. Additionally, Emily White and Alex Theodorou chipped in 9.825s. Theodorou has yet to score below a 9.800 in this event.

Rotation Three: Floor, 49.400
The floor squad brought it with Scharf and Mangahas leading the way with a pair of 9.925s. Scharf has four scores of 9.900 or better on floor this season while Mangahas has three. Clark matched her career high of 9.875, which she also earned earlier this season. Theodorou added a 9.850 while Jaslow scored a 9.825.

Rotation Four: Beam, 49.425
The beam lineup was hot from the start as Thompson led off with a career-high 9.900. White earned a career-high 9.925 for the best beam score of the night. Scharf also had a 9.900 for book-end scores on beam. Senior Jasmine Gutierrez, who has yet to score below a 9.800 on beam this year,  scored a 9.850. 

Up Next 
The Gym Devils have one final regular-season meet at home next Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m. MST. Arizona State will host No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 23 Boise State in a tri-meet. The Sun Devils will celebrate their seniors in their final meet in front of the home crowd at Desert Financial Arena.