Huskies Come Out On Top In Tri-Meet
SEATTLE, Wash. – The Washington gymnastics team scored a 196.825 in their tri-meet with Utah State and Stanford. Stanford posted a 196.375 to come in second and Utah State finished with a 196.225 to come in third.
To start things off, Amara Cunningham scored a 9.875 to tie for first place on vault. Cunningham also tied as the winner on floor with a score of 9.900.
HIT 'EM WITH THE SHOULDERS!!! Amara Cunningham a 9.900??
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The sole all-around competitor for Washington, Skylar Killough-Wilhelm, also had a big night. She won the beam event with a 9.925, followed closely behind in second place by her teammate Kennedi Davis who posted a 9.900.
"We have a great beam squad," said Llewellyn. "I think sometimes when we are away, we get a little tense in our gymnastics and when we are home, we are able to relax. So, you saw that on beam today, they are just comfortable."
Killough-Wilhelm also won the all-around with a score of 39.425.
It was a strong showing for the GymDawgs, overall, in the first home tri-meet of the season. After competing at BYU only two days prior, the Huskies were able to come out confident and showcase their consistency they have been working on all season.
"I am super proud of the team and super happy," said head coach Jen Llewellyn. "We took a risk by adding another meet on Friday. I was very pleased that they were able to respond to a heavy weekend and a lot of traveling and a lot of competition. They executed and we came out with a great score."
Next, the Huskies will face San Jose State on Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m. PT in Alaska Airlines Arena for their senior night celebration.
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