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GymCats Place Third in Regional Semifinal with a 196.800

Mar 31, 2022

NORMAN, Okla. – Arizona Gymnastics placed third in Session 2 of the NCAA Regional Semifinal in Norman, Okla. with a 196.800, the team's second highest score of the season and the program's highest score at a regional in history. The GymCats earned a 49.500 on floor, tied for the second highest floor score in program history.
"We had an awesome night," said head coach John Court. "This team was competitive and stayed in the moment. They controlled everything they could and left it all on the floor. Floor was incredible tonight. They did their best gymnastics when they had to, and we couldn't be more proud of them."
Balance Beam
The GymCats opened the meet on beam with a 49.125. Alysen Fears earned a 9.70 and Jessica Castles and Caroline Herry each earned 9.80s. Malia Hargrove posted a 9.90 to tie for second place and Sirena Linton tied her career best 9.925 in the anchor position to win the event title.
Floor Exercise
Arizona competed on floor in the second rotation and earned a 49.500, the second highest floor score in program history. All six GymCats scored 9.85 and above to contribute to the team's best floor rotation of the season. Libby Orman and Emily Mueller scored 9.85s. Fears and Herry posted a pair of 9.90s. Deets and Hargrove both earned career high scores of 9.925 to finish in a tie for second place.  
The GymCats earned a 48.925 on vault in the third rotation. Herry and Mueller earned a pair of 9.80s and to start the rotation. Danielle Nosek, Castles, Fears, and Hargrove all scored 9.775 to close out the rotation.
Uneven Bars
On bars, Arizona posted a 49.250 earn a season best score on the event. Arizona counted scores of 9.80 and above. Bailey McCabe posted a 9.80 and MacKinzie Kane scored a 9.825. Deets also earned a 9.825. Fears and Mueller both earned 9.85s and Hargrove anchored with a 9.90 to tie for fifth place.  
Fears, Hargrove, and Mueller competed in the all-around for the GymCats. Hargrove placed second with a career best 39.500. Fears earned a 39.225 and Mueller earned a 38.550.
Career Highs
Elena Deets – FX, 9.925
Alysen Fears – FX, 9.900 (tied)
Malia Hargrove – UB, 9.90 (tied); FX, 9.925 (tied); AA, 39.500
Sirena Linton – BB, 9.925 (tied)
Emily Mueller – UB, 9.850