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No. 17 Arizona achieves season-highs on vault and floor despite defeat to No. 8 UCLA

Amelia McAnear

Wildcat Alysen Fears competes on the beam in a meet against the University of Washington on Feb. 10 at McKale Center. The Wildcats went on to win the meet by .05 points with a score of 196.800. 

The No. 17 Arizona gymnastics team lost to No. 8 UCLA on Sunday, Feb. 4, with a score of 196.525. UCLA won the meet with a score of 198.075. However, Arizona earned season-highs on vault (49.025) and floor (49.025). Alysen Fears scored the highest on all-around out of her team with a score of 39.200. On the other hand, Selena Harris from UCLA won all-around overall with a score of 39.775.

Uneven bars:

In their first rotation, the Wildcats scored 49.100 on uneven bars. Fears made a season-best with a score of 9.900. Sophie Deerr posted a 9.875. Malia Hargrove, Abigayle Martin and Bailey McCabe all earned 9.775. Lastly, Emily Mueller scored a 9.750 to round out the rotation.


In the second rotation, the Gym Cats scored a season-best with a score of 49.025 on vault. Martin led the team with a career-high of 9.850. Ainsley Greever, Emma Strom and Jessica Castles each scored 9.800. Hargrove earned a 9.775 and Fears scored a 9.725.


Arizona also earned a season-high of 49.450 on floor in its third rotation. Hargrove led the teams with another career-high of 9.925. Caroline Herry and Strom followed with a score of 9.900 each. Mueller posted a 9.875. Elena Deets and Fears both earned a score of 9.850 to finish the rotation.


Lastly, Arizona scored 48.950 on beam for its final rotation. Mueller and Deets both led the rotation with a score of 9.850. Herry posted a 9.775 while Castles followed with a score of 9.750. Fears earned a 9.725 and Martin scored a 9.700 to round up the total.

Match leaders:

Alysen Fears – Uneven bars, 9.900

Abigayle Martin – Vault, 9.850

Malia Hargrove – Floor, 9.925

Emily Mueller – Beam, 9.850

Elena Deets – Beam, 9.850

Looking ahead:

Up next, the Gym Cats will face off against the University of California, Berkeley in Haas Pavilion on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m.

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