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The GymCats place third in session one of the Pac-12 Championships

Mason Kumet
The Arizona Gymcats watch on as their teammate performs her beam routine in McKale Center for the final time this season on March 13. Arizona won the meet by beating Southern Connecticut State by over three points.

The Arizona gymnastics team scored 196.475 at the Pac-12 Championship. On Saturday, March 23, the Wildcats had a quad meet against Stanford University, ASU and the University of Washington in session one of the Championship. Stanford won the meet with a 197.175 score, followed by ASU placing second with 196.550. The GymCats placed third and Washington finished in fourth place, scoring a 196.325. Senior Elena Deets was Pac-12’s Specialist of the Week due to a career high on beam, which helped set their program’s record.


The Wildcats and the Sun Devils each have seven wins apiece throughout their history. Meanwhile, the GymCats have won eight times and have only lost once against Washington. On the other hand, Arizona has won only twice and lost 11 times against the Cardinal. 


On the floor rotation, the Wildcats scored a 49.200. Stanford scored the highest on the event with a 49.475. Three GymCats, Emma Strom, Deets and Caroline Herry, all scored 9.850. Malia Hargrove and Alysen Fears followed with 9.825.


On vault, Arizona scored a 49.125. Washington scored the highest on the vault event with a 49.175. Fears scored the highest on her team with a 9.900. Hargrove earned a 9.850. Strom and Jessica Castles both posted 9.800.


On the third rotation in bars, the Wildcats scored a 49.150. Washington scored 49.250, the highest on the bars event. Fears yet again took the lead, scoring a 9.900. Sophie Derr posted a 9.875, while Deets scored a 9.825. Emily Mueller earned a 9.800 and Hargrove scored a 9.750.


On their last rotation of the meet, the GymCats scored a 49.00 on beam. Stanford scored the highest on beam with a 49.350. Abigayle Martin and Fears both scored 9.850. Herry followed with a 9.800. Mueller and Castles wrapped up the rotation with 9.750.

Fears placed second in all-around scoring with a 39.475. Chloe Widner from Stanford won first place.

Looking ahead:

The Wildcats have been selected to compete in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas, against the University of Kentucky, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the University of Arkansas on Thursday, April 4. 

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