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Arizona places first in its season-opening at Collegiate Quad

Amelia McAnear

 Indigo Morgan and Lara Burhans cheer on their teammates at a Quad Meet versus Illinois, Texas Women’s and Bowling Green on Jan 14 at McKale Stadium. The Wildcats went on to win the meet with a score of 195.825. 

The Arizona gymnastics team scored a 196.475 at the Sprouts Farmers Market Collegiate Quad in West Valley City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 12,. Arizona scored its highest season-opening score against Boise State University (196.250), the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (195.875) and the University of North Carolina (195.150). Alysen Fears won all-around with a 39.250 score.

The meet was formatted with six gymnasts per team on each apparatus. The teams would rotate in Olympic order following; vault, bars, beam and floor. The lowest score in the meet would get dropped keeping the highest score possible. Two judges scored the averages.


The Wildcats performed on vault for their first rotation. Arizona earned a total score of 49.00. Malia Hargrove received the highest score with a 9.90. Fears earned a 9.825. Ainsley Greever received a 9.775. Abigayle Martin scored a 9.75 and Emma Strom earned a 9.75. After the first rotation, Boise State placed first with a score of 49.225. Arizona placed second with 49.000, North Carolina scored 48.850 and Nebraska 48.500.

Uneven bars:

Arizona scored a 49.050 on bars in its second rotation. Both Fears and Martin scored a 9.825 while Hargrove, Bailey McCabe and Emily Mueller all scored a 9.80. At the end of the second rotation, Arizona tied with Boise State.

Balance beam:

In the third rotation, Arizona scored a 49.025 on the beam. Caroline Herry led the team with a 9.875. The scores followed up with Martin scoring a 9.825, Elena Deets with a 9.80, Mueller earning a 9.775 and Fears scoring a 9.75. After the third rotation, Boise State stayed in first place (147.475), Arizona in second (147.075), Nebraska in third (146.850) and North Carolina in last (146.550).


The Wildcats finished strong with a 49.400 in floor to win the meet. Mueller earned a 9.925, tying with the best score in her career. Hargrove and Herry both scored 9.90s. Fears scored a 9.85 while Deets and Strom each acquired 9.825s.

Match Leaders:

Vault: Malia Hargrove – 9.900

Bars: Abigayle Martin & Alysen Fears – 9.825

Beam: Caroline Herry – 9.875

Floor: Emily Mueller – 9.925

Looking ahead:

The Arizona gymnastics team will host its first home meet on Sunday, Jan. 21, in McKale Center against Sacramento State University.

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