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No. 19 Arizona gymnastics falls to No. 5 Utah on Senior Night

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Celeste Lizarraga
Alysen Fears prepares for her next event on the balance beam in the gymnastics meet against Arizona State on Feb. 15 in McKale Center. Fears has had a career high of 9.875 on this event.

The No. 19 Arizona gymnastics team honored eight senior gymnasts on Senior Night during its match against the No. 5 University of Utah on March 8 in McKale Center. Arizona fell short with a score of 195.725, while Utah posted a 197.875, recording its program’s highest score. Arizona recognized seniors Lara Burhans, Jessica Castles, Madison Courney, Elena Deets, Malia Hargrove, Caroline Herry, Bailey McCabe and Taylor Raskin.

History:

The last matchup between these school’s happened on Feb. 1, 2016, and Arizona lost to Utah 194.850- 197.150. Arizona currently holds an eight-meet losing streak, winning zero meets throughout program’s history.

Vault:

In their first rotation on vault, the GymCats posted a 49.150. The Wildcats recorded their program’s second-highest score on the event of the season. Utah scored a 49.350. Hargrove scored the highest for Arizona with a score of 9.925. Castles followed up with a 9.825. Alysen Fears also posted a 9.825. Abigayle Martin scored a 9.800 and Emma Strom earned 9.775. Ainsley Greever finished up the rotation with a 9.725.

Uneven bars:

In the second rotation on bars, the Wildcats earned a 47.950 while Utah posted a 49.525. Deets started the rotation with a 9.825. Fears posted a 9.800. Emily Mueller got a 8.775 and Hargrove acquired a 9.775. Rounding out the rotation, Sophie Derr scored a 9.350, and Martin scored a 9.200. Grace McCallum from Utah scored the highest in the event, earning a perfect 10.000.

Beam:

Moving to beam for their third rotation, the Wildcats acquired a 49.250 and Utah scored a 49.425. Martin led the rotation with a score of 9.900. Mueller continued the rotation with a 9.875. Captain Deets posted a 9.850, while Fears got a 9.825 and Strom recorded a 9.800. Herry finished the rotation with a 9.775. Maile O’Keefe from Utah scored the highest on the beam event with a score of 9.975.

Floor:

The GymCats finished their rotation with a 49.375 on the floor. Utah scored a 49.575. Strom and Mueller both posted 9.900s to keep Arizona’s floor average score high. Hargrove followed along with a 9.875. Herry, Deets and Fears all earned 9.850s. Jaylene Gilstrap and McCallum from Utah scored the highest on the event with scores of 9.950.

Match leaders:

All-Around – Alysen Fears 39.300

Vault – Malia Hargrove, 9.925

Bars – Elena Deets, 9.825

Beam – Abigayle Martin, 9.900

Floor – Emily Mueller, 9.900

Next Meet:

The Wildcats will have their final home meet of the season against Southern Connecticut State University in McKale Center on Wednesday, March 13, at 6 p.m.


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