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No. 11 Gymbacks Post Sixth-Straight 196 at No. 1 Florida

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Senior All-American Katherine Grable scored a 39.525 to place second in the all-around competition to last year’s NCAA Champion Bridget Sloan of Florida. The No. 11 University of Arkansas gymnastics team scored its sixth 196 or better on the season in a loss to No. 1 Florida 197.525 – 196.025.

The Razorbacks scored a season best floor rotation of 49.175 behind Grable’s third 9.95 in a row and a 9.875 season-best from freshman Amanda Wellick and another 9.825 from Heather Elswick. Freshman Samantha Nelson also scored a 9.775 which tied her best mark of the season.

Arkansas collected 11 routines of 9.80 or better against top-ranked Florida. Five different Razorbacks also set season bests during the meet.

Gymnast of the Meet – All-American Katherine Grable
·    Scored career best 9.95 on floor the third time in a row
·    Finished second in the all-around
·    Tied season high 39.575 in the all-around

9.80 plus routines –
Bars – Stephani Canizaro 9.80, Katherine Grable 9.85
Vault – Scarlett Williams 9.85, Amanda Wellick 9.85, Katherine Grable 9.90
Floor – Heather Elswick 9.825, Amanda Wellick 9.875, Katherine Grable 9.95
Beam – Amanda Wellick 9.80, Sydnie Dillard 9.80, Katherine Grable 9.875

What they said… co-head coach Mark Cook
About the meet…
“We didn’t count a fall again which was good but we keep nickel and diming ourselves for points,” co-head coach Mark Cook said. “We are just not commanding our routines yet and we still have a lot of room to get better. This was a really loud atmosphere and to come face the top-ranked team on the road, that can be intimidating, but we were not phased tonight..”

About Grable’s performance…
“She is really fighting really hard right now,” Cook said. “This meet was on the road so that makes it even tougher,. Next week, we will be at home and I think she will continue to build on the season.”

What they said… All-American Katherine Grable
About the team’s performance…
“It is really hard to compete on the road especially at Florida,” Grable said. “The team is unbelievable and the arena has an incredible energy and its really crazy, which can make it tough to compete, but I think our team did really well tonight.”

Quick Hits
·    Junior Cailee Ellsworth posted a season best 9.75 on the bars
·    Freshman Samantha Nelson tied her season best on the floor with a 9.775
·    Senior Bailee Zumwalde scores a season best 9.75 on floor
·    Freshman Amanda Wellick set a season best 9.875 on floor
·    Katherine Grable scored her third straight 9.95 on the floor
·    Katherine Grable tied her season high 39.575 in the all-around

@RazorbackGYM post meet Tweetables (140 Charecters Or Less)
·    The #Gymbacks return to Barnhill Arena on Fri., Feb., 21 to host Kentucky at 7 p.m. #ALLIN #NeverYield
·    Senior All-American @Katherine Grable tied her season best 39.575 in the all-around #ALLIN

Up Next
The Razorbacks return to Barnhill Arena to host Kentucky on Friday, Feb., 21. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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