FAYETTEVILLE – No. 12 Arkansas topped the 196-point mark for the third straight meet and closed its home season with a 196.525-194.90 gymnastics victory over No. 27 West Virginia Friday in Barnhill Arena.
Before last week’s win over No. 1 Florida and Sunday’s win at No. 45 Illinois-Chicago, Arkansas had not reached 196 all season. On Friday, the Razorbacks had a 49.0 or better in all four events for the second time this season.
"We have high goals and we are motivated," co-head coach Rene Cook said. "This is what we’re trying to achieve. We need to keep it going and get a good score this week at Denver."
It was also Senior Night for the Razorbacks as All-American Michelle Stout and Stacy Bartlett competed in Barnhill Arena for the final time.
Stout had a 9.825 on vault and a 9.90 on bars, and Bartlett a 9.825 on beam. Stout tied for first on bars and tied for second on vault. Bartlett tied for second on beam.
Junior All-American Jaime Pisani tied the school record on floor for the second straight meet with a 9.95. Pisani won the all-around with a 39.525. She also won floor, vault with a 9.85 and tied Stout for first on bars with a 9.90.
"Jaime is our driving force," Cook said. "She pushes everyone and it also makes her better."
Katherine Grable won beam with a 9.875.
Following the first rotation, Arkansas led the meet 49.075-48.525.
On vault, the Razorbacks were led by Pisani with a 9.85, Stout with a 9.825, Jordan Salsberg, Scarlett Williams and Grable with a 9.80 each, and Kelci Lewis with a 9.775.
For the Mountaineers, Amy Bieski was the leader with a 9.775 on bars.
In the second rotation, Arkansas scored a 49.175 on bars while WVU had a 48.925 on vault.
Pisani and Stout each had a 9.90, followed by Grable with a 9.825, Genny Salvatore a 9.80, Salsberg a 9.75 and Mariah Howdeshell a 9.70.
West Virginia was led by Hope Sloanhoffer with a 9.825.
Through two meets, Arkansas led 98.25-97.45.
In the third rotation, Arkansas scored a 49.075 while West Virginia had a 48.825 on floor.
Arkansas led through three events 147.325-146.275.
The Razorbacks were led by Grable with a 9.875, Bartlett and Pisani with a 9.825 each, and Williams and Salsberg with a 9.775.
Sloanhoffer and Mak Bristol led the Mountaineers with a 9.80 on floor.
In the final rotation, Arkansas had a 49.20 on floor while WVU had a 48.625 on beam.
Pisani tied the school record, which she already shared, with a 9.95. Grable had a 9.90, Amy Borsellino a 9.80, Lewis and Bailee Zumwalde a 9.775, and Salsberg a 9.75.
The Razorbacks close the regular season next week at Denver before heading to Birmingham, Ala., for the SEC Championship the following week. Arkansas tied for the SEC regular-season title this year with a 5-1 mark.
No. 12 Arkansas 196.525,No. 27 West Virginia 194.90
March 4, 2011Barnhill Arena, Fayetteville, Ark.
ArkansasVault: 49.075Kelci Lewis 9.775, Jordan Salsberg 9.80, Scarlett Williams 9.80, Katherine Grable 9.80, Jaime Pisani 9.85, Michelle Stout 9.825
West VirginiaBars: 48.525Tina Maloney 9.60, Kaylyn Millick 9.70, Amy Bieski 9.775, Emily Kerwin 9.70, Alysha Pretzello 9.65, Faye Meaden 9.70
ArkansasBars: 49.175Jordan Salsberg 9.75, Katherine Grable 9.825, Genny Salvatore 9.80, Mariah Howdeshell 9.70, Jaime Pisani 9.90, Michelle Stout 9.90
West VirginiaVault: 48.925Emily Kerwin 9.65, Alaska Richardson 9.775, Chelsea Goldschrafe 9.775, Amy Bieski 9.775, Tina Maloney 9.775, Hope Sloanhoffer 9.825
ArkansasBeam: 49.075Scarlett Williams 9.775, Jaime Pisani 9.825, Jordan Salsberg 9.775, Mariah Howdeshell 9.525, Katherine Grable 9.875, Stacy Bartlett 9.825
West VirginiaFloor: 48.825Mak Bristol 9.80, Chelsea Goldschrafe 9.725, Kaylyn Millick 9.75, Hope Sloanhoffer 9.80, Amy Bieski 9.725, Tina Maloney 9.75
ArkansasFloor: 49.20Bailee Zumwalde 9.775, Jordan Salsberg 9.75, Amy Borsellino 9.80, Kelci Lewis 9.775, Katherine Grable 9.90, Jaime Pisani 9.95
West VirginiaBeam: 48.625Chelsea Goldschrafe 9.70, Arlene Hathaway 9.725, Stephanie Keaton 9.625, Kaylyn Millick 9.70, Amy Bieski 9.775, Hope Sloanhoffer 9.725
Download: NCAA Gymnastics Score Sheet.pdf