FAYETTEVILLE — Senior All-American Katherine Grable matched her own school record in the all-around of 39.725 on a night where she had a clean sweep of all five event titles for the first time in her career. Overall, the No. 13 University of Arkansas gymnastics team recorded the third-highest score in program history of 197.100 to defeat Kentucky with a 195.975. Grable started her record night on the vault by tying the first of four career-best marks with a 9.95 to anchor the vault rotation. She then went on to the bars, where she also matched her career best of 9.90. On the beam, she recorded a 9.925 and put her with in a 9.95 to tie her school record. Finally, Grable would cap the meet with her fourth-straight score of 9.95 on the floor and tie former teammate Jaime Pisani’s record of 11 scores of 9.95 on the floor in her career and their shared record of 39.725 in the all-around. The Razorbacks were able to set their season best score of 197.100 with a big help from a season-best floor rotation of 49.450, which is the second-best score in program history. Freshman Samantha Nelson started off the rotation with a career-best mark of 9.875 and followed by another career-best mark of 9.90 from sophomore Sydnie Dillard. Freshman Amanda Wellick and junior Stephani Canizaro each matched their career-best scores of 9.875 and 9.85, respectively. Senior Bailee Zumwalde would also add a 9.85 and Grable anchored the rotation with a 9.95.
Gymnast of the Meet — All-American Katherine Grable · Tied her school record in the all-around of 39.725 · Swept all five event titles for the first time in her career · Matched her career best on four events (vault, bars, floor, all-around) · Scored fourth-straight 9.95 on floor
9.80 plus routines — Vault — Stephani Canizaro 9.80, Scarlett Williams 9.875, Amanda Wellick 9.875, Katherine Grable 9.95 Bars — Stephani Canizaro 9.85, Amanda Wellick 9.825, Katherine Grable 9.90, Shelby Salmon 9.825 Beam — Amanda Wellick 9.875, Sydnie Dillard 9.875, Samantha Nelson 9.825, Katherine Grable 9.925 Floor — Samantha Nelson 9.875, Sydnie Dillard 9.90, Bailee Zumwalde 9.85, Stephani Canizaro, 9.85, Amanda Wellick 9.875, Katherine Grable 9.95
What they said… co-head coach René Lyst About the meet… “We competed with more intensity tonight,” co-head coach René Lyst said. “I thought our beam routines were phenomenal, we stuck our dismounts on vault and bars and then to finish up so strong on floor was amazing. We finally broke out of our shell and to see all of the hard work that we have been putting in the gym payoff is great and it paid off to score over a 197.” About Grable’s performance… “Katherine is on fire,” Lyst said. “It really helps when the team sets her up. As the team does well during the meet it really gives her motivation and it helps her scores go up as well. It was great to have Katherine get that record score but its even better that the whole team helped her get there.”
What they said… All-American Katherine Grable About the team’s performance… “It was great to finish as well as we did tonight,” Grable said. “Everyone on the team did a really good job tonight and it was awesome to see everything that we have been working really hard in the gym be shown tonight.”
Quick Hits · The Razorbacks set or matched 12 different career-best marks during the meet · Katherine Grable tied her own school record in the all-around on 39.725 · The Razorbacks set a season-high score of 197.100 to tie the third-best score in program history · The Razorbacks set the second-highest floor rotation of 49.450 in program history · Grable swept all five event titles for the first time in her career · Grable matched her career best on four events (vault, bars, floor, all-around) · Grable scored fourth-straight 9.95 on floor · Amanda Wellick set a career best of 39.45 in the all-around · Samantha Nelson set a career-best on floor of 9.875 · Stephani Canizaro set a caree-best on bars of 9.85 · Amanda Wellick set a career-best on beam of 9.875 · Sydnie Dillard set a career-best on floor of 9.90
@RazorbackGYM post meet Tweetables (140 Charecters Or Less) -Senior All-American @katherineGrable tied her own school record of 39.725 in the all-around #ALLIN #NeverYield -Senior All-American @KatherineGrable swept all five event titles for the first time in her career #ALLIN #NeverYield -The #Gymbacks set or matched 12 different career-best marks against Kentucky #ALLIN #NeverYield -The #Gymbacks recorded a season best score of 197.100 against Kentucky #ALLIN #NeverYield
Up Next The Razorbacks travel to Athens, Ga., to compete at Georgia on Saturday, March 1. The meet is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
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