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Magee No. 1 in nation; team No. 8

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Magee No. 1 in nation; team No. 8

FAYETTEVILLE – Heading into this week’s SEC Championship meet in Jacksonville, Fla., Arkansas’ gymnastics team is ranked No. 8 in the nation and senior All-American Casey Jo Magee is back up to No. 1 in the country on beam.

The Razorbacks have been ranked in the top 10 all season.

Arkansas is No. 8 on beam, No. 9 on floor, No. 10 on vault and No. 11 on bars.

Individually, Magee is tied for the top spot in the nation on beam. She was No. 2 last week after ranking No. 1 the two previous weeks.

She won a head-to-head matchup with last week’s No. 1, Oklahoma’s Hollie Vise, last week in Barnhill Arena. Magee tied her own school record with a 9.95 while Vise scored a 9.875.

The two are tied for No. 1 this week with a score of 9.925.

In the other individual rankings, Magee is No. 4 in the all-around while sophomore All-American Jaime Pisani is tied for No. 11. On vault, Pisani is No. 8 and Magee tied for No. 13. On bars, Magee is tied for No. 23. Senior All-American Sarah Nagashima joins Magee in the beam rankings tied for No. 25. On floor, Pisani is tied for No. 10 and Magee tied for No. 20.

In the South Central Regional rankings, Arkansas is No. 2 overall. In the individual events, the Razorbacks are No. 2 on beam and floor, and No. 3 on vault and bars.

Magee is No. 2 in the all-around while Pisani is No. 3 and Nagashima is No. 10. On vault, Pisani is No. 2, Magee No. 4, freshman Kelci Lewis No. 27 and freshman Amanda Siebert No. 29. On bars, Magee is No. 5, senior Amy DeFilippo No. 8, Pisani tied for No. 10, Nagashima tied for No. 17 and sophomore Mariah Howdeshell tied for No. 22. On beam, Magee is tied for No. 1, Nagashima tied for No. 8, Pisani No. 19, junior Stacy Bartlett No. 20 and DeFilippo tied for No. 21. On floor, Pisani is No. 3, Magee No. 7 and Lewis No. 16.



Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)