FAYETTEVILLE – Casey Jo Magee tied the school record on floor and No. 7 Arkansas recorded the fifth-best score in school history as the gymnastics team posted a 196.875-192.525 win over No. 40 Pittsburgh in Barnhill Arena on Friday.
Arkansas’ bars total of 49.275 is the third-best in program history while the 49.375 on floor matches the fifth-best.
Magee won floor with a school-record tying and career-high 9.95. Ranked No. 1 in the nation on beam for the second straight week, she won the event with a 9.90. She also won bars with a 9.90 and tied for the vault title with teammate Jaime Pisani with a 9.875.
Magee won the all-around with a 39.625, which matches her own mark for second-best in school history.
"I’m pleased with our consistency," co-head coach René Cook said. "This puts us in a good position. We’re trying to get in position to be one of the top seeds in an NCAA Regional and this sets us up for a great meet next week as well (at home against No. 2 Oklahoma)."
In the first rotation, Arkansas posted a 49.175 on vault while Pittsburgh had a 48.375 on bars. The Razorbacks topped the 49-point mark on vault for the eighth consecutive meet.
Freshman Amanda Siebert had a season-high tying 9.825. Magee and Pisani each had a 9.875, and Sarah Nagashima and Mariah Howdeshell a 9.80.
For Pittsburgh on bars, Jen Liberato had a 9.75.
In the second rotation, Arkansas recorded a season-high 49.275 on bars while the Panthers had a 49.075 on vault. Arkansas’ 49.275 is the third-best bars score in school history.
Magee had a 9.90, Amy DeFilippo a 9.875, Pisani a 9.85, and Nagashima and Howdeshell a 9.825 each.
For Pitt, Dani Bryan and Meaghan Biros each had a 9.875.
Through two events, Arkansas had a 98.450-97.450 lead.
In the third rotation, Arkansas had a 49.05 on beam while Pittsburgh had a 47.60 on floor.
Magee had a 9.90, followed by Nagashima with a 9.85, Pisani a 9.825, DeFilippo a 9.75 and Howdeshell a 9.725
For the Panthers, Liberato had a 9.725 on floor.
Through three events, Arkansas held a 147.50-145.20 lead.
In the last rotation, Arkansas had a 49.375 on floor, which ties for fifth-best in program history, while Pitt had a 47.225 on beam.
Magee tied the school record of 9.95 while Pisani had a 9.90, Kelci Lewis and Nagashima a 9.875, and Stacy Bartlett a 9.775.
Arkansas closes the regular season at home on Friday against No. 2 Oklahoma. The meet, which is also Senior Night for DeFilippo, Magee and Nagashima, is at 7 p.m.
No. 7 Arkansas 196.875No. 40 Pittsburgh 192.525March 12, 2009 = Barnhill Arena = Fayetteville, Ark. = Att.: 2,421
Arkansas: Vault: 49.175Mariah Howdeshell 9.80, Kelci Lewis 9.775, Amanda Siebert 9.825, Jaime Pisani 9.875, Casey Jo Magee 9.875, Sarah Nagashima 9.80
Pittsburgh: Bars: 48.375Jessi Byich 9.55, Dani Bryan 9.65, Alicia Talucci 9.725, Jen Liberato 9.75, Meaghan Biros 9.70, Molly Moyer 8.90
Arkansas: Bars: 49.275Sarah Nagashima 9.825, Mariah Howdeshell 9.825, Jaime Pisani 9.85, Amy DeFilippo 9.875, Casey Jo Magee 9.90, Natalie Bohonsky 9.675
Pittsburgh: Vault: 49.075Molly Moyer 9.725, Jen Liberato 9.675, Shannon Vafiadou 9.775, Alicia Talucci 9.825, Meaghan Biros 9.875, Dani Bryan 9.875
Arkansas: Beam: 49.05Jaime Pisani 9.825, Stacy Bartlett 9.70, Amy DeFilippo 9.75, Sarah Nagashima 9.85, Mariah Howdeshell 9.725, Casey Jo Magee 9.90
Pittsburgh: Floor: 47.75Molly Moyer 8.95, Jen Liberato 9.725, Shannon Vafiadou 9.70, Meaghan Biros 9.70, Dani Bryan 9.025, Alicia Talucci 9.60
Arkansas: Floor: 49.375Stacy Bartlett 9.775, Amanda Siebert 9.775, Sarah Nagashima 9.875, Kelci Lewis 9.875, Casey Jo Magee 9.95, Jaime Pisani 9.90
Pittsburgh: Beam: 47.325Shannon Vafiadou 8.825, Lisa Taylor 9.525, Meaghan Biros 9.60, Molly Moyer 9.75, Alicia Talucci 9.225, Laura Rigney 9.225