FAYETTEVILLE – Casey Jo Magee won the battle of the top two beam performers in the nation and set a school record in the all-around as No. 6 Arkansas hosted No. 2 Oklahoma in gymnastics for Senior Night on Friday, but the Sooners posted a 197.475-196.100 victory.
"Oklahoma has a great team and they have expectations of doing well," Arkansas co-head coach René Cook said. "We got a little tight on bars and beam. We had some errors we are not pleased with, but that gives us something to focus on in the gym next week."
Magee entered the meet ranked No. 2 in the nation on beam while OU’s Hollie Vise was ranked No. 1.
Magee tied her own school record with a 9.95 while Vise posted a 9.875. She also won the all-around title with a 39.675, breaking her own mark of 39.65 set earlier this year.
Magee, Amy DeFilippo and Sarah Nagashima competed in Barnhill Arena for the final time. DeFilippo had a 9.825 on beam and a 9.775 on bars. Nagashima had a 9.80 on vault, 9.85 on bars, 9.25 on beam and 9.85 on floor.
Magee tied for individual event titles on beam, vault and floor, and won the all-around.
"Seeing this class mature from recruiting through their final home meet is very fulfilling," Cook said. "I feel very fortunate to have had an influence on their lives."
In the first rotation, Arkansas had a 49.30 on vault while Oklahoma had a 49.375 on bars. Arkansas’ total matches its season high and ties for the seventh-best in school history.
For the Razorbacks, Magee tied the second-best mark in school history with a 9.95, Jaime Pisani posted a 9.90 and Kelci Lewis had a season-high matching 9.85, while Mariah Howdeshell and Nagashima each had a 9.80.
For the Sooners, Hollie Vise had a 9.90 on bars.In the second rotation, Arkansas scored a 49.10 on bars while OU had a 49.40 on vault.
Nagashima had a career-high matching 9.85 and Howdeshell a season-high matching 9.825. Magee also had a 9.85, Pisani a 9.80 and DeFilippo 9.775.
For Oklahoma, Sara Stone had a 9.95 on vault.
Through two events, Oklahoma led 98.775-98.400.
In the third rotation, Arkansas counted on fall and scored a 48.525 on beam while OU had a 49.25 on floor.
Magee tied her own school record with a 9.95. DeFilippo had a 9.825, Stacy Bartlett a 9.775, Pisani a 9.65 and Howdeshell a 9.325.
Oklahoma’s Jackie Flanery had a 9.925 on floor.
In the last rotation, the Razorbacks had a 49.175 with only five competitors on floor while Oklahoma had a 49.45 on beam.
Magee and Pisani each had a 9.925, Nagashima a 9.85, Lewis a 9.825 and Bartlett a 9.65.
OU’s Kristin Smith had a 9.95.
Arkansas is in Jacksonville, Fla., next week for the SEC Championship.
No. 2 Oklahoma 197.475No. 6 Arkansas 196.100March 19, 2009 = Barnhill Arena = Fayetteville, Ark. = Att.: 4,008
Arkansas: Vault: 49.30Mariah Howdeshell 9.80, Kelci Lewis 9.85, Amy Borsellino 9.775, Jaime Pisani 9.90, Casey Jo Magee 9.95, Sarah Nagashima 9.80
Oklahoma: Bars: 49.375Jackie Flanery 9.85, Melanie Root 9.85, Brie Olson 9.85, Megan Ferguson 9.90, Natasha Kelley 9.875, Hollie Vise 9.90ROTATION 2
Arkansas: Bars: 49.10Sarah Nagashima 9.85, Mariah Howdeshell 9.825, Jaime Pisani 9.80, Amy DeFilippo 9.775, Casey Jo Magee 9.85, Natalie Bohonsky 9.75
Oklahoma: Vault: 49.40Jackie Flanery 9.85, Brie Olson 9.875, Natalie Ratcliff 9.80, Natasha Kelley 9.90, Mary Mantle 9.825, Sara Stone 9.95
Arkansas: Beam: 48.525Jaime Pisani 9.65, Stacy Bartlett 9.775, Amy DeFilippo 9.825, Sarah Nagashima 9.25, Mariah Howdeshell 9.325, Casey Jo Magee 9.95
Oklahoma: Floor: 49.25Sara Stone 9.775, Kayla Nowak 9.70, Megan Ferguson 9.875, Hollie Vise 9.80, Kristin Smith 9.875, Jackie Flanery 9.925
Arkansas: Floor: 49.175Stacy Bartlett 9.65, Sarah Nagashima 9.85, Kelci Lewis 9.825, Casey Jo Magee 9.925, Jaime Pisani 9.925
Oklahoma: Beam: 49.45Kayla Nowak 9.85, Natalie Ratcliff 9.825, Natasha Kelley 9.90, Kristin Smith 9.95, Hollie Vise 9.875, Megan Ferguson 9.875
Download: NCAA Gymnastics Score Sheet 0319.pdf