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Razorbacks No. 6 in country

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks No. 6 in country

FAYETTEVILLE – After recording its third all-time top five score of the season in Friday’s victory over No. 40 Pittsburgh, Arkansas’ gymnastics team has moved up to No. 6 in this week’s rankings.

The Razorbacks were No. 7 last week after sitting at No. 8 the two previous weeks.

Arkansas scored 196.875 points in Barnhill Arena on Friday. That total is the fifth-best in school history. Arkansas set a record with 197.025 points in the home win over No. 16 Auburn on Feb. 5 and has also recorded the third-best score in program history with 196.925 points in the win at No. 22 Minnesota on March 6.

In the individual event rankings, the Razorbacks are ranked in the top 10 in all four in the same week for the first time this season. Arkansas is No. 7 on beam, tied for No. 9 on floor, tied for No. 10 on vault and No. 10 on bars.

Individually, senior All-American Casey Jo Magee is No. 2 on beam after being ranked No. 1 in the country the last two weeks.

In the all-around rankings, Magee is No. 4, sophomore All-American Jaime Pisani is tied for No. 9 and senior All-American Sarah Nagashima is tied for No. 32. On vault, Pisani is No. 8. On bars, Magee is tied for No. 22 and senior Amy DeFilippo is tied for No. 31. Joining Magee in the beam rankings is Nagashima tied for No. 20. On floor, Pisani is tied for No. 10 and Magee is No. 22.

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

Individually, Magee is No. 2 in the all-around, Pisani is No. 3 and Nagashima No. 10. On vault, Pisani is No. 2 and Magee No. 6. On bars, Magee is No. 5, DeFilippo No. 7, Pisani tied for No. 9, and Nagashima and sophomore Mariah Howdeshell tied for No. 18. On beam, Magee is No. 2, Nagashima tied for No. 7, Pisani tied for No. 16, junior Stacy Bartlett tied for No. 18 and DeFilippo No. 21. On floor, Pisani is No. 2, Magee No. 7 and freshman Kelci Lewis tied for No. 14.

Arkansas closes its home schedule this week by hosting No. 2 Oklahoma in Barnhill Arena on Friday at 7 p.m.

Promotions for Friday include water bottles sponsored by Spine Sports Rehab Chiropractic Center, American Heart Association Night, a Dell Notebook drawing with everyone in attendance eligible, a 23-inch Samsung LCD TV giveaway to a UA student, the 100-Year Fan of the Year drawing before the meet and Civil Service/Military Night in which anyone with a badge, civil service ID (police, fire fighters, EMT, etc.) or military ID are admitted for $1.



Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)