Utah Gymnastics Vaults Into St. Louis

Utah Gymnastics Vaults Into St. Louis

SALT LAKE CITY- (Utahutes.com) Saturday, at the NCAA regional gymnastics championships at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Center, the Pac-12 ruled the day.

The two automatically qualifying teams are Utah’s Red Rocks and the California Golden Bears, as Utah posted 197.475 points overall, with California posting 196.725 points.

Utah and California next advance to the NCAA national semifinals April 20 at St. Louis. A win in the semifinals places either team into the “Super Six,” April 21, also at St. Louis.

Also advancing to the St. Louis semifinals were Stanford’s Elizabeth Price, who amassed 39.575 all-around points and BYU’s Shannon Hortman-Evans on the uneven paralell bars, as she posted 9.900 points in that event.

Hortman-Evans’ contributions were enough to lead the Cougars to a respectable 4th place finish at the meet, with 196.300 points.

Three Auburn Tigers also advanced to the semifinals, Drew Watson in all-around, as she posted 39.425 points, Abby Milliet on the balance beam and Sam Cerio on the uneven parallel bars.

Southern Utah also participated in the meet, placing sixth, with 194.625 points.