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Red Rocks Suffer Disappointing Loss To Arizona

Feb 25, 2022, 10:24 PM
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Utah Gymnast Maile O'Keefe. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)
(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah Red Rocks couldn’t hold onto the lead in the final rotation, falling to Arizona 196.850-196.775 on Friday night.

It’s the first ever win for Arizona gymnastics over the Red Rocks.

Utah broke their nation-leading streak of 20-straight meets of 49-plus on every event.

First Rotation

Utah started the meet on bars, while Arizona was on vault.

  • Sage Thompson – 9.925
  • Abby Paulson – 9.875
  • Cristal Isa – 9.875
  • Grace McCallum – 9.850
  • Amelie Morgan – 9.825
  • Maile O’Keefe – 9.775

For Arizona on vault:

  • Emily Mueller – 9.850
  • Malia Hargrove – 9.850
  • Danielle Nosek – 9.825
  • Caroline Herry – 9.775
  • Elizabeth LaRusso – 9.775
  • Halli Mayberry – 9.750

The Red Rocks had a 49.350-49.075 lead heading into the second rotation.

Second Rotation

The Red Rocks moved over to vault, with Arizona on bars.

  • Jaedyn Rucker – 9.950
  • Lucy Stanhope – 9.875
  • Alexia Burch – 9.850
  • Grace McCallum – 9.825
  • Sage Thompson – 9.80
  • Cammy Hall – 9.250

For Arizona on bars:

  • Elena Deets – 9.90
  • Mackinzie Kane – 9.875
  • Emily Mueller – 9.825
  • Malia Hargrove – 9.825
  • Sirena Linton – 9.775
  • Bailey McCabe – 9.025

Utah had a 98.650-98.275 lead over Arizona midway through the meet.

Third Rotation

The Red Rocks were on the floor exercise in their third rotation, with Arizona on beam.

  • Grace McCallum – 9.925
  • Maile O’Keefe – 9.925
  • Jaedyn Rucker – 9.875
  • Abby Paulson – 9.850
  • Sydney Soloski – 9.825
  • Jaylene Gilstrap – 9.825

Arizona on beam:

  • Malia Hargrove – 9.925
  • Sirena Linton – 9.925
  • Emily Mueller – 9.825
  • Elena Deets – 9.80
  • Caroline Herry – 9.80
  • Avery Stauffacher – 8.975

The Red Rocks had a 148.050-147.550 lead heading into the final rotation.

Fourth Rotation

Utah ended the meet on the beam, while Arizona was on the floor exercise.

  • Maile O’Keefe – 9.975
  • Grace McCallum – 9.90
  • Abby Paulson – 9.90
  • Amelie Morgan – 9.875
  • Cristal Isa – 9.075
  • Adrienne Randall – 8.925

For Arizona on floor:

  • Caroline Herry – 9.90
  • Libby Orman – 9.850
  • Emily Mueller – 9.850
  • Elena Deets – 9.850
  • Malia Hargrove – 9.850
  • Danielle Nosek – 9.80

The Red Rocks dropped their record to 9-2 overall and 5-2 in Pac-12 play. They will host Minnesota on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Insider.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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