Two UA gymnasts have national hopes

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Friday, April 14, 2017
Jessica Yamzon of Arkansas competes on the floor against Missouri Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
Photo by Anthony Reyes
Jessica Yamzon of Arkansas competes on the floor against Missouri Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

Freshman all-arounder Jessica Yamzon and junior vault specialist Braie Speed will compete at the NCAA gymnastics championships today in St. Louis.

At a glance

NCAA Gymnastics Championships

Who Arkansas gymnasts Jessica Yamzon (all-around) and Braie Speed (vault) competing as individuals

When Noon today

Where Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis

Noteworthy Oklahoma, Utah, Denver, UCLA, Washington and Oregon State will compete in the noon semifinal; LSU, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Nebraska will compete in the 7 p.m. semifinal. The top three teams from each session will compete in the Super Six on Saturday at 8 p.m. … Yamzon is one of 12 all-around performers competing as individuals. Speed is one of three vault specialists competing as individuals. … Oklahoma is the defending NCAA champion at the No. 1 seed.

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