Arkansas looks to build off first victory

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Friday, February 3, 2017
Hailey Garner of Arkansas dismounts from the beam against Missouri on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
Photo by Anthony Reyes
Hailey Garner of Arkansas dismounts from the beam against Missouri on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

Arkansas broke out of a rough start with a home upset against No. 5 Alabama last week, and now the No. 24 Razorbacks gymnasts will try to carry their momentum on the road against No. 17 Auburn at 7 tonight at Auburn Arena.

At a glance

Arkansas gymnastics at Auburn

WHEN 7 p.m. Central

WHERE Auburn Arena, Auburn, Ala.

RECORDS Arkansas 1-3, 1-2 SEC; Auburn 0-5, 0-4

RANKINGS No. 24 Arkansas (195.038); No. 17 Auburn (195.645)

SERIES Auburn leads 15-14

LAST YEAR Arkansas won 196.6 to 195.975 in Fayetteville, Auburn won 196.975 to 196.5 at SEC Championship in North Little Rock

COACHES Mark Cook (15th year at Arkansas); Jeff Graba (seventh year at Auburn)

EVENTS Vault: No. 20 Auburn 48.905, No. 24 Arkansas 48.838; Bars: No. 9 Auburn 49.07, No. 46 Arkansas 48.356; Beam: No. 15 (tie) Arkansas 48.95, No. 24 Auburn 48.665; Floor: No. 14 Auburn 49.005, No. 18 Arkansas 48.894.

TOP GYMNASTS (Top 100)

Vault: No. 48 Sydney McGlone (Ark) 9.837, No. 66 (tie) Gracie Day (Aub) 9.82, No. 79 Braie Speed (Ark) 9.812, No. 96 (tie) MJ Rott (Aub) 9.795.

Bars: No. 51 (tie) Emma Engler (Aub) and Day (Aub) 9.83, No. 83 (tie) Abby Milliet (Aub) 9.808.

Beam: No. No. 68 (tie) Jessica Yamzon (Ark) 9.813, No. 73 (tie) Milliet (Aub) 9.808, No. 80 (tie) Samantha Nelson (Ark) 9.8,

Floor: No. 66 (tie) Emma Slappey (Aub) 9.837, No. 73 Rott (Aub) 9.83, No. 91 (tie) Katie Becker (Aub) 9.817.

All-Around: No. 64 (tie) Yamzon (Ark) 38.844, No. 77 (tie) Milliet (Aub) 38.7.

MEET NOTES

Auburn will hold its annual “Are You Shorter Than Jeff Graba?” meet, in which fans shorter than the diminutive Graba will receive free admission. … Auburn has a 7-1 lead in the last eight meets between the programs and is 4-3 at home against Arkansas.

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