Razorbacks out for dual success

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018
Arkansas' Sophia Carter competes Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in the bars portion of the 11th-ranked Razorbacks' meet with sixth-ranked Kentucky in Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas' Sophia Carter competes Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in the bars portion of the 11th-ranked Razorbacks' meet with sixth-ranked Kentucky in Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

The No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks gymnastics team appears on the rebound in 2018 with a healthy Amanda Wellick and a huge jump last week with a 196.525 home score against Kentucky.

At a glance

Arkansas gymnastics at Missouri

WHEN 7:01 p.m. Central

WHERE Hearnes Center, Columbia, Mo. (capacity 13,611)

RECORDS Arkansas 0-2, 0-2 SEC; Missouri 0-1, 0-1 SEC

RANKINGS No. 10 Arkansas (195.938); No. 24 Missouri (194.875)

EVENTS Vault: No. 8 Arkansas 49.05, No. 13 Missouri 48.98; Bars: No. 14 Missouri 48.95, No. 19 Arkansas 48.85; Beam: No. 4 Arkansas 49.2, No. 42 Missouri 48.175; Floor: No. 27 Arkansas 48.838, No. 31 Missouri 48.8

TOP ATHLETES (top 100)

All-around No. 38 Jessica Yamzon (Ark) 39.013, No. 43 Aspen Tucker (MU) 38.95, No. 90 Sarah Shaffer (Ark.) 38.375

Vault No. 13 (tie) Sydney McGlone (Ark), Allison Bower (MU) 9.875, No. 30 (tie Braie Speed (Ark), 9.9, No. 47 (tie) Amanda Wellick (Ark), Tucker (MU) 9.825, No. 98 (tie) Kennedi Harris (MU), Madeleine Huber (MU) 9.775

Bars No. 14 (tie) Wellick (Ark), 9.875, No. 31 (tie) Huber (MU) 9.85, No. 57 (tie) Shauna Miller (MU), Becca Schugel (MU) 9.825, No. 80 Speed (Ark) 9.813, No. 86 (tie) Sydney Laird (Ark) 9.8

Beam No. 6 (tie) Sophia Carter (Ark) 9.9, No. 14 (tie) Wellick (Ark) 9.875, No. 33 (tie) Brooke Kelly (MU) 9.85, No. 71 (tie) Yamzon (Ark) 9.813, No. 81 (tie) Michaela Burton (Ark), Tia Albritten (MU) 9.8

Floor No. 35 (tie) Mary Nicholson (MU) 9.85, No. 55 (tie) Harris (MU) 9.825, No. 80 Burton (Ark) 9.813, No. 98 (tie) Yamzon (Ark.) 9.8

MEET NOTES

All of Arkansas’ 10 dual or tri-meets are against teams currently ranked in the top 25. … Arkansas leads the all-time series 12-7, including 8-2 since Missouri joined the SEC in 2013. … Missouri won both meetings last year, a 195.8-193.5 dual-meet victory at Barnhill Arena, and a 195.825-194.9 victory at the SEC championships in Jacksonville, Fla. … Former Arkansas All-American Casey Jo Magee (MacPherson) is in her fifth year as an assistant coach at Missouri.

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