Gym'Backs set record in win

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Arkansas Razorbacks Sarah Shaffer high-fives teammates following her performance on the floor during a gymnastics meet, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
Photo by Charlie Kaijo
Arkansas Razorbacks Sarah Shaffer high-fives teammates following her performance on the floor during a gymnastics meet, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

The 10th-ranked Arkansas gymnastics team topped Arizona 197.275-196.125 en route to a program record score Friday at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

The Razorbacks have recorded multiple scores of 197 or higher twice in one season for the second time in program history, joining the 2012 season. Arkansas posted a 197.175 against Georgia earlier this season.

The Razorbacks got off to a slow start in the first rotation but rebounded with three solid scores in the heart of the order. Freshman Sarah Shaffer, along with seniors Amanda Wellick and Braie Speed, all posted scores higher than a 9.825 in the third, fourth and fifth spots in the rotation.

The Razorbacks posted their highest score on bars in team history, and second highest overall on any event, with a 49.575.

Freshman Sophia Carter tied a program record that she set earlier this season against Georgia with another 9.975 on the beam, becoming the only gymnast in program history to post a 9.975 twice in the same event.

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