Arkansas wins home finale

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Saturday, March 17, 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 11th-ranked Arkansas gymnastics team took first at the Arkansas tri-meet Friday in Fayetteville, topping 10th-ranked Denver and 26th-ranked Iowa State en route to another school-record score of 197.300.

Denver finished second with a 196.725, and Iowa State was third a 196.075.

Senior Braie Speed anchored Arkansas’ first rotation and tallied a 9.9 to lead the Razorbacks.

In the anchor spot on the second rotation, sophomore Hailey Garner set a new school mark with a 9.975 on the event. Speed tied the previous record with a 9.95 as senior Amanda Wellick and freshman Sydney Laird each recorded a 9.9 to give Arkansas a 49.550.

Arkansas’ three anchors in freshman Sophia Carter, freshman Sarah Shaffer and sophomore Michaela Burton recorded scores of 9.9 each to lead Arkansas to a 49.350 on beam in the third rotation.

Shaffer set a new career high with a 9.95 in the floor exercise, while Carter anchored the rotation with a 9.9.

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