TUCSON, Ariz. – The GymCats finished fourth in a quadruple meeting with Oklahoma, Stanford and Utah State. Oklahoma won with a 197.900, Utah State was second with a 196.350, Stanford was third with a 195.725 and Arizona scored a 193.775.
Freshmen Alysen fears and Emilie Müller made their all-around debut. Mueller posted a 39.075 and Fears posted a 38.500.
Encounter Gymnast – Emilie Müller
Mueller earned her first gymnast honor of the meet following her all-around debut. The freshman posted a 9.800 on vault, 9.700 on bars, 9.825 on beam and 9.750 on floor.
The GymCats opened the vault competition with a 48.650. Mueller hit a career-high 9.800 in first place for Arizona. Caroline Herry scored a career-high 9.775.
On bars, Arizona scored 47,000. Elena Deet scored a season-high 9.825, the highest bar score for Arizona this season. Bailey McCabe followed Deets with a 9.775.
The GymCats competed on balance beam in the third rotation, earning a season-high 49.225. Deets and Mueller made their beam debuts. Fears opened the rotation with a 9.775, followed by Deets and Mueller who each scored 9.825. Jessica’s Castles had a season high of 9.875 and Sirena Linton anchored with a career high of 9.925. Linton finished tied for second in the event.
In the final rotation, Arizona posted a 48.900 on the ground. Fears made her floor debut and scored 9.850. Mueller and Herry posted career highs of 9.750 and 9.875, respectively. Herry’s 9.875 was good for fifth place.
Alysen fears – FX, 9.850; AA, 38,500
Caroline Herry – VT, 9.775; FX, 9.875
Emilie Müller – VT, 9.800; BB, 9.825; exchange, 9.750; AA, 39.075
Sirena Linton –BB, 9.925
Arizona will begin a two-week road trip at UCLA next Sunday, January 30. The encounter will be televised on Pac-12 Networks and is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. MST.