COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jamie Stone, a junior on the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team, will compete in the first semifinal session of the 2018 NCAA Championships at 1 p.m. ET Friday in St. Louis, Mo. Stone, who tallied a 9.900 on vault at the NCAA Columbus Regional Apr. 7, is one of six individual event qualifiers.
The 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships will air live on ESPN2 and ESPNU.
As an individual competitor, Stone will be rotating with Arkansas. She will make her way to vault during the third rotation.
STONE IN 2018
The Chesapeake, Va. native has been a constant on vault, balance beam and floor exercise for the Buckeyes in 2018. Stone stood on the podium 15 times during the campaign, including seven first-place finishes. She set career marks on all three apparatuses this season. Stone posted a team- and career-high 9.950 on floor exercise (Jan.27) and 9.925 on balance beam (Mar. 11). She hit her career-best 9.900 twice on vault at the Big Ten Championships (Mar. 24) and NCAA Columbus Regional (Apr. 7).
BUCKEYES AT NCAA COLUMBUS REGIONAL
The Scarlet & Gray earned a 196.500, the third-highest score of the season, to finish third at the NCAA Columbus Regional Apr. 7 at St. John Arena. No. 3 UCLA won the meet with a 197.650 while No. 10 Arkansas finished second at 197.775. No. 15 Boise State took fourth with a 196.225 and Pittsburgh was fifth at 195.125. Kent State rounded out the scoring at a 194.900.
Ohio State’s third-place finish was the best since 2012 when the Buckeyes came in second at the NCAA Raleigh Regional. The team’s 196.500 is the 11th-best mark and highest score at an NCAA Regional in program history.
Stone tied for first place on vault with a 9.900 to advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career. She also finished second on floor exercise thanks to another score of 9.900.