ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team completed competition at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional Second Round, posting a season-high vault score of 49.175 and a final team score of 194.725. The Buckeyes finished fourth behind No. 10 Alabama (197.225), No. 7 Michigan (196.950) and No. 23 Penn State (195.750).
Starting on bars, the Buckeyes earned a 49.050 to tie for third overall with Michigan. Sophomore Jenna Swartzentruber was the highest-scoring Buckeye, tying for fourth with a 9.875. Junior Olivia Aepli added a 9.850 and freshman Colby Miller registered a 9.825
Next on beam, the Buckeyes started off strong, with a 9.825 for sophomore Morgan Lowe to lead off, followed by a 9.850 for Swartzentruber. Ohio State was forced to count a fall and ended the rotation with a score of 47.650. Trending upwards, the team scored a 48.850 on floor led by a 9.850 for senior Janelle McClelland. Sophomore Danica Abanto was solid as usual with a 9.825.
Ending the meet on a high note, OSU posted a new season-high of 49.175 on vault. Freshman Sydney Jennings highlighted the lineup with a 9.875, and McClelland started off the Buckeyes with a season-high of 9.825. Swartzentruber returned to the lineup with a season-high 9.800, and Lowe also posted a season-high of 9.850.
Abanto finished the all-around competition with a total of 39.075, tying for third. The Buckeyes conclude the season with the NCAA Regional Second Round.