January 16, 2023

Ohio State Scores a 196.250 to Win Georgia Quad Meet


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 10 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team continued its strong start to the season Monday afternoon, earning a team score of 196.250 to defeat No. 17 Georgia (196.125), Rutgers (194.675) and Fisk (190.100) at the Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. The Buckeyes won two event titles and two individual titles as they improve to 6-0 on the year.

“We are thrilled to get a win on the road in the SEC,” Ohio State head coach Meredith Paulicivic said. “We will learn a lot and grow from this experience. Finishing on vault was challenging and we definitely have room to improve there, but I am super pleased at how this team handled a huge crowd and its first road meet.”


  • The Buckeyes started the day on uneven bars and Colby Miller led the team with a career-high tying 9.950 to help the team to an overall score of 49.225. Finishing second for Ohio State, and third overall, was Nicole Riccardi with a 9.875.
  • In the second rotation, Ella Hodges earned another individual event title for the Buckeyes with a team-high 9.900. Payton Harris scored a 9.850 to take fourth overall and second on the team. The Buckeyes finished the rotation with a score of 49.050.
  • For the second consecutive meet, the Buckeyes earned two 9.900s on floor. Lexi Edwards led the way with a career-high tying 9.925, just .025 off the event title score. Claire Gagliardi earned a 9.900 for the second straight week. Edwards and Gagliardi finished second and third overall, respectively. Ohio State scored a 49.250 on floor for the second straight week.
  • Jenna Hlavach finished third overall and earned the Buckeyes’ highest vault score of 9.825 in the final rotation. Raina Malas scored a 9.800 for the second week in a row to tie for fourth overall. The Buckeyes closed out the meet with a 48.725, enough for a .125 lead over Georgia in the overall score for the win.
  • Ohio State earned the vault (48.725) and uneven bars (49.225) titles in Monday’s meet. The Buckeyes have won both the vault and uneven bars titles in both meets this season.
  • Freshman Payton Harris finished fourth in the all-around with a 39.175. She earned a 9.850 on beam, a career-high 9.825 on uneven bars, 9.775 on floor and 9.725 on vault.


Vault: Hlavach – 9.825; Malas – 9.800; Harris – 9.725; Edwards – 9.700; Riccardi – 9.675; Jennings – 9.625

Uneven Bars: Miller – 9.950; Riccardi – 9.875; Harris – 9.825; Edwards – 9.800; Pritchard – 9.775; Vetter – 9.725

Beam: Hodges – 9.900; Harris 9.850; Pritchard – 9.800; Oliveros – 9.775; Hankins – 9.725; Jennings – 9.475

Floor: Edwards – 9.925; Gagliardi – 9.900; Hodges – 9.825; Vetter – 9.825; Gonzalez – 9.775; Harris – 9.775


The Buckeyes are back home this weekend to face Iowa at the Covelli Center on Jan. 22. The dual meet between the Buckeyes and Hawkeyes will begin at 2p.m and can be streamed on B1G+ ($). Fans can purchase season or single meet tickets by visiting OhioStateBuckeyes.com/tickets or contacting the Ohio State Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-GOBUCKS. For group ticket offers, contact the Athletic Ticket Sales Team at 1-800-GOBUCKS or email Athletic.tix@osu.edu to speak with an account executive.