March 6, 2022

Ohio State Scores Second-Most Points in School History

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State, competing for the second time in three days, set season’s bests on three of the four events, won all four events and scored the second-most points in school history to win a tri-meet over Kent State and Eastern Michigan Sunday afternoon at Kent, Ohio. Ohio State scored 197.525 points with host Kent State second with 196.550 points and Eastern Michigan third with a score of 194.575. The Buckeyes are not 11-4 on the season.

Ohio State opened on floor, put forth a 49.375 score to take the lead after the first rotation and held it throughout the meet. The Buckeyes followed their floor routines with season’s-best scores of 49.275 on vault and 49.375 on the uneven parallel bars, and then closed the meet with a terrific, all-time program best tying score of 49.500 on the balance beam.

Individually, Buckeyes swept the events with Sydney Jennings first on vault with a career-best score of 9.925; Colby Miller set a career-best of 9.950 to win on the uneven parallel bars; Stephanie Berger and Jojo Warga shared first-place on balance beam with career-best scores of 9.925, respectively; and Elexis Edwards won on floor exercise by tying her career-high with a 9.925 score.

 

Meet Notes

  • Elexis Edwards tied her career best, set three times previously, with a 9.925 floor exercise score to win the event and lead the Buckeyes through their first rotation. Claire Gagliardi, Alexis Hankins and Jenna Hlavach all scored 9.875 to place fourth. Ohio State’s score of 49.275 was tops through the teams’ first rotation.
  • On vault, three career bests – by Sydney Jennings, Kaitlyn Grimes and Emma Pritchard – spark Ohio State to a season’s-best 49.275 score. Jennings totaled 9.925 points to win the event, Grimes scored 9.900 to place second and Pritchard scored 9.800. Nicole Riccardi and Raina Malas each turned in 9.825 scores, good for fifth-place.
  • Colby Miller scored a career-best 9.950 on the uneven parallel bars to win and lead the Buckeye contingent to a season’s-best score of 49.375. Elexis Edwards was second with a 9.900 score and Nicole Riccardi placed third (9.875). Stephanie Berger and Jenna Hlavach tied for fifth with scores of 9.825.
  • Four individual career bests allowed Ohio State to tie the program high score on balance beam with 49.500 points.  Stephanie Berger and Jojo Warga tied for first with their all-time best scores of 9.925 and Hannah Oliveros and Alexis Hankins each tied their all-time best scores with 9.900s. Emma Pritchard rounded out Ohio State’s scorers with a 9.850 effort.

Up Next

Ohio State hosts California and Pitt in a 7 p.m. meet at the Covelli Center Friday, March 11. Buckeye women’s gymnastics single meet tickets can be purchased online at www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com/tickets or by calling the Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-GOBUCKS.

 

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