NORMAN, Okla. – No. 9 Kentucky gymnastics superior to the NCAA Regional Ultimate on Thursday after a 197.475-worthy efficiency within the semifinal spherical of competitors.
Competing towards Southeastern Convention rival No. 8 Alabama, Iowa and Illinois, the Cats have been the highest staff of the afternoon session. The night session will characteristic host Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ohio State and NC State. The Wildcats and Crimson Tide might be joined by the highest two groups of the night session to compete for an opportunity to punch a ticket to the NCAA Championships at Dickies Enviornment in Fort Value, Texas, April 13-15.
In program historical past, Kentucky has superior to the regional finals six instances together with 2023.
Senior Raena Worley was the all-around winner for the twentieth time of her collegiate profession scoring a 39.625. The primary staff flooring All-American held the highest rating of the meet on the occasion with a 9.950.
The Wildcats began the afternoon on the ground train with Jillian Procasky main off the equipment. Her 9.850 efficiency tied her season and profession bests kicking the meet off effectively for Kentucky. Arianna Patterson strutted her stuff with a 9.900 whereas Hailey Davis rocked on with a 9.900 of her personal. Anchoring the occasion, Worley neared her personal profession and season highs with a 9.950. UK accomplished the primary rotation with a 49.450.
Within the second rotation of the afternoon, the Wildcats continued the battle on vault. Sophomore Makenzie Wilson was the staff’s main scorer incomes a 9.875 from the judges for her entrance handspring entrance pike half. Patterson and Worley every have been awarded 9.850 on the occasion.
The best-scoring equipment of the day was the third rotation – the uneven bars. The Cats seemed robust recording a collective 39.475. Bailey Bunn, Shealyn Luksik and Worley all scored 9.925, tying for the very best rating for the staff on the occasion. Bunn’s excessive rating set a brand new season and profession greatest for the gymnast.
Rounding out the day, the Wildcats tallied 49.350 on the stability beam. Patterson’s 9.950 was the highest rating of the meet on the occasion, in addition to the staff’s highest tally. Worley and Bunn each obtained 9.900 every from the judges.
Large Blue Nation can watch the Cats in motion once more on Saturday at 6 p.m. EST by following dwell stats or watching dwell on ESPN+.