Arkansas Set To Open SEC Competition At Kentucky
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 14th-ranked gymnastics team is set to open up Southeastern Conference competition against 16th-ranked Kentucky in Lexington this Friday night at 5 p.m. The meet will be televised by the SEC Network.
First Vault: 5:01 p.m.
Live stream: SEC Network | WatchESPN
Talent: Courtney Lyle (PxP), Bridget Sloan (Analyst)
Live stats: Kentucky.Statbroadcast.com
Series Record: Arkansas Leads 23-9
Note: Meet held inside Rupp Arena
How They Compare (Season Averages)
Vault: Arkansas: 48.988, Kentucky: 48.875
Bars: Kentucky: 48.913, Arkansas: 48.638
Beam: Kentucky: 49.050, Arkansas: 49.038
Floor: Arkansas: 49.025, Kentucky: 48.700
Total: Arkansas: 195.688, Kentucky: 195.538
On The Road Again
Arkansas’ meet on Friday marks the second of four-consecutive road trips for the Gymbacks. Arkansas picked up a win last week at Arizona, winning its first road dual meet since Feb. 2, 2017 against Auburn.
Hambrick Consistent Through Two
Freshman Kennedy Hambrick competed in three events at Arizona, bringing her season total to five. She has tied for the team lead on vault in each of the first two meets, winning a share of the event title at Arizona. She has scored a 9.800 or higher in 4-of-5 events so far this season.
Going High On Vault
The Razorbacks scored a 49.150 on vault last week. It was its seventh score of 49.000 or higher on the event in 17 meets while posting four scores of 9.800 or higher. No Razorback scored below a 9.750 on the event last week.
Carter Remains Steady
Through two meets, sophomore Sophia Carter has won two floor titles and a beam title. She posted a 9.950 against Oklahoma in week one, and a 9.875 against Arizona in week two on the floor. Last week on beam, the sophomore scored a 9.900, her sixth score of 9.900 or higher on the event in her career.
Freshman Amanda Elswick made her long awaited debut on vault against Arizona, scoring a 9.825 in her first meet. The Razorbacks have competed three freshmen in the event the season, as Elswick joins Savannah Pennese and Kennedy Hambrick on vault.
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