Gymnastics tops No. 10 BYU in home opener
The 11th-ranked Sun Devils narrowly beat a talented BYU (2-2) team on Saturday night. In Arizona State’s (1-1) home opener, the Sun Devils won 196.275-196.250.
BYU finished on top in the vault, bars and floor. Anaya Smith and Hannah Scharf actually were the top performers in the vault overall. Cario Leonard-Baker earned Arizona State’s top score in the bars. Scharf’s 9.900 was the meet’s best for the floor exercise.
Meanwhile, the balance beam was the only event that the Sun Devils had a higher score. However, the .45 difference between the two teams in beam proved to be the difference.
Scharf, Sarah Clark, Megan Thompson and Gracie Reeves all scored 9.850 or higher in beam for the four highest scores in the event.
Scharf scored an all-around score of 39.500 while winning floor and beam with a second-place finish in vault.
Track and Field opens season
Arizona State Track and Field started its season on Saturday in Texas. The Sun Devils didn’t win any events at the Texas A&M Ted Nelson Invitational, but had a handful of top-three finishes. The results can be found below.
Ma’Kayla Dickerson - 400 Meter Dash (Finished 4th), 4x400 Meter Relay (4th)
Katie Eidem - 60 Meter Hurdles (DNQ), Long Jump (6th), 4x400 Relay (4th)
Keira Christie Galloway - 60 Meter Hurdles (3rd), 4x400 Relay (4th)
Ta’nalya Gordon - Long Jump (3rd), 60 Meter Dash (8th)
Sevanna Hanson - Pole Vault (3rd)
Tommi Hintnaus - Pole Vault (6th)
Jazmine Hobson - 4x400 Meter Relay (4th)
Haley Rayburn - Pole Vault (2nd)
Christina Warren - 60 Meter Hurdles (5th), Triple Jump (DNS), 4x400 Meter Relay (4th)
Shedrick Garrett - 400 Meter Dash (15th), 4x400 Meter Relay (2nd)
Jamar Marshall Jr. - 60 Meter Hurdles (DQ), 4x400 Meter Relay (2nd)
Antonio Mitchell - 60 Meter Dash (FS), 4x400 Meter Relay (2nd)
Dubem Nwachukwu - 400 Meter Dash (2nd), 4x400 Meter Relay (2nd)
Kentre Patterson - 60 Meter Hurdles (3rd)
Cole Riddle - Pole Vault (2nd)
Lazarus Williams - 400 Meter Dash (13th), 4x400 Meter Relay (2nd)