Alabama gymnastics ties Arkansas, 5th tie in school history

Gymnastics is one of few NCAA sports that is not predicated on wins and losses throughout the regular season, but on the scores the teams put up throughout the season. Luckily that is the case, as the Crimson Tide gymnastics team tied the Arkansas Razorbacks 197.100. Even further, the teams tied perfectly in all four events: 49.425 on vault, 49.175 on uneven bars, 49.150 on balance beam and a 49.350 on the floor exercise.

Alabama was led on the vault by a 9.95 from Marissa Gutierrez, who injured her ankle later in the meet on an awkward landing in the floor exercise. Sarah DeMeo’s 9.9 was not only the best for the Crimson Tide on the uneven bars, but a meet-high.

Alabama had three 9.9s on the balance beam, from DeMeo, Ashley Priess and Diandra Milliner. The trio tied with Arkansas’s Erin Freier to tie for the meet-high. Leading the Tide on floor exercise was Kim Jacob with a 9.9.

Alabama’s next meet will be at home against No. 6 UCLA.

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