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Red Rocks Sneak Into Gymnastics National Championship Meet

Utah Utes gymnast Jaedyn Rucker and her team react after her vault during the NCAA regional final round at the Maverik Center on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The Utes are moving on to the next round. (Annie Barker, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The University of Utah Red Rocks were in third place going into the final rotation but managed to advance to the National Championship.

The Red Rocks reached nationals for the 45th consecutive season when they won the Salt Lake City Regional two weeks ago. They posted a 197.6000 score to finish second in the second semifinal session and will go to the National Championship meet. Oklahoma will join them along with Michigan and Florida.

First Rotation: Beam

  • Alexia Burch: 9.8750
  • Lucy Stanhope: 9.8125
  • Cristal Isa: 9.8750
  • Abby Paulson: 9.8125
  • Adrienne Randall: 9.850
  • Maile O’Keefe: 9.8375

LSU was on the floor, Oklahoma was on bars and Alabama was on vault.

Scores at the end of the rotation:

LSU: 49.5000
Oklahoma: 49.4000
Alabama: 49.2875
Utah: 49.2500

Second Rotation: Floor

  • Cristal Isa: 9.90
  • Abby Paulson: 9.8875
  • Lucy Stanhope: 9.8750
  • Jaedyn Rucker: 9.9125
  • Maile O’Keefe: 9.9625
  • Sydney Soloski: 9.9375

Oklahoma was on beam, Alabama was on bars and LSU was on vault.

Scores at the end of the second rotation:

LSU: 99.0125
Oklahoma: 98.925
Utah: 98.8500
Alabama: 98.6000

Third Rotation: Vault

  • Maile O’Keefe: 9.8125
  • Cammy Hall: 9.8750
  • Cristal Isa: 9.8375
  • Lucy Stanhope: 9.8625
  • Jaedyn Rucker: 9.8375
  • Alexia Burch: 9.8250

LSU was on bars, Alabama was on beam and Oklahoma was on the floor.

Oklahoma: 148.5375
LSU: 148.3875
Utah: 148.0875
Alabama: 147.9875

Fourth Rotation: Bars

  • Abby Paulson: 9.8250
  • Alani Sabado: 9.8750
  • Alexia Burch: 9.8875
  • Emilie LeBlanc: 9.9000
  • Maile O’Keefe: 9.9500
  • Cristal Isa: 9.9000

Oklahoma was on vault, LSU was on beam and Alabama was on the floor.

Oklahoma: 198.0875
Utah: 197.6000
Alabama: 197.5750
LSU: 197.5625

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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