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Stanford Gymnastics Live: Stanford Makes Super Six
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/22/2010

April 22, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - This blog from Session II of the NCAA team preliminaries will be updated after every rotation.

Final: Stanford is in

Stanford reached its fifth Super Six, by finishing third in its session of the team prelims. More information to come.

Fifth Rotation

Stanford faced a moment of truth on the balance beam, needing a strong collective performance to be mistake-free to have a chance to advance.

Allyse Ishino, in the No. 2 spot, produced a strong performance, scoring a 9.825.

Carly Janiga stepped up in the No. 4 position and came through with a 9.875, Ashley Morgan followed with a 9.825, and Shelley Alexander completed Stanford's day with a 9.80.

Stanford scored 49.100 for its third-best beam score of the season. That gives Stanford 196.300. But will that be enough?

Of the two teams to have finished, Stanford leads Arkansas (195.600). Four others will be finished in the sixth rotation.

Fourth Rotation

Nicole Pechanec produced an aggressive bars routine in the No. 2 spot that was downgraded only because of a step on her landing for a 9.80, and Alyssa Brown followed with a 9.85.

Carly Janiga followed a teammate's fall by sticking her landing to score a 9.90. Jenny Peter, a sophomore who became regular in the lineup late in the season, gave Stanford a good finish with a 9.825.

Stanford scored a 48.950 on the bars and has 146.700 points.

The scores for teams that have completed three rotations are: Alabama (147.900), Michigan (146.975), Stanford (146.700), and Arkansas (146.150).

Third Rotation

Stanford had a bye in the third rotation, and now every team has completed two events. Stanford stands in a strong second.

Here are the team scores: Alabama (98.675), Stanford (98.250), Missouri (98.125), Florida (98.075), Michigan (97.600), Arkansas (98.075).

Second Rotation

The Cardinal came back with a strong 49.325, the team's third-highest score this year for the event, in a performance sparked by leadoff Blair Ryland's 9.925. The score was a collegiate career high for the senior, who has been a rock at the front of the vault lineup throughout her career and earned second-team All-America honors as a freshman in 2007.

Every Stanford vaulter scored 9.80 or above, with Janiga producing a 9.875.

After two of the six rotations, Stanford is in first (98.250) among the two schools that have completed two rotations, ahead of Arkansas (97.125).

First Rotation

Stanford scored 48.925 on the floor exercise during its first rotation at the NCAA Championships on Thursday.

The Cardinal needs to finish among the top three teams of its six-team Session II of the team preliminaries to advance to Friday's Super Six finals.

The Cardinal got high scores from Carly Janiga (9.875) and Shelley Alexander (9.85). Ashley Morgan, at No. 3 in the lineup produced a solid 9.80 after a teammate fell, and got Stanford back on track.

With four teams performing in the opening rotation, Stanford stands third, behind Alabama (49.325, vault) and Arkansas (49.125, bars), and ahead of Michigan (48.450, beam), with Florida and Missouri yet to begin.

Stanford has a bye in the third rotation.

After three rotations, every team has gone through

In the first session, UCLA (196.875), Utah (196.625), and Oklahoma (196.550) advanced to the Super Six. Nebraska (196.175), Oregon State (196.050), and LSU (196.025) did not.

In the first session, UCLA (196.875), Utah (196.625), and Oklahoma (196.550) advanced to the Super Six. Nebraska (196.175), Oregon State (196.050), and LSU (196.025) did not.

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