Razorbacks crack Top 10 in weekly gymnastics rankings


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas moved up one spot to No. 10 in the RoadtoNationals.com weekly rankings list following its 196.525 performance against No. 6 Kentucky last Friday.

The 196.525 against the Wildcats was Arkansas’ third highest home opening score in program history.

Arkansas began the year as the preseason 19th-ranked team, and moved up to No. 11 following its week one score of 195.350 at No. 3 LSU. It’s the first top-10 ranking for the Razorbacks since Feb. 9, 2016.

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Event Rankings

The Razorbacks rank fourth in the nation on beam with an average score of 49.200.

Freshman Sophia Carter leads Arkansas on the event, recording scores of 9.900 in both meets at LSU and Kentucky.

Carter won her first career event title on beam against the Wildcats and ranks tied for sixth-nationally, and as the second-best freshman, in the event.

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On vault, Arkansas comes in as the eighth-ranked team nationally with an average score of 49.050.

Senior Amanda Wellick is ranked No. 14 on both bars and beam, while sophomore Sydney McGlone is tied for No. 13 on vault.

Wellick scored a season high 9.900 on bars against Kentucky, receiving her 31st career event title. The Razorbacks rank 19th on bars and 27th on floor.

Arkansas is one of five teams from the Southeastern Conference ranked in the top 10.

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LSU is No. 1 for the second-consecutive week, while Kentucky and Florida are tied for fifth. Alabama comes in just ahead of the Razorbacks at No. 9.

The Razorbacks are on the road again for another top 25 conference matchup against the No. 24 Missouri Tigers this Friday.

The meet will be streamed on the SEC Network+ and the WatchESPN App beginning at 6:45 p.m.