No. 3 Utah Gymnastics Set for Lone Home Meet in February, Hosts No. 21 Oregon State

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No. 3 Utah Gymnastics Set for Lone Home Meet in February, Hosts No. 21 Oregon State

University of Utah women's gymnastics team greets the crowd after their victory in a dual meet vs. Arizona State University at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

University of Utah women's gymnastics team greets the crowd after their victory in a dual meet vs. Arizona State University at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

University of Utah women's gymnastics team greets the crowd after their victory in a dual meet vs. Arizona State University at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

University of Utah women's gymnastics team greets the crowd after their victory in a dual meet vs. Arizona State University at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Assistant Sports Editor

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After a successful road trip, the No. 3 University of Utah gymnastics team is back home for the only time this month as they host No. 21 Oregon State. Not only is this meet the fan-favorite character day, but it is also the alumni meet, meaning former Utah gymnastics will be in attendance. Former head coach Megan Marsden will also be honored at the meet.

 

Scouting No. 3 Utah 

Record: 7-0, 3-0 Pac-12

Last Meet: W @ No. 10 Cal 197.550-197.325

The Red Rocks are coming home after a nail-biting win at Cal last weekend. The Red Rocks posted not only a new season-high score but a whopping 49.625 on the beam. That score was the third-highest team beam score in the NCAA last weekend, behind Florida’s 49.675 and Minnesota’s 49.700.

That beam score boosted Utah to the No. 4 on the event. The Red Rocks are ranked in the Top 10 for the other events as well — No. 6 on the floor and No. 8 on the vault and bars. At the individual level, Kim Tessen ranks No. 7 on the bars and No. 22 on the vault. Cristal Isa is ranked No. 16 on the beam.

Sophomore Adrienne Randall was named the Conference Specialist of the Week after her performance versus Cal. She posted a career-high score of 9.95 on the beam and posted a 9.875 on the floor. This is her second time being honored by the conference. She was named Freshman of the Week last season. With this honor, Randall is the third Red Rock to be honored by the conference this season. Tessen and Maile O’Keefe have also been honored.

 

Scouting No. 21 Oregon State 

Record: 8-3, 3-0 Pac-12

Last Meet: 2nd place versus LSU and Arizona State

The Beavers are coming to Salt Lake after falling just short against LSU in their tri-meet. OSU scored 196.700 to LSU’s 196.800. The Beavers easily handled the Sun Devils who only scored 195.600. OSU’s highest score this season of 196.825 was against Stanford at the beginning of the month.

The Beavers are led by the sister duo of Lacy and Madi Dagen. The sisters have hit all 30 routines that they have done this season.

Madi Dagen won the vault event title in the meet against Stanford with her 9.90. That was her first event title of the season.

Lacy Dagen won the beam title with a 9.975 versus Stanford two weeks ago. That was her career-high on the event.

Both sisters scored 9.900 in last week’s tri-meet on the beam.

 

How to Watch

This week’s meeting is set to start at 1 p.m. at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. It will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network and go live over the airways of ESPN 700. Live stats will also be available on utahutes.com

 

What’s Next

After Saturday’s meet, the Red Rocks will hit the road for two more weeks. First up, the Red Rocks will take on rival UCLA in Los Angeles. The second stop on the road trip will be Seattle to take on Washington. The team will then finish the last two meets of the season at home.

 

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