Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Gymnasts shuffle vault lineup for opening day of NCAA Champs
First Published Apr 20 2012 09:24 am • Last Updated Apr 24 2012 05:35 pm

Duluth, Ga. • Utah’s seventh-seeded gymnastics team is playing it a little conservative in its session here at the NCAA Championships.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The Utes, who compete with UCLA, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Stanford at 10 a.m. MT at the Gwinnett Center, are moving sophomore Corrie Lothrop back to second in the vault lineup, where she will compete with her old vault.

Lothrop has been competing last in the last three meets with a new vault which has earned scores of 9.825 at Florida, 9.9 in the Pac-12 Championships and 9.725 in the NCAA Regionals.

However, Lothrop hasn’t been training the new vault well in the last few training sessions. The Utes decided to move her back to a spot earlier in the lineup, since her old vault (layout full) isn’t worth as much as the new one (Yurchenko half on front pike off).

The Utes must finish in the top three of the competition to advance to Saturday’s Super Six.

Utah has lost twice to UCLA this year, split with Nebraska and beat Stanford.

Nebraska, which lost the regional title to Utah, will have the services of sophomore Jamie Schleppenbach today.

Schleppenbach sat out the regional meet with a sore elbow. She is the nation’s 10th-ranked vaulter with a 9.915 average.

The later session has a decidedly SEC flair, with defending champion Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas and Florida competing along with Oregon State and Ohio State.

story continues below
story continues below

In addition to deciding which teams will advance to the Super Six, today’s preliminary rounds will decide the individual all-around champion and which individuals qualify for Sunday’s event finals.

Individuals who place in the top four on each event, including ties, will compete Sunday.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.