Fort Worth, Texas • The Oklahoma gymnastics team spoiled the going away party for UCLA coach Valorie Kondos Field on Saturday as the Sooners won the 2019 title here Saturday night.
The Sooners won with a 198.3375, LSU was second (197.825), UCLA was third (197.5375) and Denver was fourth (197.0).
The title is the fourth championship for the Sooners, who also won in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Oklahoma’s score was the second-highest in NCAA history, behind their 198.3875 in 2017.
The Bruins were hoping to repeat as champions and send Kondos Field into retirement with another title, but the Sooners were just too good, especially on the balance beam.
Many thought it would be a close meet, but it turned into a blowout.
The Sooners scored a 49.6125 on the balance beam to lead at the halfway mark with a 99.0625.
The Sooners had two 9.9375s and 9.9625 on the beam.
LSU was second with a 98.8375 to keep some hope of a comeback, but any thoughts of an Oklahoma collapse ended in the next rotation.
Oklahoma added a 49.65 on floor to lead with a 148.7125 after three rotations while LSU was second with a 148.3 and UCLA was third with a 148.1125 and Denver was fourth with a 147.65.
The Sooners finished with a 49.625 on vault, giving them three events in which they scored above 49.6.