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Florida @ North Carolina Live Blog

Ok kids, it's Friday and that means it's NCAA Gymnastics time!

Tonight I'm live blogging the Florida at North Carolina meet. This meet is the first home meet for North Carolina and it's especially awesome since North Carolina is supporting LGBTQ rights with their #BeTrue theme they've adopted from Nike.

Who to watch? Rachel Gowey is doing the all-around tonight for Florida and for North Carolina, Morgan Lane is the gymnast to watch. When you see her beam, you will understand what I am talking about.

Refresh the page every five minutes or so for updates!
I'm also looking forward to seeing those rainbow leotards of North Carolina's! Just throwing that out there while the national anthem plays.

North Carolina is starting on vault as the home team, and Florida is on bars.

Nike is sponsoring this event, per Flo Gymnastics, that warms my heart.

First athlete up - Mikayla Robinson for UNC VT - FTY, piked down, step back. 9.625

Alicia Boren Florida bars - tkatchev +clear hip + bail,  KCHS, DLO - small hop 9.825

Alexis Allen VT UNC - Y 1/2, lots of power, but many big steps out. 9.575

Grace McLaughlin UB FL -  KCHS, toe on + maloney, toe shoot to HB,  giant 1/2 + double front, step forward. 9.85

Madison Hargrave UNC VT - FTY, step back, but night height and power 9.675

Rachel Gowey UB FL - ray,  toe on + pak,  toe on, short on that handstand, DLO dismount, stuck.9.825

Morgan Lane VT UNC - round off, full on back pike off, That was cool! 9.7


Kennedy Baker UB FL - ray, bail, toe shoot to HB, double front dismount 9.7

Madison Nettles UNC VT - FTY, beautiful in the air, hop back on the landing. 9.75

Amelia Hundley UB UB - KCHS, maloney + pak, toe on + shap 1.2, full in, small step! 9.825

Kaitlynn Hededlund, VT UNC - Tucked 1 1/2 y - big step 9.625

Alex McMurtry UB FL - KCHS,  ray, so high,  bail,  toe shoot to HB, full in, small hop. Beautiful routine. 9.9

Christina Pheil VT  Exhibition for UNC -FTY, bent arms on the block, landing on her knees

Scores after 1 rotation
Florida bars 49.225
UNC vault 48.375

Second rotation Florida is on vault, UNC is on bars

Leading off vault for Florida Rachel Gowey - FTY, nice landing, little bit piked in the air on landing. 9.75

Leading off UNC for bars  Madison Nettles -  ignat 1.2 + jaeger, bail,  almost overarched HS, DLO, almost stuck 9.725

Amelia Hundley VT FL - FTY, nice landing, beautiful form. 9.85

Emma Marchese UB UNC - KCHS, shap + pak, leg seps,  toe shoot to HB, step down toe on to 1/2 tuck dismount. 9.725

Alicia Boren VT FL - Y 1 & 1/2, nice height, some foot shuffle on landing 9.925

Mekyllah Williams UB UNC - KCHS giant 1/2 + jaeger, feet flexing,  bail, toe shoot close to bar, DLO dismount, stuck. 9.8

Rachel Slocum VT FL - HS front pike 1/2, huge height, great form and stuck landing. BOOM! 9.925

Grace Donaghy UB UNC -  jump KCHS on HB, beautiful form on that HS, tkatchev + pak,  toe on,  DLO, couldn't see her landing because people were blocking my view! Her toe point is to die for! 9.775

Alex McMurtry VT FL - FTY, textbook perfect and stuck. 9.95 - perfect score!

Morgan Lane UB UNC -  KCHS,  giant 1/2, over arches hs a bit, bail, DLO and stuck. 9.8

Kaitlynn Hedelund UB UNC -  KCHS,  shap + bail, toe shoot to HB, full in, some messy legs in the air, big hop on landing.

Christina Pheil UB exhibition  tkatchev,  bail, short on that HS, double back.

Scores after 2 rotations -
Florida vault 49.4, 2 event total 98.625
UNC bars 48.925, 2 event total 97.3

Third rotation - Florida moves to floor, UNC is on beam

Katelynn Hededlund leads off beam for UNC, BHS + LOSO, falls sw + straddle, side aerial, 1/1 turn, round off + 1 & 1/2 dismount. 9.2

Grace McLaughlin FX Florida - FHS + fro 2/1, tour jete + wolf jump, FHS + rudi,  BHS + 1 1/2 + front pike. 9.8

Alexis Allen BB UNC - cat leap + switch side, BHS + LOSO and another fall, pffft, cat leap + side aerial, 1/1 turn, cartwheel + gainer 1/1 dismount 9.25

Claire Boyce FX Florida - FHS + front 2/1,  1/1 turn, 1 11/2 + front pike, tour jete + spl jump,  FHS + rudi, took a few steps on a couple of those passes. 9.8

Emma Marchese BB BHS + LOSO, off a bit, but saves it,  sw + split jump,  illusion + illusion, round off + 2 1/2, hop on the landing. 9.675

Rachel Slocum FX FL -  whip + double pike, nice  tour jete + wolf 1/1, random FHS,  punch front lay 1/1 + front tuck,  FHS + rudi. FUCK YES!!! That was a great routine. 9.775

Grace Donaghy BB UNC -  BHS + LOSO, off, but saves it, sw + spl, beautiful flexibility,  side aerial,  spl Jump + double stag,  1/1 turn, small bobble, gainer pike, small hop. She is a gorgeous gymnast.9.65

MEEEEELLLLS!!! FX FL - whip + double back,  fro aerial, fro lay + fro 1/1,  sw side + popa,  Gator CHOMP!  double pike, clear landing. Nice. GOOOOOOO MMMEEEEEELLLLSSSSS!!!! 9.875

Khazia Hislop UNC BB -  front aerial + BHS, nice,  beat jump + sissone, gorgeous,  switch + split jump, 1/1 turn, wobble, but saves it, punch rudi dismount, She is a beautiful gymnast. Such great form and flexibility! 9.775

Alicia Boren FX FL -  full in,  1 1/2 + front 1/1,  tour jete + wolf 1/1, double back, fabulous as always. 9.95

Morgan Lane BB UNC - press HS + LOSO+ LOSO, I got chills, cat leap +switch side,  1/1 turn, round off + 1 1/2 dismount, small hop on the landing. 9.875 - THAT SHOULD BE HIGHER!

Rachel Gowey FX FL -  double pike,  tour jete + wolf 1/1, double back,  1 1/2 + fro 1/1. (pulling a Bridgey Caquatto with her?) 9.825

Onto the fourth and final rotation Florida ends on beam and UNC will end on floor.

Scores after 3 rotations -
Florida floor 49.275, 3 event total 147.900 - Rachel Slocum's floor score got bumped up to a 9.875
UNC beam 48.225, 3 event total 145.525

Meels is leading off beam for florida, front aerial, - BHS + LOSO, big wobble, grabs the beam,  cat leap + switch side, side aerial + 1/1 dismount. stuck. She saved that series 9.5

Jamie Antinori FX UNC -  double pike, fro lay + fro 1/2,  tour jete + wolf 1/1,  double back, very clean. 9.725

Amanda Cheney BB FL -  BHS + BHS + LOSO, sw leap,  sw + shushunova, side aerial + 1/1 twist dismount 9.85

Madison Hargrave FX UNC - FHS + fro 1/1,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  sw side + popa,  double pike, over rotates and steps out of bounds. 9.6

Grace McLaughlin BB FL - Fro aerial + BHS, little slow,  sissone, beat + double stag ring, wobble,  1/1 turn,  side aerial small wobble,  gainer 1/1 dismount. 9.875

Mikayla Robinson FX UNC - double pike, FHS + Fro 1/1 + fro lay,  sw + popa,  double back, under-rotates and lands on her elbows 9.15

Gowey BB FL -  sw + spl, BHS + LOSO+ LOSO,  cat leap + front aerial, small balance check, 1/1 turn,  gainer 1/1, hop. 9.825

Madison Nettles FX UNC double pike, short, fro HS + fro lay + fro 1/2, 9.65

Alicia Boren BB Fl -  front toss,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + cross straddle, cat leap + gainer loso, 1/1 turn, gainer 1/1 dismount stuck. 9.925

Morgan Lane FX UNC -  double pike, beautiful,  FHS + rudi + loso,  sw side + popa, did she do a back spin or just spin on her butt? FHS + Rudi, bounces out, but is still awesome 9.875

Alex McMurtry BB cat leap + front toss, BHS + LOSO, solid,  sw + shushunova + back hip circle,  1/1 turn,  round off + 2/1 twist dismount, such beautiful form.

Khazia Hislop FX UNC -  FHS + fro lay + fro 1/1, tour jete + spl 1/1, her flexibility is just beautiful, the stuff of dreams, double back, super high and clean. That was a beautiful routine. Want to see what she can do when she's at full strength. 9.925


Exhibition from Christina Pheil  double arabian,  1 1/2 + fro lay,  switch side + popa, 1/1 turn, a very spunky routine. fro lay + fro 1/1. That was awesome, why wasn't she in the line up? 9.775

Final scores -
Florida beam 49.425, total 197.325
UNC Floor 48.775, total 194.300

Join me in just a few minutes for the Utah quad meet!

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