Utah State Gymnastics climbs three spots to 20th in latest standings

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Logan, Utah – Utah State’s gymnastics team is ranked No. 20 in the nation in Week 4 of the Road to Nationals rankings, which were released Monday.

After their season-high 196.450 last Friday night at BYU, the Aggies moved up three spots in the standings. Utah State is the second-highest ranked team in the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference, behind only BYU, which ranked No. 18.

Southern Utah, one of three Aggies opponents this Friday at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, is ranked 24th nationally.

NATIONAL TEAM RANKINGS
Globally: No. 20 (average 195.906)
To jump: No. 39 (48,800)
Bars: No. 17 (49.031)
Shine: T-No. 18 (49.050)
Stage: No. 25 (49.025)

In the double meet against the Cougars, the Aggies’ 196.450 turned out to be the second best road score in series history against BYU. It’s also the third time Utah State has eclipsed the 196 mark in Provo. Additionally, it is the 10th-highest team score in school history, including the sixth-highest score on the road.

Utah State scored a season-high 49.100 on vault, which is tied for 10th all-time in school history, against BYU, and a 49.275 on balance beam, which is tied for sixth all-time in school history.

INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL RANKINGS
First-year student Brie Clark
Stage: T-11e (9.931)

Clark’s career-high 9.950 set against the Air Force on Jan. 14 is tied for the 15th best rushing score in the nation this season.

MRGC TEAM RANKINGS
To jump: No. 4 (48,800)
Bars: No. 3 (49.031)
Shine: No. 2 (49.050)
Stage: No. 1 (49.025)

MRGC INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Junior Rebecca Wells
All around: 2nd (39.138)
To jump: 5th (9.817)
Shine: 4th (9.842)

Junior Sofi Sullivan
Shine: T-2e (9.850)

Second year Brianna Brooks
Bars: T-5e (9.875)
Shine: T-7e (9.825)

First-year student Trinity Brown
To jump: T-6e (9.806)

First-year student Brie Clark
Stage: T-11e (9.931)

First-year student Kyelyn McCright
Shine: 6th (9.831)

Utah State is back at home this week when the Aggies (5-3, 2-1 MRGC) host Southern Utah (2-4, 1-3 MRGC) and Ball State (4-5-1, 0-2-0 MAC) at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for a triple encounter on Friday, February 4 at 7 p.m.

For more information on Utah State’s gymnastics program, follow the Aggies on Twitter at @USUGymnastics, on Facebook at UtahStateGymnastics and on Instagram at USUGymnastics.

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