The Oklahoma ladies’s gymnastics crew threw down the gauntlet in its first meet of the season by posting two perfect 10.0 scores back-to-back on vault.
Katherine LeVasseur acquired the celebration began with a caught Yurchenko 1.5, and Allie Stern adopted with an equivalent vault for an identical perfect rating. It was Stern’s first 10.0 of her collegiate profession. No different NCAA gymnast has earned a perfect rating in 2022.
The Sooners opened their season with a house meet towards Alabama, and LeVasseur and Stern’s scores have been the highlights of a vault rotation that hinted at early-season jitters. Of the six Sooners who competed within the occasion, solely LeVasseur and Stern scored over 9.775. Oklahoma, which was ranked third within the preseason, usually averages scores within the higher 9.8–9.9 vary.
Regardless that Alabama didn’t document any perfect marks, the Crimson Tide was capable of maintain tempo of their first rotation by posting 5 scores over 9.800 on the uneven bars. Cam Machado led the best way with a 9.875, and Alabama trailed Oklahoma by solely .005.
The Sooners pulled away with sturdy performances on bars and secured their first victory of the yr with a wonderful ultimate rotation that featured 4 ground scores of 9.900 or greater. Their crew whole of 197.400 was over a degree greater than Alabama’s ultimate rating of 195.875.
Oklahoma completed second behind Michigan on the 2021 NCAA championships and picked up a number of particular person occasion titles. Alabama, which was ranked sixth forward of the ’22 season, narrowly missed making the crew finals final season at nationals however knocked off higher-ranked groups to win the ’21 SEC Championship