Gymnastics Sets Record with Another 197+ Score

LSU's Jessie Jordan
LSU's Jessie Jordan
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the first time in school history, the third-ranked LSU gymnastics team scored higher than a 197 at Arkansas as the Tigers defeated the 11th-ranked Razorbacks, 197.225-196.275, Friday night in Barnhill Arena.

LSU (4-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) scored a 49.375 on vault, 49.200 on bars, season-high tying 49.250 on beam and 49.400 on floor to reach 197.225, the third straight meet with a 197 total.

Freshman Ashleigh Gnat won the first individual title of her career with a 9.90 on vault, sharing the title with Rheagan Courville who also scored a 9.90.

Sarie Morrison won her third bars title of the season and 23rd of her career, and Courville and Jessie Jordan shared the beam title with matching 9.925 scores.

“It was a great environment tonight against a tough Arkansas team, and I thought we performed pretty well,” LSU head coach D-D Breaux said. “We need 9.875s to become 9.9s, so we are going to rest tonight and talk about the things we need to do to improve.

“Hopefully we will be a more motivated and stronger LSU team that shows up on Sunday at Oklahoma.”

LSU opened the meet with a 49.200 on bars, highlighted by a 9.925 from Morrison. Courville and Jordan added 9.85s, Britney Ranzy scored a 9.80 and Kaleigh Dickson tallied a 9.775 to round out the Tigers’ scoring. Randii Wyrick recorded a 9.70 in her first routine of the season.

LSU posted a 49.375 on vault in the second rotation. Gnat and Courville paced the team with 9.90s. Jordan stuck her vault to earn a 9.875, and Morrison and Ranzy provided 9.85s. Dickson led off the event with a 9.825.

The Tigers increased the lead over Arkansas in the third rotation with a 49.400 on floor. Courville and Lloimincia Hall led the way with matching 9.925s. Gnat and Jessica Savona added 9.875s, Jordan scored a 9.80 and Dickson tallied a 9.75.

LSU closed out the meet with a strong performance on beam, equaling the season high with a 49.250. Courville and Jordan gave the Tigers a solid one-two punch at the end of the lineup as both scored a 9.925. Savona tied her career high with a 9.825, and Gnat posted a 9.80. Hall led off with a 9.775, and Dickson scored a 9.725.

Arkansas (3-3, 1-3) was led by senior Katherine Grable who edged out Courville for the all-around title with a 39.625 to Courville’s 39.600.

After completing the first leg of the double-meet weekend, the Tigers get a short rest on Saturday as they travel to Norman, Okla., to take on the second-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in a 2 p.m. CT contest on Sunday.


1. #3 LSU 197.225  (VT – 49.375, UB – 49.200, BB – 49.250, FX – 49.400)
2. #11 Arkansas 196.275  (VT – 49.250, UB – 49.075, BB – 48.925, FX – 49.025)

Individual (Includes first place and all LSU competitors)

All-Around – 1. Katherine Grable (Arkansas) 39.625, 2. Rheagan Courville 39.600, 3. Jessie Jordan 39.450, 5. Kaleigh Dickson 39.075

Vault – t1. Rheagan Courville 9.90, t1. Ashleigh Gnat 9.90, t3. Jessie Jordan 9.875, t5. Sarie Morrison 9.85, t5. Britney Ranzy 9.85, t10. Kaleigh Dickson 9.825
Bars – 1. Sarie Morrison 9.925, t3. Rheagan Courville 9.85, t3. Jessie Jordan 9.85, t7. Britney Ranzy 9.80, 9. Kaleigh Dickson 9.775, t10. Randii Wyrick 9.70
Beam – t1. Rheagan Courville 9.925, t1. Jessie Jordan 9.925, t4. Jessica Savona 9.825, 7. Ashleigh Gnat 9.80, 8. Lloimincia Hall 9.775, t9. Kaleigh Dickson 9.725
Floor – 1. Katherine Grable (Arkansas) 9.95, t2. Rheagan Courville 9.925, t2. Lloimincia Hall 9.925, t4. Ashleigh Gnat 9.875, t4. Jessica Savona 9.875, 8. Jessie Jordan 9.80, 9. Kaleigh Dickson 9.75




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