LSU's Kaleigh Dickson
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Gymnastics Set for Third-Straight Top-3 Matchup
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Published: February 17, 2014, 04:39 PM (CT)
by Jake Terry (@LSUjake), Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – It will be a battle between No. 2 and No. 3 for the third straight week as the LSU gymnastics team remained third in the GymInfo national rankings released Monday.

LSU (7-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) will travel to Gainesville, Fla., this week to take on No. 2 Florida (6-0, 4-0) at 6 p.m. CT Friday in the O’Connell Center. This meet comes on the heels of back-to-back contests between LSU and Oklahoma when the Sooners were No. 2 and the Tigers were No. 3.

LSU beat Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., 197.650-197.325, on Feb. 9 and fell to the Sooners at the Metroplex Challenge on Saturday.

Oklahoma jumped to the top spot in the GymInfo standings this week with a 197.446 season average, while the Gators slid down to No. 2 with a 197.392 average.

After posting the highest score in school history with a 197.875 at the Metroplex Challenge on Saturday, LSU increased its season average to 197.379, just .013 points behind Florida in the standings.

The Tigers are ranked in the Top 5 in all four event standings. LSU is No. 2 on vault with a 49.475 average, No. 5 on bars at 49.261, No. 3 on beam at 49.214 and No. 2 on floor at 49.429.

In the individual rankings, six Tigers are listed in the Top 25 in at least one category.

Junior Rheagan Courville is No. 5 in the all-around with a 39.504 average, No. 8 on vault at 9.914, No. 9 on beam at 9.868 and No. 12 on floor at 9.904.

Junior Jessie Jordan is No. 11 in the all-around with a 39.368 average, and she is No. 2 nationally on beam with a 9.90 average.

Senior Sarie Morrison holds a 9.918 average on both bars and vault, ranking fourth and sixth respectively.

Junior Lloimincia Hall is No. 4 on floor with a 9.929 average after she scored her second perfect 10.0 of the season in the event at the Metroplex Challenge.

Senior Kaleigh Dickson is No. 14 in the all-around with a 39.313 average, and junior Britney Ranzy is No. 21 on vault with a 9.879 average.

LSU wraps up a four-meet road swing at Florida on Friday, and live audio will be available free of charge in the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net/live.

GymInfo Gymnastics Top 25
Feb. 17, 2014

Rank, Team, Season Average
1. Oklahoma 197.446
2. Florida 197.392
3. LSU 197.379
4. Utah 197.135
5. Alabama 197.025
6. Georgia 196.864
7. Michigan 196.650
8. Nebraska 196.608
9. UCLA 196.517
10. Auburn 196.258
11. Oregon State 196.205
12. Stanford 196.154
13. Arkansas 196.125
14. Illinois 195.900
15. Minnesota 195.854
16. Boise State 195.767
17. Arizona 195.679
18. Denver 195.646
19. Central Michigan 195.441
20. Penn State 195.389
21. California 195.296
22. Arizona State 195.263
23. Ohio State 195.254
24. Washington 195.133
25. Kent State 194.971

LSU in the Individual National Rankings
Rheagan Courville: 5th AA, 8th VT, 9th BB, 12th FX
Kaleigh Dickson: 14th AA
Lloimincia Hall: 4th FX
Jessie Jordan: 11th AA, 2nd BB
Sarie Morrison: 6th VT, 4th UB
Britney Ranzy: 21st VT

 

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