April 5, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS — Six gymnasts from the University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team concluded the 2014 campaign at NCAA Regionals inside the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis on Saturday. Freshman Angel Metcalf, sophomore Alie Glover and junior Sydney Hoerr competed in the all-around, while freshman Jordyn Doherty competed as an event specialist on vault, freshman Mollie Drenth competed on floor and sophomore Maryah Huntley was selected as an alternate for Drenth on floor.
The University of Oklahoma (197.725) and University of Illinois (196.600) qualified for the NCAA Championships.
Other teams competing at the Minneapolis Regional included the University of Minnesota (196.350), University of California (195.700), Southern Utah University (195.150), and San Jose State University (193.950).
The top two all-around competitors at all regional sites who are not members of advancing teams advance to national competition in Birmingham, Ala. April 18-20. Minnesota’s Lindsay Mable along with California’s Alicia Asturias will be advancing to the national competition based on their scores of 39.400 and 39.200 in the all-around competition, respectively.
Glover completed the night with a 39.075 in the all-around, followed closely by teammates Hoerr and Metcalf who tallied 38.700 and 38.125, respectively. Glover fell just short of qualifying for the NCAA Championships, finishing fourth in the all-around among those not on qualifying teams.
The event winners at each regional site will also advance to the national championships in that event only if they are not a part of a qualifying team or an all-around qualifier. Minnesota will be represented by event specialists Kaya Slechta (vault, 9.900), Hanna Nordquist (beam, 9.900), and Cierra Tomson (floor, 9.850). Dallas Crawford of California will be competing on bars in the national competition after posting a 9.900 in Minneapolis.
Doherty placed 16th on vault posting a 9.825 during the competition and Metcalf took 15th on bars (9.800), while Glover came in fifth on beam with a 9.875. Glover and Drenth finished in the top-20 on floor, both registering 9.800.