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Ute Gymnasts Compete In The NCAA Super Six Tonight

Kristina Baskett helped Utah earn the best vault score of either session on Thursday.

Kristina Baskett helped Utah earn the best vault score of either session on Thursday.

April 21, 2006

The Utah gymnastics team competes in the NCAA Super Six Gymnastics Championship tonight starting at 7 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. MT) in Corvallis, Ore. Click here for once the meet starts (the site will not be activated until then) NCAA Championships Live Scoring.

Utah qualified into the Super Six with Nebraska, Alabama, Georgia, Iowa State and Florida. Only Iowa State is a newcomer to the Super Six. Tonight marks Utah's 12th Super Six appearance since the format began in 1993. The Utes placed seventh in 1997 and 1999.

In a blind draw conducted by the NCAA last night, Utah was handed the following rotation: bars, beam, bye, floor, vault, bye.

Utah earned a spot in the team finals after surviving an extremely difficult qualifying test on Thursday. Only 0.325 separated the first and fourth place teams in the afternoon session.

Thursday Session I:
Nebraska      196.325
Alabama       196.250
Utah          196.175
Michigan      196.000
LSU           195.650
Oklahoma      195.525

Thursday Session II Georgia 197.275 Iowa State 196.250 Florida 196.225 Arizona State 195.575 Oregon State 195.150 Arkansas 194.375

Utah's Ashley Postell won the silver medal in the all-around, scoring a 39.525 and winning the afternoon session for the second straight year. Georgia Olympian Courtney Kupets edged past Postell's score in the evening session by scoring a 39.575.

Postell qualified for individual event finals on all four events and will be joined in Saturday's event finals by Nicolle Ford (vault and bars), Kristina Baskett (bars) and Gritt Hofmann (vault).



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