The 5th ranked Utah Utes women’s gymnastics team dominated the Pac-12 Championships, recovering from last year’s disappointing third place finish to win in decisive fashion with a 197.175 finish. Stanford finished 2nd, Cal 3rd. Tory Wilson won the all-around, and Georgia Dabritz won the uneven bars and tied for the vault and floor titles. Nansy Damianova also shared the floor title with Dabritz.
Utah will now move onto the Fayetteville Regional on April 5th, joining host Arkansas, UCLA, Arizona State, Utah State and UC Davis. The top two teams would then move on to the national championships.
Utah also set gymnastics attendance records throughout college athletics.
In other non-revenue sports action...
- Utah rugby's matchup with Montana State has been cancelled this weekend due to too many sustained injuries by the opponent. Utah's next scheduled matchup is for the Wasatch Cup against BYU in Provo on April 4. Details on the matchup can be found here.
- In men’s swimming, Josiah Purss finished in ninth place in the one-meter dives at the NCAA championships. Nick Soedel finished in a tie for 22nd with a time of 19:53. Bence Kiraly also finished with a school record in the 500 free and managed a 21st place finish. Both the 200 free relay (23rd) and the 400 free relay (20th) finished in the top 25.
- The Utah softball team had their difficulties in a three game sweep against the Oregon Ducks, losing 8-7, 12-7, and 14-3 this past weekend. Utah is now 11-12 in softball play. They recovered nicely to beat Idaho State 8-6 thanks to a walk-of homer from Bridget Castro. The Utes fell to UCLA last night in an 8-0 defeat.
- Utah men's tennis lost their first conference matchup to Stanford on Thursday. Cal is up next.