The No. 5 Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team (9-1, 4-1 Pac-12) host the Stanford Cardinal gymnastics team (6-7, 3-3 Pac-12) tonight at 7:00 p.m. MST. The theme of the meet is Senior Night with the Stars and will honor the team’s lone senior Baely Rowe for her last meet of her career at the Huntsman Center. The meet will be live-streamed on utahutes.com and will not be televised.
A win tonight would give Utah co-head coach Tom Farden career win No. 100. Farden, who is 28-8-1 in his second season as the co-head coach at Utah, previously coached from 2004-09 at Southeast Missouri State. In his head coaching tenure at the two schools, Farden has a career record of 99-56-1.
Freshman MyKayla Skinner tied the Utah career record of six Pac-12 Gymnasts of the Week, with former Utah great Georgia Dabritz. She was also named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the fourth time this season, tying her with 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Sabrina Schwab for the most in school history. Skinner has 30 wins (out of 40 total) and ranks No. 2 in the all-around (39.630 RQS), No. 4 on floor (9.945), No. 9 on vault (9.905), No. 11 on bars (9.890) and No. 11 on beam (9.895).
The Red Rocks hold a 28-6 lead in the all-time series with Stanford, including seven in a row dating back to 2014. They are 12-1 in Salt Lake City (Stanford’s lone win in Salt Lake came in 2011).
The Cardinal are coached by 16th year head coach Kristen Smyth. Stanford’s best score (196.325) this season came in a loss to Oregon State on Saturday. They are led by junior All-American Elizabeth Price, who was the 2016 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Year. Price, who has a career best of a 39.675 in the all-around, has not competed in the all-around this season for the Cardinal.