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Georgia Gymnastics Notebook: March 10
Kaylan Earls


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March 10, 2014

ATHENS-----Georgia landed at No. 6 in this week's GymInfo Top 25 with a 197.020 RQS. LSU held on to the top spot with a 197.660, followed by Oklahoma (197.640), Florida (197.565), Alabama (197.320), Utah (197.225), Georgia (197.020), UCLA (196.920), Michigan (196.900), Nebraska (196.710) and Stanford (196.640) to round out the top-10.

The Gym Dogs are No. 1 on the uneven bars for the eighth straight week with a 49.525 RQS. They are ranked sixth on beam (49.175), seventh on vault (49.330) and 10th on floor (49.215).

Chelsea Davis retained her No. 1 spot on the uneven bars with a 9.94 RQS. She is tied for first along with Utah's Georgia Dabritz. Lindsey Cheek is ranked third (9.935), Brittany Rogers is fifth (9.92), and Kiera Brown is 19th (9.885). On beam, Kaylan Earls is ranked fourth (9.915), while Cheek is 11th (9.895). Cheek is also tied for 14th on vault (9.915). Sophomore Brittany Rogers is ranked 11th in the all-around with a 39.435.

LAST WEEK: Behind a 49.625 on vault and a 49.6 on bars, Georgia cruised to a 197.025-195.825 win over Denver Saturday afternoon at Stegeman Coliseum.

The 49.625 on vault was Georgia's highest since the 2009 NCAA Super Six, and the last time the Gym Dogs scored higher was a 49.650 in the 2006 Super Six. It equaled the highest mark on vault in a regular season meet since second-ranked Georgia topped No. 1 UCLA, 197.900-196.875 Jan. 13, 2002 in Athens.

UGA is tied with Utah, Oklahoma and Alabama for the highest vault score this season, and the Gym Dogs own the highest mark on bars with a 49.675 against Arkansas on March 1.

Two Gym Dogs were awarded 9.975s on Saturday - Brandie Jay on vault and Lindsey Cheek on bars. Cat Hires was awarded a 10 by one judge on bars, and she scored a career-high 9.95.

THIS WEEK: Georgia will close out the regular season by renewing its rivalry with No. 5 Utah Saturday night in Salt Lake City. The Gym Dogs lead the all-time series 25-22-1 including a 197.650-196.975 win last year in Athens. They are searching for the their first dual meet win in Salt Lake City since 2006. The meet will feature the two gymnasts tied for first nationally on bars - Georgia's Chelsea Davis and Utah's Georgia Dabritz.

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