Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Gator Chomp: Two-Meet Weekend
The Gators had senior night already, which seems pretty ridiculous. It wound up being the perfect time to switch up the lineup, as many of their all-arounders needed to be rested and the team needed to slow down, as they appear to be approaching post season form a bit early. The additional depth is a real blessing for them, as they need to be prepared for the unexpected. Their score for senior night was a 196.850 and they performed just .025 to defeat West Virginia and UNH with a 196.875 on Sunday afternoon.
The lineups look like they have all but set themselves. Randy Stageberg looks like she has turned her career around and will be a leadoff type on beam and floor for the Gators and the second alternate on vault. Marissa King looks like she is the definite alternate on bars.
Brittney Noble was back, but this season looks like mostly a wash for her. She may have another shot to compete this weekend, but they coaches really don't have enough opportunities (or enough of a need) to make her consistent enough to contribute in the post season. Nicole Ellis' fugly bar routine will have to do. It isn't pretty, but she hits.
Macko's 9.975 on beam was beautiful and astounding for anyone who followed her elite career. The girl is really learning to compete and is making a case for herself to be SEC Freshman of the Year. The SEC rarely ever gives out a co-award, but Macko and Alaina may be deserving this season.
The Gators may not be the most fabulous team ever, but they certainly have exceptional difficulty and consistency. With improved recruiting, their form and style looks to be on the upswing.
VAULT: LEMEZAN 9.775; ELLIS 9.800; CAQUATTO 9.850; SMITH 9.875; DICKERSON 9.900; KING 9.950 STAGEBERG.
BARS: ELLIS 9.850; DICKERSON 9.900; GOODWIN 9.850; MAHLICH 9.825; CAQUATTO 9.900; JOHNSON 9.825; KING.
BEAM: MAHLICH 9.825; STAGEBERG 9.800; JOHNSON 9.775; CAQUATTO 9.875; DICKERSON 9.875; GOODWIN 9.825.
FLOOR: ROSE 9.800; NOBLE 9.625; FERGUSON 9.800; STAGEBERG 9.850; SMITH 9.900; WIGGINS 9.125.
BARS: ELLIS 9.875; DICKERSON 9.775; MAHLICH 9.800; CAQUATTO 9.925; JOHNSON 9.775; KING 9.825.
BEAM: MAHLICH 9.875; STAGEBERG 9.825; JOHNSON 9.875; CAQUATTO 9.975; DICKERSON 9.750; GOODWIN 9.700.
FLOOR: ROSE 9.750; FERGUSON 9.775; STAGEBERG 9.850; KING 9.875; DICKERSON 9.875; NOBLE 9.300.
VAULT: LEMEZAN 9.825; ELLIS 9.875; CAQUATTO 9.850; SMITH 9.875; DICKERSON 9.825; KING 9.800.