Georgia beats Florida — by a very narrow margin

Florida junior Corey HartungNo. 1 Florida came this close to upsetting no. 2 Georgia at home Friday night.

More than 10,000 turned out to see the Gators duel the Gym Dogs in the hottest matchup in college gymnastics right now. But once again, Georgia came out on top, 196.850 t0 195.825. It doesn’t really get any smaller than that.

Both teams had a number of unaccustomed mistakes. Florida counted a fall for the first time in 28 meets, that mistake coming on the uneven bars. Georgia’s Grace Taylor and Courtney McCool both fell from the balance beam during the final rotation.

Florida star Corey Hartung won the all-around with a 39.7, the fifth-highest score in school history. Courtney Kupets was second with a 39.65, and Georgia junior Tiffany Tolnay was third with a 39.525.

Further reading: Georgia’s press release, Florida’s press release

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One Response to “Georgia beats Florida — by a very narrow margin”

  1. A unique side aerial from Corey Hartung « The Gymblog Says:

    […] unique side aerial from Corey Hartung Even though her team lost (by the smallest of margins), the University of Florida’s Corey Hartung was extremely impressive at Friday’s meet […]

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