Posts Tagged ‘Corey Hartung’

NCAA Gymnastics Championships: Game on

April 24, 2008

Ashley PostellOne of the biggest questions about the 2008 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, which begins today in Athens, Ga., is whether Ashley Postell will finally get the NCAA all-around crown many think she richly deserves.

Postell has been Utah’s beacon — and one of the big names in collegiate gymnastics — for the past four years. But she’s always been eclipsed (twice by friend and former teammate Courtney Kupets) for the NCAA all-around title.

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A unique side aerial from Corey Hartung

January 20, 2008

Florida's Corey HartungEven though her team lost (by the smallest of margins), the University of Florida’s Corey Hartung was extremely impressive at Friday’s meet against no. 2 Georgia.

The junior, who trained with Kelli Hill as an elite, has long, elegant lines similar to Nastia Liukin’s and not your average college gymnastics skill set.

Corey Hartung, 2007 NCAA Super Six, Uneven Bars:

One move Hartung seems to have left behind is an unusual side aerial facing cross-wise on the balance beam. Here she is competing it at he 2004 American Classic Team Cup.

Corey Hartung, 2004 American Classic Team Cup, Balance Beam:

Georgia beats Florida — by a very narrow margin

January 19, 2008

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