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Florida, UCLA to NCAAs

April 13, 2008

Melanie SinclairThe Florida Gators established that they could challenge no. 1 Georgia for an NCAA team title Saturday, scoring a 197.525 to take the Southeast Regional Championships. UCLA was second by nine-tenths of a point, scoring a 196.625.

This meet was a study in ties. UF teammates Melanie Sinclair and Ashley Reed tied for first on vault. Sinclair shared the bars title with UCLA’s Anna Li, while Reed, North Carolina State’s Leigha Hancock, Nebraska’s Tricia Woo and UCLA’s Kristina Comforte all tied for first on beam. Floor had — get this — five champions: Woo, Sinclair, Florida’s Amanda Castillo and Nicola Willis, and Nebraska’s Emily Parsons.

UCLA had a burp on beam from Ariana Berlin and another on floor from Mizuki Sato and didn’t seem as able to build up big, big scores.

Nebraska, third with a 196.1, was eliminated from the NCAA team competition.

(via Gatorzone.com)