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Oklahoma women's gymnastics: Sooners advance to Super Six

Oklahoma finished ahead of Georgia and LSU, which received team scores of 197.3 and 197.1, respectively.
By Charlie Potter, For The Oklahoman Published: April 18, 2014
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/articleid/4073658/1/pictures/2495738">Photo - Oklahoma's Chayse Capps competes in the floor exercise during the NCAA women's gymnastics championships Friday, April 18, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Oklahoma's Chayse Capps competes in the floor exercise during the NCAA women's gymnastics championships Friday, April 18, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

After its first bye of the meet, Oklahoma posted a 49.575 on vault. The Sooners earned four scores of 9.9 or higher on the apparatus, with sophomores Maile’ana Kanewa and Haley Scaman both receiving 9.95s.

Oklahoma followed its strong performance on vault up with a 49.325 on floor exercise. Kanewa and Scaman paced the team again, as both gymnasts earned 9.9 scores.

The Sooners sat out of the fifth rotation and ended the meet on uneven parallel bars. Spears led the way once again with a score of 9.9.

Oklahoma will compete for the program’s first national title Saturday inside the BJCC Arena. Kindler and Spears both acknowledged the pressure that is still on the Sooners.

“It’s everything or bust,” Kindler said. “There’s going to be five losers and one winner, so everybody’s just got to put it on the line. If you don’t put it on the line, you’re not going to have the opportunity to win that championship.”


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