Razorback Gymnast Jaime Pisani No. 1 In Nation On Two Events

by UA Media Relations  on Monday, Mar. 19, 2012 2:50 pm  

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

Senior All-American gymnast Jaime Pisani has been hot for Arkansas, winning 13 individual events the last three weeks and she’s now ranked No. 1 in the nation on two different events.

Pisani won four titles at No. 16 Missouri last week and has climbed back to the No. 1 position on floor. She was No. 1 in the country in the all-around last week and she’s maintained that position for the second straight week. Pisani was previously No. 1 on floor for a five-week stretch from Jan. 30-Feb. 27.

She has a Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 39.590 in the all-around with an average of 39.460, and a school-record high and national high of 39.725. On floor, she’s tied for the top spot in the nation with an RQS of 9.940, leads the nation with an average score of 9.929 and has matched the national high this year with a school-record 9.975.

Pisani had two 9.95s last week to win vault and floor, and she won beam with a 9.90 and the all-around with a 39.60.

Senior Mariah Howdeshell won bars at Missouri with a 9.875 and has moved up to No. 3 in the country.

The week before, at West Virginia, Pisani won the all-around, bars, beam and floor. The previous week, at home against Minnesota, she won all five titles, tying Howdeshell for the win on bars.

Pisani is also tied for No. 7 on bars, tied for No. 9 on vault and tied for No. 11 on beam.

Sophomore All-American Katherine Grable, who has missed the last two meets with an ankle injury, is No. 4 in the all-around, No. 6 on floor, tied for No. 6 on vault and tied for No. 11 on beam.

Sophomore Shelby Salmon is tied for No. 38 on bars and junior Jordan Salsberg, who is out for the year with a knee injury, is No. 37 in the all-around.

As a team, the Razorbacks are No. 10 in the country. Arkansas is tied for No. 5 on vault, No. 6 on bars, No. 14 on beam and No. 8 on floor.

In the South Central Region rankings, Arkansas is No. 3 overall, on vault, bars and floor, and No. 4 on beam.

Pisani is No. 1 in the all-around and on floor, tied for No. 3 on beam, tied for No. 4 on vault and is No. 5 on bars.



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