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Utah gymnastics: Red Rocks climb to No. 2 in rankings

Deseret News

Published: Monday, Jan. 16 2012 1:47 p.m. MST

The University of Utah gymnastics team is ranked No. 2 in the nation following the first regular-season poll. The rankings are based on total season average. Utah, whose score of 197.400 in its win over Utah State last Friday is the best in the country this season, is averaging a 196.713 after two meets. Earning the No. 1 spot this week is Nebraska, which scored a 197.375 in its only meet to date.

Ute freshman Georgia Dabritz, who scored a 9.975 on floor last week, is leading the nation on that event with a 9.938 average. Other Utes ranked in the top 10 are Stephanie McAllister, No. 9 in the all-around (39.388) and Kailah Delaney, tied for No. 7 on vault (9.913).

The Utes are ranked second on beam (49.138) and floor (49.313) and are No. 4 on vault (49.350).

Utah takes this week off before returning to action on Friday. Jan. 27 against BYU in the Huntsman Center.

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