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Gymnastics Team Still No. 1



  GAINESVILLE - After a come from behind victory over No. 4 Alabama Friday night, the gymnastics team remained at the No. 1 position Monday for the second straight week in national rankings released by GymInfo on Monday.

  The first five rankings of the season are based on the total season average before chaning to a ranking by regional qualifying score. Florida won its first three meets - at the Super Six Challenge (196.55), over Oregon State in a dual meet (196.85) and against Alabama (196.825) - to earn its national leading average of 196.742.

  The Gators will meet No. 2 Georgia, the two-time defending NCAA champion, Saturday in Athens at 4 p.m. It's the first time the Gators will meet the Bulldogs while carrying the No. 1 ranking. Cpach Rhonda Faehn said she was proud of her team's ability to rally late in last week's meet, but knows it can't happen that way against the Bulldogs.

"We definitely know we cannot perform the way we did against Alabama at the University of Georgia this weekend and expect to come away with the win,'' Faehn said. "Georgia is obviously defending national champion and a very, very strong team so we have to go in there and compete aggressively and start out strong on bars right from the start and really put every routine together and build on those routines. I feel we have a really good chance to do that.''



[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:14pm]


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