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MSU Gymnastics Heads West for Meet at Washington on Friday


Spartans face Huskies in first of two straight road meets.  Photo courtesy of MSU SID.

Spartans face Huskies in first of two straight road meets. Photo courtesy of MSU SID.


EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State gymnastics team will travel to No. 15 Washington this weekend in its first of two road competitions to conclude the season. With its home schedule complete, MSU travels to Seattle, Wash., to face the Huskies on Friday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET. The Spartans enter the weekend fresh off their two highest scores of the season against Illinois and Alaska-Anchorage. This will mark the first-ever meeting between the Huskies and MSU.


The Green and White enter the weekend with an overall regional qualifying score (RQS) of 193.105 for 38th overall. MSU's top apparatus mark comes in the uneven bars where it ranks 25th with an RQS of 48.730. The Spartans also post an RQS of 48.660 (31st) on the vault and a 48.530 (41st) on the floor exercise. On the balance beam, MSU's RQS is 47.870, placing it 43rd nationally.


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Junior Jackie Berg is the top gymnast for the Spartans on the bars with an RQS of 9.825 (42nd). Senior Nicole Argiros sits atop the team leaderboard on the vault with an RQS of 9.780 (100th). Sophomore Shanthi Teike leads MSU on both the balance beam and on the floor exercise. Teike has an RQS of 9.755 on the floor and a 9.705 on the beam.


Washington enters the weekend ranked 15th nationally with an overall RQS of 195.445. The Huskies’ top event on season is the uneven bars as they are 14th nationally with an RQS of 48.995. UW is 18th on the floor exercise with a 48.930 RQS. On the vault, the Huskies have a 48.955 RQS (20th) while they post a 48.600 (23rd) on the balance beam this season.


Ruby Enrgreitz leads Washington on the beam with the 15th-best RQS of 9.865. Kristen Linton is tops on the team on the floor with a 9.845 RQS (30th). On the vault, Amanda Cline ranks 46th nationally with an RQS of 9.830. Samantha Walior is tops on the team on the balance beam with a 9.780 (60th).


The Green and White close out the year on Friday, March 11 when it faces Oklahoma at 8 p.m. ET in Norman, Okla.