Gymnastics to compete in Morgantown Regional

Henry Palattella

The Kent State gymnastics team is competing in the Morgantown Regional in Morgantown, West Virginia, the NCAA announced Monday afternoon.

The Flashes had a regional qualifying score of 195.720 in the regular season, a mark good enough to qualify the team for regionals. This is its ninth NCAA regional in the past 10 seasons. 

Junior Rachel Stypinski will come into regionals fresh off of being named MAC Gymnast of the Year, while seniors Jordan Hardison and Skyelee Lamano were both named to the All-MAC Second Team. 

The two top teams and the two top all-around competitors from each regional site will receive an automatic berth to the national championships. The two top teams from the Morgantown Regional will compete with the two top teams from the Gainesville and Lincoln semifinals. 

The event winners at each site will advance to the national championships in their respective event if they are not part of a qualifying team or an all-around qualifier. 

The six teams at the Morgantown regional include: No. 6 University of Alabama, No. 7 University of Michigan, No. 18 Southern Utah University, George Washington University, West Virginia University and Kent State.

The national championships will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 14-15, on the University of Missouri’s campus. 

Henry Palattella is the sports editor, contact him at [email protected]