For about two hours last Friday night, the Gym Dogs had the top score in the nation when they posted a 197.025-196.6 win over the fifth-ranked Florida Gators. Nearly two hours later Utah won at home with a 197.2. A year ago it took Georgia until the ninth meet of the season to break the 197 mark.
It was a big jump in the scores for one night all over the country. Entering last week¹s competitions Alabama had the best score with a 196.15, but four teams broke that by the end of the weekend (Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Utah).
Georgia and LSU faced each other in two different meets a year ago with Georgia winning one. The Gym Dogs defeated the Tigers in the SEC Championship and LSU won a dual meet in Baton Rouge.
Georgia freshman Courtney Kupets last week placed first in all three events she entered at the Florida meet with a 9.9 on vault, a 9.95 on bars and a 9.925 on beam. Kelsey Ericksen and Katie Heenan finished 1-2 in the all-around with season-high scores of 39.5 and 39.425.