The Penn State men’s gymnastics team qualified for the team finals in the NCAA Championships.
The No.2 Nittany Lions are in Norman, Okla. to seek a national title this weekend. Today, they placed second in the session one qualifier round. This advances them to the team finals on Friday.
The Lions scored 353.00, right behind No. 8 Michigan, who scored 353.450. No.3 Stanford also moves on to Friday from the session one qualifier round.
Here are the highlights of the day:
-The Lions placed first overall in pommel horse (59.650) and still rings (60.150)
-Senior Warren Yang placed fifth on floor with a score of 15.100, while freshman Craig Hernandez placed ninth with a score of 14.950
-Hernandez placed first on the pommel with a score of 15.550 with second placed behind by a whole .500 of a point
-Sophomore Adrian Evans placed third on pommel with a score of 14.950, while junior Mackenzie Dow placed ninth on the event with a score of 14.650
-On rings, junior Scott Rosenthal and senior captain Miguel Pineda took the top two spots with scores of 15.550 and 15.400 respectively
-Junior Felix Aronovich placed fifth on rings with a score of 14.650. Redshirt sophomore Nihir Kothari was not far behind in seventh with a score of 14.550
-Freshman Tristan Duverglas placed seventh on vault with a score of 15.150, while junior Parker Raque finished ninth with a score of 14.900
-Dow also placed ninth on parallel bars with a score of 14.450, while Yang placed seventh with a score of 14.500
-Aronovich placed third on high bar with a score of 14.750 and Yang eighth with a score of 14.4 and Dow tenth with a score of 14.3
Look for the Lions Friday night as they compete in the NCAA team finals championships at 8 p.m. ET. The individual all-around champion will also be crowned that night.