Feb. 21, 2014
The Perfect 10 Challenge was held on podium, meaning all four apparatuses were elevated up from the floor. Normally, only the NCAA Championships and Olympics are on podium.
Michigan now holds all-time records of 7-9 against Oklahoma, 5-27-1 against Alabama and 23-4 against West Virginia.
U-M faced a No. 1-ranked team during the regular season for the first time since Feb. 17, 2012, vs. Oklahoma.
Friday's meet was the first time in 13 regular-season competitions that U-M didn't win or take first. The streak started on Feb. 2, 2013, vs. Iowa. During the streak, U-M went 20-0 in all regular-season competitions.
The Wolverines scored 49.450 on vault on Friday, its highest score of the season on that apparatus. The previous best was 49.300, achieved both on Jan. 25 against Ohio State and Jan. 31 against Michigan State.
Michigan had its second-highest uneven bars score of the season. Its highest was 49.475 from Jan. 31 vs Michigan State.
Factoring in Friday's score of 196.200, U-M improved its RQS from 196.515 to 196.595, dropping its score of 195.800 from Feb. 7 at Illinois. The rankings switch over to RQS beginning on Monday (Feb. 24). U-M will have only one more chance to improve on its road scores, coming at the Big Ten Championships on March 22 (at Penn State).
The Wolverines' balance beam score was its lowest of the season (48.275) by nearly five-tenths. They only had one fall in seven attempts (plus exhibition). Sophomore Austin Sheppard scored 9.775 in the exhibition spot, which would have been best on the team if she were in the normal lineup.
Natalie Beilstein's tied her career high on floor exercise on Friday. She scored 9.950 back on March 12, 2011 at Georgia. It was also her highest vault score of the season.
Talia Chiarelli set a new career high on vault (9.850) on Friday. Her previous high was 9.825, set on Jan. 17 at North Carolina State.
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