Women's Gymnastics

Kentucky Faces Arkansas at Barnhill Arena on Friday Night

by Chris Shoals

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 10 Kentucky Gymnastics team travels west this week and will face off against the No. 14 Arkansas Razorbacks inside Barnhill Arena on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET. The meet will be broadcasted on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the ESPN app.
 
Kentucky is currently nationally ranked inside the top 10 in three of the four rotations, nabbing the No. 7 spot in vault, No. 8 in bars and No. 9 position on floor. UK will also be looking for its first win on the road this season when it hits the road for Fayetteville, Arkansas.
 
UK is 5-1 this season, having won four in a row after starting the season 1-1. The Wildcats have scored back-to-back 197.450 scores in the past two weekends to collect four wins in those two meets. The 197.450 marks the highest score so far this year for UK.
 
Raena Worley is currently one of the major national storylines of the season, scoring at least a 39.600 in the all-around for all four of UK’s meets this season, including a career-high tying 39.750 two weeks ago, marking the program’s first regular-season mark that high since 1996.
 
Last weekend, it was Cally Nixon who impressed alongside Worley and posted a 9.975 for the second time in her career on bars and also had a 9.850 on vault to help kickstart the Kentucky lineup in the opening two rotations.
 
Arkansas is slotted No. 14 in the national rankings, and has the ninth-best ranking in beam this season. The Razorbacks are led by third-year head coach Jordan Weiber.
 
Follow along with the Wildcats on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, and on the web at UKathletics.com.
 

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