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Saturday March 29, 2008

It was one of the closest finishes you’ll ever see, but congratulations to the Gym Dogs for winning the SEC championship on Saturday night.

Georgia’s 197.350 total score was fractions of a point over the 197.325 posted by Alabama and Florida. The scoring was so close that it took nearly 30 minutes to sort out unofficial scoresheets that indicated an Alabama victory.

The scoring was just as close in the all-around competition. Katie Heenan’s 39.575 was also just 0.025 off the night’s best score by Ashleigh Clare-Kearney of LSU. Heenan’s results were enough to make her the all-time leading scorer in Georgia gymnastics history. Georgia’s Tiffany Tolnay was fourth in the all-around.

Now it’s on to the NCAA regionals and the team’s quest for their fourth consecutive NCAA team title. The championships are in Athens this year from April 24-26. The road hasn’t been easy for Georgia since losing Courtney Kupets for the season earlier this month, but Saturday’s results against some of the nation’s best competition shows that they have what it takes to repeat…again.

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