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Stanford Men’s Gymnastics: Cardinal Takes Silver at MPSF

Another nice finish for the Cardinal

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There is only one team ranked above the Cardinal in the nation and that’s the Oklahoma Sooners. Unfortunately for Stanford, they happen to find them in their conference.

No. 2 Stanford finished the night in second behind Oklahoma at the MPSF Championships by a margin of just under 6-points. Yes, they may have won the war, but we most definitely won a battle or two.

Stanford’s Akash Modi took the all-around crown that evening with an 88.000, in addition to his 4th MPSF Gymnast of the Year award, making him only the 3rd athlete in conference history to ever accomplish such a feat.

Andrew Misiolek led the way for the Cardinal on pommel horse with his 2nd place finish of 14.450, bringing the team to a 68.750 total score.

Stanford followed that up with a season-best 72.250 on rings behind Josiah Eng’s 15.100. Modi took 4th in the event with a season-high 14.800, and Robert Neff’s 14.250 also served as a personal-best.

Connor Lewis posted a career-best 14.250 on vault to go along with Taylor Seaton’s 14.650, en route to a team score of 71.950.

Modi took 2nd on the parallel bars with a season-best of 15.450 and freshman Bailey Perez posted a career-best of 13.500.

Up until this point, the Cardinal had come within a few points of winning every single event. With 2 events left, the meet took a complete 180-degree turn.

Stanford took the high bar title behind Neff’s 2nd place 14.850 and Modi’s 3rd place 14.700. Then they followed that up with a W on the floor, featuring scores like Seaton’s 14.650, Modi’s 14.600, and Neff and Jordan DeClerk’s 14.350.

Finishing the meet on an inspiring run, the Cardinal now has two weeks to train and then carry that momentum into the NCAA Championships at West Point on April 21-22.