Even with Akash Modi only competing two events, Stanford (422.25) was able to easily take home the first-ever Pac-12 Invitational title over Nebraska (408.8), Cal-Berkeley (404.05) and Arizona State (387.7). Robert Neff was the lone all-arounder for the Cardinal and he impressed with an 84.65.
In one of his two events, Modi put up the nation's first 15 on HB this year (15.05) to win the event. Josiah Eng's 15.2 on rings was a big talking point on the Pac-12 Network's broadcast of the meet. That score checks in as second-best in the NCAA this year behind Oklahoma's Allan Bower (15.35).
It has to be a good feeling for Stanford to know that they can score as high as 422 even without their star, Modi, doing all-around. Their week eight home meet against the Sooners can't come soon enough.
The Huskers rode great days on FX (71.45) and VT (71.1) to a second-place finish on Saturday. Their lone event title came from Anton Stephenson who competed a great yurchenko-2.5 for a 14.75.
Stephenson ranks top-30 in the NCAA on four events: FX, PH, VT and PB.
Yordan Aleksandrov (AA - 81.7) and Aaron Mah (81.5) led Cal to their second-best team performance of the year on Saturday evening. Aleksandrov was great on PB (14.55) and HB (14.8) while Mah did the majority of his damage on FX (14.7) and VT (14.5). PH continued to trouble the Golden Bears (60.9).
Arizona State did not have the meet they hoped for but still had their best performances of the year on FX (70.4) and VT (70.45). The wheels came off on HB where the Sun Devils could only manage a 59.25. Vincent Van De Motter (NCAA Club Gymnast of the Week) was the leading scorer on HB with a 13.1.
Check out the meet highlights courtesy of the Pac-12 Network here.
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