Gymnastics posts nation’s highest score, two perfect 10s

The UCLA gymnastics team notched the highest score in the country on Saturday in a convincing win 198.125-194.175 win over Stanford.

The No. 5 Bruins bested No. 1 Oklahoma’s previous national high of 198.025 with their best bars rotation since 2005. Madison Kocian and Peng-Peng Lee both scored perfect 10s as UCLA tallied a team bars total of 49.725, which is tied for third-best in program history.

UCLA also posted season highs on vault (49.5) and floor (49.475) while winning each individual competition. Madison Preston won vault with a career-high 9.950 and Katelyn Ohashi won beam with a career-high 9.975. Kocian, in addition to tying for the bars title with Lee, won floor (9.950) and the all-around (39.575).

Oklahoma is the only other team in the country to break the 198-point mark this season. The Bruins have a big Pac-12 meet next week against No. 4 Utah in Salt Lake City.